The Power of One Drop

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 NKJV


 The number one in and of itself does not exemplify authority or power. Actually, the essence of one comes across as the complete opposite. Being an animal and nature lover, when it comes to the number one, I think of how powerless an ant can be alone. But as one unit, ants can kill the most poisonous snake, the deadliest spider, and many other species four to six times their size. The same are for bees, one bee can pack a mean punch, but a swarm of bees can send the strongest man to the hospital.

Suggesting that something involving the singularity of one has power, to some if not to many is an erroneous thought. In a world made up of approximately 8 billion people, an innumerable amount of species and resources, and countless opportunities, It is not far fetched to denounce the POWER of individuality. Further more, promoting oneness contends with the very fabric in which Christianity stands on.

The scriptures teach us, we are one body that functions at its best collectively, 1 Corinthians 12:12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

Perspective is everything. Contrary to the need for unity and its unmatched power, and influence, there is an enormous amount of power in one. We have to render respect to the power of one because that is what fuels the engine of ONENESS. In the center of the word unity, you have the letter “I.” I, adds to the quality of us, we, and our.

  • One bad investment has the power to disrupt a very stable portfolio.
  • One bad call in a game has the ability to change the outcome as to who wins or loses.
  • One terrible comment in a heated discussion can change the total tone of a relationship.
  • And as we see in Romans 5, one mans disobedience changed the totally of humanities earthly experience.

When you don’t understand or respect the power of individuality, nor the power in one decision, the masses are then subjected to your individual decisions.

The world we dwell in has been greatly impacted, by one microorganism. The CoronaVirus (Covid-19) crippled our country, and many countries abroad. Businesses have been forced to shut down. People have been laid off work. Stay at home ordinances have been put in place. And whats even more heartbreaking, many have lost their lives behind this one microscopic organism, and one person connecting with another.

But, there is hope. Just as by one mans disobedience sin entered into the entire world. And by one virus, many have lost their lives, and many others hope. The blood of Jesus is the one answer.

Jesus is the one unfailing option. When there are no logical answers, when all hope is gone, physical and emotional despair is inevitable, and man has no resolving options, the blood of Jesus was and is the answer to all. One Drop, of the blood of Jesus has the power to heal all manner of disease, comfort all levels of despair, bring unity to all levels of division, and break the curse of sin.

Clearly there is power and purpose in unity. But when life is falling apart and all hope is appearing to be lost, unity outside of the oneness of God will only render temporary satisfaction. The blood of Jesus is the one thing that brings brings unity, to our oneness.



How Bad Do You Want It?

Psalm 42:1 As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. 2 I thirst for God, the living God.

How Much Do You Want It?

 I love to read anything that lifts my spirit, or motivates me to take action. And I love to give attention to things that call me to look at life from a different perspective. I am not only inspired with what I read, I am also inspired by the animal kingdom. So if I am reading something uplifting that involves animals, its like killing two birds with one stone. Now do not get me wrong I am not on the the level of PETA. I do not think animals rule the world. However, I do believe God created everything with a purpose, including animals. And there is something to be learned from everything He has created. Therefore I have a great deal of respect for all of His creation. And I have a particular affinity for lions.

Almost anything that has to do with lions will catch my attention. Years ago when I was perusing the internet looking for motivational portraits to hang in my office, I saw some really good ones. I saw some on motivation, success, gratitude, and so on. There was one in particular that stood out the most. This portrait has been a constant reminder to me, that everything has a purpose. And if I am not pursuing my purpose with passion, I am doing myself a great injustice. And the survival of my calling and the plans that God has for my life, lie in the balance.

Allow me a moment to share the caption in this portrait:

In todays text, David is very burdened. He is under much distress. He is mocked by many nay sayers, saying to him, “Where is your God?” He’s crying out to God only to be burden that much more, because God’s silence is screaming louder than His is speaking. Have you ever felt so broken it made you feel as if God did not care? Or have you ever felt like you have run as far as you can run, and whatever is going to be, just has to be; because you don’t feel you can go on any further. If you have, I need you to know, THE ESSENCE OF YOUR SURVIVAL is associated to, HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT IT.

David, in this text, is much like the alert deer in the portrait. He’s burden. He feels defeated. He’s broken. And yet he’s cognizant enough to know, if he allows his feelings to catch up with him he is destined to lose. Let us just say, the lion in this portrait represents the enemy (or for a better reference, the issues of life). Like David, we will go through hardships. There will be times when we feel as if God isn’t near, and question if He cares. But we must be reminded, the bible declares demons do not rest until they have caused mischief. And we must not rest until we have caused a positive change. Not just in our situation, but in everything around us.

David didn’t allow his circumstances to define his reverence to God. But he defined his circumstances by reverencing God. He knew his survival was connected to his praise. I want to encourage you… the race is not given to the swift, but to he that endures.

Don’t give up. Keep pressing for your dreams. Keep chasing after Gods righteousness. When it feels like the enemy is right on your heels… Pray harder than your problems. Worship more than you worry. Thank Him for your triumphs, more than you think about my troubles. Because at the end of the day everybody has a job to do. Everyone has to eat. The question is…

How Much Do You Want It?