January 3, 2023

Acts 1:8 (NKJV) — 8 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.”
I own 3 lawn mowers. One is a riding lawn mower that I did not use last
year. Everything works on it except the blades do not turn. Cutting grass
with it would be so much easier if I would get it fixed. Another lawn mower I
use is a push mower. It works when it has power. I made the mistake of
buying one of these newfangled battery-operated mowers. Little did I know
the batteries after awhile do not like to be charged and new ones are
purchased at a premium cost. The third mower I have is an old gas powered
mower that uses the old reliable gasoline which by the way is why I
purchased a battery operated mower?
The point of this is POWER. Each mower was created to do one thing…cut
grass. Each will do one thing…cut grass. Each one operates from power. The
potential power is there for each mower to work. If there is no power the
mowers are useless to perform the task they were created to do. The same
is true of the Christian life. When we accepted Christ into our lives we were
given the Holy Spirit. We must allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. We
cannot do the work God has called us to do without His power, the Holy
Spirit, working in our lives.
A follower, believer in Christ has the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. The power
of God is only potential power until the possessor of that power allows God
to do His work in his life.
The church, that is the born-again believers in Christ, needs to unleash the
power of the Holy Spirit and start doing God’s work. For those who believe
you can do the work of God outside of His church, remember the church is
the Bride of Christ.
Philippians 3:12–14 (NKJV) — 12 Not that I have already attained, or am
already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ
Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have
apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind
and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the
goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV) — 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much
the more as you see the Day approaching.