Empowered For Serving

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

One of the purposes of the Holy Spirits presence is your life is to help you be successful in serving others.

I have taught and trained others this principle for years. The purpose of allowing God into your life is to change you. That change will move from being a taker/consumer to being a giver/server.

Jesus’ last words on earth were clear. You are to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve others throughout the world. Start at home and keep going to the ends of the earth. Wow! What a challenge. But in order to that to happen, you have to change.

You and I live in a consumeristic culture. “The customer is always right.” Marketing is designed to get you to do what they, marketers, want you to do. Buy their stuff! The key is to create a demand, “this will make you thiner, this will make you more attractive, this will make you smarter” and then persuade you to give them your money. You get what you pay for.

When you apply that same ideology to church - it leads to disaster. You don’t TAKE, you receive what God has planned for you. You GIVE your life and allow God to meet your needs. The Holy Spirit empowers you to be a giver, not a taker.

PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to be a giver today. AMEN

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