The manual for empowerment is God’s word TO us and IN us.

God instructs us to "Attend to my word – they are life and health to all their flesh" Prov 4: 20–22

Why? Because it is

"…. living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart".  Heb 4:12

We as Christians have a responsibility towards God to be diligent students of his Word.

"Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3: 15 – 17