Every now and then, I just run across items that intrigue me. The other day I ran across P.O.W.E.R. Magazine. I liked the idea that “God has a destiny in mind for you, and it is bigger than you can ever imagine. Stepping into that destiny begins with Prayer, Obedience, and Worship and letting Him use you for the Edification of His people, bringing about a Rebirth … thus the International P.O.W.E.R. acronym.” So I thought that I would ask its Publisher, Kim Stewart, a few questions.

Tell me a little bit about P.O.W.E.R. Magazine.

International P.O.W.E.R.’s mission is to “Compel People To Come To Christ”, encourage family values and overall personal development. We are not packaged like many traditional Christian magazines because our focus is on the un-churched and the un-saved. We hope to feature cover stories on celebrities like Tony Dungy and Angela Bassett who are not ashamed to tell people about the “Good News About Jesus Christ” In hopes that people, who admire these personalities, will read about how they give the God the Glory and perhaps do a self examination of their walk with the Lord. And at some point say “What must I do to be saved”?

What lead you to start your own magazine?

Once I relocated back to Indianapolis, from Atlanta, I was disturbed to fine that many of my old acquaintances living lives of quiet desperation. Living in the same condition they were in when I left. The communities that I was raised in did not appear to be progressing. However, other communities seemed to be flourishing. So I believed that if their was some form of a magazine could address their needs and show them the steps needed to transform themselves from the inside out, then perhaps a change for the better could take place in their individual lives – leading to a change through out the city, the state, this country and all over the world.

What unique voice do you hope to add to the magazine scene?

Unlike most publishers, I am not in the magazine business as much as I am in the people business. Therefore, I hope to provide a voice for those who don’t have a platform to express themselves as well as a large readership that will enable us to move in great numbers towards solving problems that plague all communities. For example, healthcare certainly does not have a color, yet it has a price tag. If we are able to use our database to bring about change for all people then our unique voice will have been heard.

What has your own spiritual journey been like?

We don’t have time for that testimony yet, but it is coming soon. I will sum it up however like this. I should have been dead a long time ago. I have done every type of un-Godly thing there is, yet God has continued to have mercy on me and save me from myself. In my case I really don’t believe God cares one way or the other if I publish a magazine. I have a testimony and he didn’t bring me out of it to not share it with anyone. Truthfully, I believe that he has allowed me to manage P.O.W.E.R. (I say manage because it’s his magazine like all things. His money, His house, His car etc., and he is loving us enough to let us manage some of His things), as a way to get me in shape for the real task at hand and that is to do Christian Motivational Speaking.

If you had to leave someone with one message, what would it be?

Christ died on the cross to save us from the penalty of sin. He exchanged His life for our life In His death he also freed us from many of the chains that we are bound to; divorce, drugs, homosexuality, etc. But the scripture that immediately came to my heart II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

[If you are interested in P.O.W.E.R. Magazine, click here.]

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