Spirit-Empowered to be a Witness

Acts 1:8 ESV - “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Luke wrote Acts as a continuation of his Gospel. One of the main themes in Acts is the reality of the power of God’s Spirit working in and through the apostles and other members of the Church. In Acts 1:8, the resurrected Jesus specifically tells His followers that their empowerment by the Holy Spirit will be demonstrated by their ministry as Christ’s witnesses locally and globally.

If God’s power is given to fulfill His purpose, is it possible that any of our spiritual dryness is best overcome by a respectful and bold habit of being Christ’s vocal witness to others?

Reflect: who were the last two unbelievers to whom I gave my testimony as a Spirit-empowered witness who is persuaded of the truth of Jesus Christ?

Who all comes to mind for me to pray for right now when it comes to my intentional seeking of opportunities to be a witness of Jesus this week?