Today is the day in the church calendar when we celebrate the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon believers in fulfilment of God’s word (Joel 2:28-32) in power to enable them to be God’s witnesses throughout the whole world. (Acts 2:1-13)
Energy, power and strength come from God, who gives power and strength to His people (Ps 68:34-35). We do not ultimately find the energy, power and strength we need to live for God in our own resourcefulness or entrepreneurial spirit. We find energy, power and strength in God’s Spirit, the life we now live, we live by faith in the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us. (Gal 2:20)
So often we feel weak and feeble, powerless and afraid, but in God, weakness can be turned to strength (Heb 11:34; 2 Cor 12:9). The Christian life is not meant to be lived in our own strength but in God’s (see 1 Cor 1:18-25). Today, as we receive God’s Spirit afresh in our lives, we can receive poewr and ongoing transformation from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Cor 3:18)
God has given us full access to HIs endless energy and boundless strength through Jesus’ resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit. What awesome truth!