|JUNE THEME: Miracles of Jesus
Would you leave home without your phone? How about your wallet, or
your credit/debit card? Have you ever gotten in your car and headed for
work, only to realize you left your phone at home on the charger? How did
you feel? Powerless? Likely.
We read in Acts 2, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all
together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind
came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to
rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began
to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
After the once-fearful Peter powerfully witnessed of the life-giving Messiah,
thousands were converted to The Way. Immediately, the newly formed
church began to exhibit the wonderful works of God. By the end of Acts
chapter 2, the church was supplying the needs of the poor, caring for
widows, reaching out to the young, lifting up the oppressed, and
responding to natural crises. In addition, people brought their sick and
those tormented by evil spirits and all of them were healed.
Embracing the gift of the Holy Spirit will not only give you dynamic words
for witness, but will release within you the creative, life-giving agent of
empowerment for service. Your life will be radically transformed as God
begins to open doors for the performance of signs and wonders through
Let’s prepare ourselves in anticipation of a powerful move of the Spirit,
today and every day. As we live lives that are fully and actively engaged
with the Spirit, may those around us not only see and hear but also
experience what it means to live a Spirit-empowered life.
As Pentecostals, we should worry less about our phone or our wallet. Our
primary concern every morning upon waking is to be filled afresh with Holy
Spirit. For without it, we are truly powerless.
Rev. Ginette Howse