THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 13:4-12
“Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said…” (Acts 13:9)
I have never experienced the Spirit’s leading like this.
As Jesus-followers, we all have the Spirit of Jesus. (Matthew 10:19-20).
The Spirit is not a power we control when, where and how we please.
We surrender control to the Spirit, and He uses us as He determines.
Whatever the Spirit does is designed to help advance the message of Jesus.
My job is not to seek signs and wonders, but to speak the message of Jesus.
If He prompts me, I can also speak a word and see dramatic results.
But I surrender to His leading, I await is direction.
Sometimes when I hear of how God works through others, I doubt myself.
I wonder why I do not see more dramatic signs of new life or healing.
Am I not surrendered enough, or too self-confident, or too weak in faith?
Whatever my weakness, all I can do is admit it (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
My hope is not in the signs I do (or do not) do, but in Jesus.
Though honestly, I do wish that I could see this Holy Spirit at work more.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I do wonder why I don’t see more powerful results. Do I need to surrender or trust more? Are You doing things through my weakness, things I can’t see? I am Your servant, use me as You wish.