Friday, January 25, 2013

Word of the Day... January 25, 2013



We Shall Be Witnesses To Him
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit 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.” Acts 1:8

Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power to live in such a way that you will become a reflection of him. That's what being a witness is.

It is interesting that in Antioch the people began to call Jesus followers “Christians” because they were like Christ. The term “Christians” was not one that his followers took upon themselves. It was the term given to them by the media of that day because they were so Christ like. When I became a Christian in the 1970s we were given a name by the media as well. We were known as “Jesus freaks” because we were simply crazy about Jesus Christ!

God's desire is that our lives reflect Jesus. Peter tells us that we should follow in His steps (1Peter 2:21), but we can’t do that by our own power. We cannot forgive. We cannot love. We cannot be kind and considerate like Jesus. It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit, that we can be transformed into his image and be witnesses to Him.

I can tell you that when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, it is life-changing! The Holy Spirit has changed my life forever! Whoever said that being a Christian is boring, doesn't even have a clue of what real living is. I hope all of you go out there today and give them heaven. Have a Simply Heavenly Friday! God bless you! :):)

4 comments:

The Holy Spirit is life changing, and thank you so much for this much-needed encouraging word!

I am so glad that it is a blessing to you!!! I hope you have a Simply Heavenly Weekend... I followed you back on the Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

Followed from the Aloha Friday blog hop!

xoxo,
Gayle | Grace for Gayle

Thank you so much Gayle!!! Have a Simply Heavenly day!!! :):)

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