Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- July 27, 2011
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” Acts 4:31
Is your faith tired and are your spiritual muscles weak with atrophy? If so, gather with some committed Christians or get on your knees by yourself, and ask your heavenly Father to fill you to overflowing with His Spirit. It’s the Spirit’s fullness that energizes individual believers and causes a team of Christians to resonate on where to proceed next. It is the Holy Spirit that aligns humble hearts around heaven’s purposes which produces sanctified results.
“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him” (Luke 11:13)!
There is a boldness that is birthed on the lips of Spirit-controlled Christians. The flesh fumbles for words and apologizes for its belief in Jesus, but the Spirit is comfortable to communicate with confidence the promises of God: He loves, He forgives, He judges sin, He’s generous, He died on the cross, He rose from the dead and He’s coming back again. The word of God is the language of a soul steeped in the Spirit’s influence—that it must share.
Yes, there is a humble attitude that accompanies bold speech; otherwise the recipient is turned off by religious pride and arrogance. Oh, the embarrassment of looking down on others, when we are in their same state—without the Lord extending to us His mercy and grace. We can never get over the fact that once we were lost, and, only now, because of salvation in Jesus and the Spirit’s revelation, can we revel in God’s goodness. Humility takes the offensive edge off brash boldness and allows us to care for those without Christ.
Who do you know outside of the faith that needs your kind confrontation? Are you investing in them with truth and grace? Perhaps you invite a friend to discuss selected Bible passages or read a devotional together that pertains to their life. God’s word goes to places in the heart we are unable to go. So, be bold to lovingly share Scripture. Lean into the Spirit’s promptings which lead you as to when and how to come out for Christ!
“He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord” (Acts 11:24).
What evidence in my life points to the Spirit’s influence of holy boldness in my actions?
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