7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 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.”
Thoughts of verse
Scripture tells us that when Jesus left the earth, He told the disciples that He was sending a comforter. He was talking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not only our comforter, He’s our counselor, teacher and stand by. He searches our hearts and helps us understand scripture.
If we desire to be filled with God’s power, we need to let the Holy Spirit of God to do a work in us. As we invite the Holy Spirit to operate in our life, as today’s scripture says, we will receive God’s power! We will be strengthened and equipped for everything God has in store for us!
God wants to guide us, but to sense His direction we need to be still! We need to take time daily to listen. We have two ears and only one mouth, so God must have intended that we listen more than we talk.
We don’t need to feel pressured to pray a certain way, for a certain length of time, or to focus on specific things because other people are doing so. Instead, we can be free to express our uniqueness as we pray the way God is guiding us. He uses each of us to pray about different things so that every need is covered in prayer.
Right now, we can start asking God to show us who we truly are, and to help us hear and follow His voice according to the one-of-a-kind, wonderful way He has created us.
Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit who is my helper in this life. I choose to open my heart to Your Word to receive power so that I can walk and live in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.