Monday, October 12, 2009

What Are You Waiting On?

Acts 1:8
But you shall receive Power when the Holy Sprit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem; and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.

Everybody is waiting on something. Somebody is waiting on a phone call for someone to say, "You’re hired." Somebody is waiting on a check in the mail. Someone else is waiting on a donor to save their life. Someone is waiting for the right time to say something that may change the direction of a relationship. But a lot of our waiting could be over sooner if we learned to wait on God. Those that wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will mount up with wings as Eagles, and they will run and not get weary and walk and not faint.

How is this possible? It’s possible if you are a follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells his disciples before he ascended back to heaven, ‘You shall receive Power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you!’

When we are born again of the sprit, we all receive what we’ve been waiting on Power! Power to live right, Power to talk right, Power to think right. The Holy Spirit is the mind of God in the form of wind.

Jesus said," the Holy Spirit blows where it wishes" but for sure when you are a believer it’s going to blow on you.

Every morning you should ask God to stir afresh his Holy Spirit in you. The Holy Spirit is also the breath of God. Each morning you should ask God to breathe on you.
God doesn’t just give you the Holy Sprit to feel good but to do good. The Holy Spirit is not reactive but Proactive.

Jesus said, when the Holy Sprit comes on you something happens, “You will be my witnesses.” A witness is one who vouches for another. Jesus gives us power to go and vouch for him that he is the Son of God raised from the dead and still alive in us. The word "witness" also means martyr. We have to be willing to die for what we believe whether literally or symbolically.

We must be witnesses in:

1. Jerusalem that is our hometown or city. There is so much work to do where we live that we could be busy for a lifetime trying to get people to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

2. Judea is a town nearby but different than your hometown.

3. Samaria is a different region or culture. This is when you get out of your comfort zone to witness to people whose belief system is totally different from yours.

4. To the end of the earth. With the invention of technology, we all can be global witness. We can witness to people across the Globe through Facebook and our blogs.
Whatever you are waiting on, you will find it when the Holy Sprit has come upon you. When it does go be a witness.

Dear God, breathe on me. Let your Holy Spirit fill me so that I can be what you want me to be. Endow me with your Holy Spirit so that I can be your instrument to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. I receive the Power of the Holy Sprit on Today!

In Jesus Name,

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