Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day four)
V. 52 – “And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”
One of the keynote messages of Acts is the gift and work of the Holy Spirit. Over and over, we see how the gospel is communicated, men are inspired to preach, believers are delivered from prison, or hearts and lives are changed…all by the work of the Holy Spirit. Whether circumstances are difficult or encouraging, the Holy Spirit continually fills the disciples with joy. What a blessing to have the steadiness of the presence of the Holy Spirit!
Have you allowed your circumstances to steal your joy? It is easy to do. We get caught up in the business of life and lose sight of the perspective of the Holy Spirit. When Barnabas and Paul were set aside for God’s work, the church leaders were praying and fasting…looking for direction from the Holy Spirit. Seek daily for the Spirit to continually fill you…joy is so much better than stress and discouragement.