“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…”
(Acts 1:8, NKJV)
Receive Power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is essential in our Christian walk. Once we have received the Holy Spirit we shall be empowered by God. Now I’m not talking about the pinky and the brain I am going to take over the world empowerment. Being empowered by god is being provided wisdom when you lacked wisdom on a given subject. Being empowered means having courage when you fear. Being empowered by god means coming out of your comfort zone and take on a new role for his glory.
God strengthens us, he equips us with everything we need to move on to the next task he has for us.
Remember your victory is his victory. The scripture tells us that when Jesus ascended to heaven he told his disciples that he was sending his comforter. Who was that? The Holy Spirit of course .
The Holy Spirit doesn’t just comfort us, the bills Spirit I s our counselor, teacher
And our strength. The Holy Spirit provided for us. In order to receive the power and greatness god had in store for you, one needs to open your heart, open your mind, open your eyes, open your would and be ready to receive.
I challenge you today.
Receive gods power.
I challenge you.
Open your heart.
Open your eyes.
Open your mind.
Be ready to receive.
Invite the Holy Spirit and be willing and ready to be filled with gods power and glory.
Let the Holy Spirit do his works in you.
Read the Bible, as you read, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal gods plan.
Invite him in.
Open the door.
Be ready to be equipped by the Holy Spirit.
I challenge you today.
Do you accept?
Pray with me.
Father God I want to be empowered by you. I want to feel the warmth of your spirit. I want to be equipes by you. I want to be used in your glory. God help me open my eyes to be able to see your wonder. God help me open my ears to be able to hear the call of the Holy Spirit. God help me open my mind so that doubt doesn’t pass my mind and I can accept your power. God open my heart for I want to be filled with your glory. Lord use me any way you seem fit using the Holy Spirit. I am willing, able and ready to receive your Holy Spirit who will equip me in this walk with you. Amen
A Prayer for Today
“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.”
“A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
Doctors, nutritionists, specialists, teachers and parents for years have drilled that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We are told we need to have a balanced diet, so that we can refuel after an evening in nocturnal bliss sleeping. We need to fuel up so we can go about our school day, work day, toddler day, stat at home parent day and just in general function until it is time for us to rest again.
What if I told you we need to nourish our spirit the same way we nourish our carnal beings. David emphasizes here that he earnestly searches for God, thirsts for God, he will glorify God and sing him praises. All that happens in the early morning.
He speaks of glorifying God, quenching his thirst with God, he praises the almighty God. a Spiritual Breakfast. He starts off his day enriching, fueling, powering in his spirit for the tasks yet unfolded for his day. The word of God, maintaining a relationship with God in the morning is just as important as that bowl of cereal, oatmeal, bacon egg & cheese, fruit parfait or anything else you have for breakfast.
The same way we eat to refuel our body after a nights rest, we need to refuel our spirit with praise, worship and manifest on Gods word. You will have a better day by being spiritually able to face the tasks before you.
God I thank you for your word. I thank you for another day. Lord I lift your name high and rejoice for all you’ve done in my life. Thank you for another day, another opportunity, another moment to fill myself up in your word and presence. Thank you for allowing me to glorify you. Thank you for your nourishment, for your bread, your blood, allowing me access to your word to meditate in. Just as my flesh need food for nourishment, my soul needs you for nourishment. I pray for you reading this. May you quench your spirit with his word. May we all like David wake up with the hunger that only God can satisfy. May our enriching of our spirit build on the relationship we are building with God. May we always remember breakfast for your soul is just as important as the breakfast needed to start your day. Amen
1 John 1:5-9New American Standard Bible (NASB)This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
What is guilt?
Guilt is the stain of sins on your conscience.
Do you have guilt?
Are you living off of a fear of past mistakes?
Trust in the lord and Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit can not only tell us when we did a wrong, but can guide us to a path towards redemption and a better walk.
Confess your sins to God, for he has forgiven you.
Psalm 32:5New American Standard Bible (NASB)
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
Our biggest problem is that we are our own critics. We critique everything we do. We know we are flawed and look into each flaw. Profess you sins to God, he has forgiven you. He is the judges of all judges.
If your guilt is for a wrong doing, ask for forgiveness and forgive oneself. Forgive the offended, ask them for forgiveness. Ask God for forgiveness though he has already granted you forgiveness. Do not let guilt weigh you down and steal your blessing.
Father God, I pray for anyone reading this. Father God I know we are flawed, we are imperfect and impure. We are sinners. I ask for forgiveness for any wrong doings I may have committed. Release me from any guilt. Release anyone reading this from any guilt that is blocking your blessings to manifests in our lives. Thank you for forgiving us. Thank you for sacrifice. Thank you for liberating us. Amen.
Proverbs 16New Living Translation (NLT)16
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.
The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished.
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.
When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.
Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness.
A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.
The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.
When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!
The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive.
Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.
From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.
Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on.
Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze.
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
Violent people mislead their companions, leading them down a harmful path.
With narrowed eyes, people plot evil; with a smirk, they plan their mischief.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
We may throw the dice,[a]
but the Lord determines how they fall.
I was going through a bad couple of days. In the midst of the stress I have been praying to God asking for guidance.
So today at work I was feeling down and needed a boast.
I opened my bible and read the this passage which was a reminder of what I needed. God told me to calm down, step back, leave it in his hands. I got this, I got you and all will work out. Though in the midst of our struggles we know to rely and trust in God, a gentle reminder is always a humbling experience.
Father God I thank you for guiding me. I thank you for reminding me, that you have all control. I trust in you dear Lord… in the midst of the storm, always and forever. Amen!