When do I get the power?

“But 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.”  Acts 1:8.

“When the Holy Spirit comes on you.”  That’s when!

I want to do what God wants me to do.  So I set out determined to do His Will.  Never works for long.  Why?  I miss the “when” part.

I must have the Holy Spirit overwhelming me if I want to consistently do His Will.  It doesn’t work another way.  Plain and simple.

I also notice what happens when I am overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit: I’ll rightly represent Him everywhere.

There isn’t anything tricky in all this.  Well spelled out and the only way to do it.

Why, then, am I often powerless?

Why, then, do I so often misrepresent Him?

Answer: I’m not following the two steps given in today’s verse.

I long to rightly represent Him with power.  To do this I must insist on overwhelming myself with Him.  There is no other way and there never will be.

Conclusion: I must be constantly mindful of the Holy Spirit.

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