Creative Power Comes With Purpose
When we crave God’s power it should be with Kingdom purpose to impact the lives of others. A desire for the spiritual gifts turns into spiritual obesity if it’s not being poured out to bless people. In his book "Secrets to Imitating God," Bill Johnson explains this another way describing God’s friendship with Abraham and Moses, “These covenant friends throughout history all seemed to have a common sense of God’s expectation to be involved in the demonstration of His will, influencing the outcome of a matter. They understood that the responsibility rested on their shoulders, and they must act before God to get what people needed.” Imitating God is more than being like Him in power, but also about being like Him in stewarding that power purposefully.