He was a well-known Christian leader and he was exhausted. For twenty years he had been trying to ‘do ministry’ and ‘live the Christian life’ but something was missing. After hearing a message about how to live life empowered by the Holy Spirit rather than his own feeble strength and abilities everything changed.
God knows we can’t do it on our own. He never intended for us to try. But try we do. Some of us can fake it for a while… even 20 years! In the end, however, we always fail.
During their last days together Jesus warned His disciples they would abandon Him. Peter was appalled by the idea. He swore he would stand strong. In the Garden of Gethsemane, however, when Jesus asked him to stay awake with Him, fatigue won out and Peter slept. Hours later the disciples fled and Peter denied he even knew Jesus. If theyfailed, what hope is there for us?
Our hope is the same hope Jesus gave His disciples, the Holy Spirit. He is our source of power, our strength when we are weak and our courage when we’re afraid.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the disciples went on to change history with the courageous proclamation of the Gospel. Whatever challenges you face today, if you rely on the power and leading of the Holy Spirit, you cannot fail.
Your View of God ReallyMatters …
Don’t try to live the Christian life on your own strength. Our All-Powerful God promises to give us the power we need to handle whatever comes our way if we ask in Jesus’ name.
Do you lack God's power in your life? Has anyone ever explained to you how to be filled with God's Holy Spirit? If you want to learn more: The Secret.
Read God’s Word Today...
2 Timothy 1:14 “Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted you you.”
GOD, because You are all-powerful I will live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Based on the works of Bill Bright
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