Jesus said that we would receive power when the Holy Spirit indwells us, and that we would be his witnesses. I began to think of this verse in a little different way the other day. Normally, maybe it’s just me, but; when I think of that verse (Acts 1:8), I think of the miracles the Apostles did in the book of Acts. Maybe I’m just a product of the times in that so much is preached now a days concerning how we are to be doing the miraculous, walking in the prophetic, conquering this, and subduing that. Don’t get me wrong; I understand, for the most part, what folks are trying to say. Lately though, I’ve been thinking of “witness power” a little differently.
As we walk in the Spirit, as Jesus is saving us, healing us and giving us his love, as we experience the love and forgiveness of God and the powers of the age to come; it is truly mind blowing! How do you adequately describe the holiness of God, the unconditional love, the peace of God, the way he can take the mess I’ve made of my life and turn it into something that will glorify his wonderful name? You’ve got to have the power of the Spirit! Paul told the Corinthians that “we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. (I Corinthians 2:13)
I can’t even begin to describe the awesomeness of God without the power of his precious Spirit. As we walk with him, as we come together in holy fellowship, as we wait on him, as we minister to him in those “secret times” of loving intimacy, prayerfully seeking his face, meditating on his words; it is in those quiet places of surrender, being filled freshly with his Spirit that we are equipped to show forth his glory.
My prayer today is, “Lord, fill me with your Spirit that I may have the ability to put into words just how awesome you really are!”