When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4
I’ve always wondered what this scene must have looked like. Tongues of fire, speaking in languages they didn’t know, house filled with the blowing a wind from heaven. Images of a power and spirit beyond our human comprehension.
As we wrap up this Holy Spirit series, I want to offer a prayer for the Holy Spirit to fill each of us with the same power He filled the apostles with on Pentecost. Just think what you could do with His power enabling you!
Will you join me in this prayer asking the Holy Spirit to fill you with boldness to believe and follow?
Come, Holy Spirit! Come, fill us with Your power! Come, fill us with the same boldness You gave the apostles. Boldness to believe in You. Boldness to tune into Your voice and hear You in our lives. Boldness to say “yes” in obedience. Boldness to take steps even when we’re unsure where You’re leading us, trusting that You are good and will not lead us astray. Boldness to act, even when we don’t feel capable, believing in Your power to equip us. Boldness to be the clay in the potter’s hands and allow You to change us. Boldness to believe we can be Your agent to help change others and change the world! Come, Holy Spirit, come! Amen.
A song to inspire you to ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill you today:
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If you’ve missed any of this series and want to learn more about engaging deeper with the Holy Spirit, below is a recap:
ENGAGE the Holy Spirit:
- Engage the Holy Spirit
- Prayer to Prepare Our Hearts
- Take a Chance, Invite the Holy Spirit Into Your Life
LISTEN for the Holy Spirit:
- 5 Steps to Listen for the Holy Spirit
- Become a Sleuth for Spirit Clues
- Christopher Columbus and the Holy Spirit
OBEY the Holy Spirit:
TRUST the Holy Spirit:
EQUIPPED by the Holy Spirit:
IMPACTED by the Holy Spirit:
- Let the Holy Spirit Change You!
- The Road Isn’t Easy, But Persevere
- Planting Seeds for the Holy Spirit
- A Prayer for Perseverance
- 5 Reasons to Embrace the Holy Spirit
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