The Story - new beginnings
Vision without action leads only to daydreaming. Action without vision only produces random results. This week in chapter 28 of The Story, we read about Jesus giving His followers both vision and a specific assignment before He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:8) – “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After the Day of Pentecost (recorded in Acts 2:1-47), waves of believers were emboldened with the Holy Spirit’s power. These on-fire Christians invaded every corner of the earth with the Good News that streams from Christ’s cross and open tomb.
Whether you know it or not, you belong to that mighty army of witnesses. Believe it or not, the same Holy Spirit who empowered Peter, John and the rest now empowers you. Act on it or not, the mandate they received from Jesus has been passed down to you.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, fill our hearts and mouths with praise. Make us bold witnesses of Jesus in every facet of our lives. Remind us of what a privilege it is to confidently declare the wonders of God and His love, forgiveness and salvation every day. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen
Pastor Keith Grimm