Daily devotion

Receiving the Holy Spirit

But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.. -Acts 1:8

In Acts 1:8, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will also come upon us, giving us power (ability, efficiency and might) to be Christ’s witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Many Christians follow all the “right” rules, but wonder: Is this all there is? As a young Christian, I explained that same emptiness. Doing the right things brought temporary happiness but not deep, satisfying joy.

I cried out: “God, something is missing!” To my surprise, only a few hours later, Jesus filled me with the presence of the Holy Spirit in a way that I had never before experienced… and everything changed. I felt His power in my life in a new way.

When you spend time with God daily and receive His Holy Spirit, you’re not signing up for a scary, weird experience. You are simply receiving His power to be more like Jesus and His wisdom to walk through ordinary events.

Don’t be afraid of new things–just make sure they are biblical. I believe that God desires to take you to new heights in Him through the power of daily interaction with His Holy Spirit. He is knocking at the door of your heart. Will you open it wide and welcome Him?

From the book “Promises for our everyday life”

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About Sam Jacob

I am by profession a UI/ UX designer. I have more interest in connecting users with technology through the field of UX experience. My hobby is photography and cinematography. I am also a drummer. I started drumming at the age of 5. During my free time, i use my talent to help in my church through drumming and singing.

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