Thursday, May 12, 2011

Inspiration and Power

"26 Then the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, "Get up and head south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route." 27 So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, 8 that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury, who had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and was returning home. Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 The Spirit said to Philip, "Go and join up with that chariot."
39 When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but continued on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip came to Azotus, and went about proclaiming the good news to all the towns until he reached Caesarea. " (Acts 8: 26-29, 39-40)

When I read the above scripture this morning, I said to myself: “When I pray for inspiration and power every day, this is exactly what I want. I want the Holy Spirit to inspire me what to do or what to say and give me the power to do it. I want to completely surrender to the Holy Spirit so that He will lead me, guide me and use me as He sees fit.”

How can I make this happen? I can’t. God has taken note of my desire. He planted the desire Himself. All that I can do is to wait. (122108)

Can you imagine what it would mean to be completely under the control of the Holy Spirit? Think about this:

99% of the resources in my computer are not used.
99% of the books in my library have not been used.
99% of the DVD/CD in my library has not been exploited.
I don’t even know all that I possess today. Only one Person knows – the Holy Spirit. What would happen if He chooses to lead and guide me to use only 5% of the resources at my disposal today? I would set the world on fire!

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