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.