Daily Devotion on Acts 2:1-21

Text:  Acts 2:1-21

Could this be the same person?

What happened to the man who walked on water but sank because he doubted? Didn’t he try to stop Jesus from dying? Wasn’t he the one who swore and called down curses upon himself while denying that he knew Jesus?

Could this be the same person?

How could it be that Peter suddenly understood everything Jesus had done? How could it be that Peter suddenly had courage? How could it be that Peter had risen from the depths of denier to the peak of preachers in only 53 days?

How could this be? It was the Holy Spirit!

Jesus promised that he would send the third person of the Holy Trinity, God the Holy Spirit, to fill the disciples with power and courage to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. On the day of Pentecost, we see just that happening. Peter stood up and delivered a powerful and courageous sermon to the Jews about who Jesus is and what he did. Such great understanding and such fearless witnessing was made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit.

So now today we quiver and quake when we consider the mission Jesus has sent us on: Go and make disciples of all nations! Yet we need not fear because the Holy Spirit has been promised to us as well. He is the one that gives us the powerful words to speak and fills us with courage and boldness to proclaim to others what Jesus has done.

Could you be like Peter? Could you be so bold? Could you witness like that?

You can . . . and you will! God the Holy Spirit is with you and and will bless you!

Prayer: Holy Spirit, Light Divine, shine upon this heart of mine! Fill me with courage to be your faithful witness to all the ends of the earth. Bless the words that I share with others, that they too might know the great things you, O God, have done. I pray in your name, O Comforter and Guide. Amen.

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About Pastor Phil Huebner

Pastor. Missionary. Principal. Husband. Father. Serving in love as each. http://www.ctkpalmcoast.com

Posted on May 22, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. On Christ the solid rock I stand ! All other ground is sinking sand.

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