Acts 1:8 (AMP) 8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
We all know and understand that God has power – but we too have power! The Holy Spirit will give us power to do things we could not do on our own. Why would we want just enough to get by on when we can live an abundant life? Jesus is the anointed one. We have an anointing and we are all anointed. The anointing enables us to do great things in life. We need to treat the anointing as precious and valuable.
One reason we don’t experience God’s presence in our life is because we don’t know how to protect what we have inside of us. It is time we value the gift that has been given to us. We have the Holy Spirit inside of us, but how much of the Holy Spirit has us? If we want the Holy Spirit to fill us, then we may need to empty a few things out of our life first. God can use all of us if we let Him.
The Holy Spirit is available to each and every one of us. It is up to us to accept the Holy Spirit and be determined to live the life that Jesus died for us to have. We can do more than just barely get by in life. We can do whatever we need to doin Christ who strengthens us.
Acts 1:4-5 (AMP) 4 And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. 5 For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with ([a]placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.
People teach us that we have to abide by rules to be saved, but the truth is we don’t. We just have to have a personal relationship with Christ and He will lead us to do what we need to do in life. The Holy Spirit will guide us each step of the way in life, but we have to be willing to be led. There are awesome teachings out there on how to live a better life and those are great, but we should study those in conjunction to working with the Holy Spirit and letting it guide us in life rather than being led by people telling us what to do. If we do not partner with the Holy Spirit we will likely fail or relapse. We are partners with God!
Romans 7:6 (AMP) 6 But now we are discharged from the Law and have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under [obedience to] the old code of written regulations, but [under obedience to the promptings] of the Spirit in newness [of life].
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen