June 5, 2009
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 can live a life filled by God’s Spirit and power each and every day.
First, you must desire to be filled by the Holy Spirit. When you desire the Spirit of God to work within you and you invite Him to come and live in you, change you, and empower you, you will see radical changes in your life.
Secondly, if you want the Holy Spirit to fill you, then determine to seek Him every single day. As you become intentional about laying your life before the Lord, you will receive a fresh infilling of His Spirit to empower you for every new day.
Thirdly, permit the Holy Spirit to fill you. The Holy Spirit is ready and willing to fill your life and to help you become more like Jesus. He wants to empower you and give you the strength and wisdom you need. All that is needed is for you to permit Him to be a central part of your life and to work with you in living each day for the glory of God!
As you surrender yourself to the Holy Spirit, you’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 to develop in your own power!
But as you allow the Holy Spirit to live through you, these qualities will grow in you, and demonstrate to those around you the reality of God’s power in your life.
LIVING IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A CRUCIAL PART OF YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE. ARE YOU ACCESSING THIS POWER EVERY DAY?
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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