But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Did you know that, as followers of Christ, we have access to incredible power?
Our verse for today teaches that through the Holy Spirit, we receive power. But it’s important to realize that while every believer is indwelled by the Spirit of God, not every believer is filled with the Spirit of God. So let me share how you and I can live a life filled by God’s Spirit and power each and every day.
First, you and I must desire to be filled by the Holy Spirit. When we desire the Spirit of God to work within us and you and I invite Him to come and live in us, change us, and empower us, you and I will see radical changes in our life.
Secondly, if you and I want the Holy Spirit to fill us, then we must make it as our number one priority to seek Him every single day. As we become intentional about laying our life before the Lord, you and I will receive a fresh infilling of His Spirit to empower us for every new day.
Thirdly, permit the Holy Spirit to fill us. The Holy Spirit is ready and willing to fill our life and to help you and I become more like Jesus. He wants to empower us and give you and I the strength and wisdom we need. All that is needed is for you and I to surrender and permit Him to be a central part of our life and to work with us in living each day for the glory of God!
As you and I surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit, we’ll begin to radiate the fruits of the Spirit… love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. These qualities are not easy but almost impossible to develop in our own power!
But as you and I allow the Holy Spirit to live through us, these qualities will grow in us, and demonstrate to those around us the reality of God’s power in our life.
LIVING IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A CRUCIAL PART OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE. ARE YOU ACCESSING THIS POWER EVERY DAY?