Spirit-filled witness

Re: Verse reading–Acts 2:1-41 (day seven)

“And they began to speak. . .as the Spirit was giving them utterance.”–v 4

When I was a young believer, I was made to feel guilty for not “sharing my faith”.  I don’t know whether this was intentional, or not.  I do know that I was told, again and again, that it was my “duty” to present Christ to everyone I met–strangers, members of my family, roommates, people I sat beside on airplanes.  And, the less I did so, the more guilty I felt.

I wish someone had helped me focus on the Holy Spirit.  Him–the Great Communicator. Me–the conduit and co-laborer.  I wish they had helped me read Acts 2.  When He fills with power. . .we speak.  Not something forced and awkward.  Joyful witness!

I am reminded again today and with a grateful heart.  HE gives power.  HE draws men to Himself.  HE gives utterance.  The focus is never on me.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Spirit-filled witness”

  1. Thanks for sharing how the Holy Spirit works in you. I have seen how it is liked when the Holy Spirit fills one’s heart, mind and soul. We can do everything; and we speak of the truth about Jesus to those around us at each opportunity. We have a burning desire to see unbelievers come to Jesus and grow closer to Jesus.

    I have seen that burning desire from close and trusted friends who led me to come to Christ and wanted for me to know Christ personally over the years. Bless their hearts. They have a burning desire to see me grow closer to Jesus. I am sure they are Holy Spirit-filled because they did not miss any opportunities to facilitate my learning of the Bible and to influence me to become follower of Jesus. They have served God well.

    When God gives me power and utterance through the Holy Spirit, I will feel empowered to evangelize those around me too! So please help me God!

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