Acts 1-8

Acts 1:8
” 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

We will receive power…. What does that look like? I don’t think we really know today.  The power of the Holy Spirit is best leveraged by faith. Without faith, what does the Holy Spirit have to work with? Christ chided the disciples for their lack of faith (Matthew 17:20); where would ours rank?

The power of the Holy Spirit is to radically change the world.

That, however, starts with you and me. It starts with being able to, at a minimum, allow the Holy Spirit to radically change your life. If it’s not working, check your faith level, check your ears. Are you listening to and trusting in the Holy Spirit, or are you trying to get the Holy Spirit to listen to you? If your life isn’t working like you want it to, maybe God is saying “I’m not your co-pilot, I’m the freaking pilot. When you’re tired of crashing your plane I’ll fly you where I want you to go”. I’ve crashed many planes and it seems I keep buying new ones. Argh!

How strong is your faith?

Are you willing to be radically transformed? Are you willing to do the work He wants you to do? Are you willing to give up control?

How strong is your faith?

One thought on “Acts 1-8

  1. I am reading Ecclesiastes this week. Solomon had some good advice about doing what God says and how that leads to the only real happiness. Yet, knowing all this (Solomon heard from God directly, early in his reign and God blessed him with genius AND galactic riches)…Solomon still blew it spiritually by allowing pagan worship in his family, which was a big deal breaker with God.

    How can someone that brilliant, who had truly, honestly heard from God, still do something so blatantly stupid? And David’s son, of all people?

    Someone told me once that when I’m not hearing from God, not feeling close to Him, the best remedy is to go back and remember the last thing God told me to do…and, this time, do that thing. I’ve found that to be effective. Meanwhile, as I read Ecclesiastes, I’m thanking God that we can still learn so much from imperfect examples.

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