Monday, June 20, 2016

Filling for Bold Witness

June 20

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 4:23 – 37

Verse of the Day: Acts 4:31 – “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” 

After Peter and John were released, we see their companions’ response. It was one of praise, song, and prayer. It was not a planned or orchestrated service, it was a spontaneous outburst. They had been so intense in their time of interceding for the apostles, that when God responded in answer, they responded in full emotional release.

Once again, we see Luke recording that they were filled with the Holy Spirit. And again, we see him equating the outcome of this filling with being bold in the witness of the word of God. Do we seek God to fill us with His Spirit, and then want to just use it for our own emotional fulfillment? He fills us to serve and to share.

Prayer: Spirit, fill me with Your presence. Again, may I be filled to serve You in my life today. 

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