“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
When you become a Christian you get a portion of the spirit. But when the spirit comes upon you and you are filled you suddenly have power and boldness that you never knew before. You will want to spread what you have found to the ends of the earth.
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which you must be saved.” Acts 4:12
There is one way to heaven, only one, and that is Jesus Christ. You either accept him or you have rejected him.
“As for us, we can’t help speaking of what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20
I have seen and heard of so many amazing miracles, stories of God moving in lives and throughout the world. I get so choked up and overwhelmed at times. Just my little church in Phoenix is making an impact in the world. I can’t keep it to myself. I just have to pass it on.
“When they heard this, they had no further objections and they praised God saying so then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.” Acts 11:18
I am so grateful that there are stubborn Jews out there, because God decided to widen his scope to even more people, of which I am one. If he had stuck with just the Jews his chosen people, I would not have the assurance of heaven one day.
“…I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, he will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22
I remember once when God told me he loved me like he loved David, and I was floored. But I know he shows no partially. It made me strive more to be a woman after Gods heart.
“And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25
God does not need us or our money. He is all sufficient and abounds in everything. He does want us, he wants us to want him. He has given us everything and offers to give us rest, what more could we want?
“For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, we are his offspring.” Acts 17:28
Without God you can not really live. Because we are his children he can, and will, give us everything we will ever need to live a very abundant life because he loves us.
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has for me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24
God has a different plan for each of us. My plan is different than yours or my pastors. But my plan is to do his will for me. He has equipped me to do it. I should not be concerned with my own agenda but only his. That will bring me the most satisfaction.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first Jew and then Gentile.” Romans 1:16
I once thought, who wants to hear about God? They’ll think I’m nuts or goody-goody. Well then I thought about it. If I found a treasure map to a chest full of gold, would anyone care? Of course they would. Since I have gotten to know the Lord he has brought so much joy, peace and love. If others wouldn’t want that then they are just nuts and I truly feel sorry for them.
“For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in Gods sight, but it is those who obey the law who are righteous.” Romans 2:13
I can read the Bible every day, even for hours , but if I don’t put it into practice and learn to do what it says it does little for me.
“…and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24
Grace is a wonderful thing. God gives it to anyone who has faith, but it is because Jesus redeemed us by giving himself for us. God has always been good but he is just and it had to be given in a special way.