Day 08 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that...
“For he was a good man [good in himself and also at once for the good and the advantage of other people], full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith (of his belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation). And a large company was added to the Lord.”
– Acts 11:20-24
You are filled with the power of the Living God! Do not let the enemy put any doubt in your heart about who you are in Jesus and who Jesus is in you! In these scripture verses, Barnabas was called a man who was full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith. If you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you too have the same power as Barnabas and all the faithful men from the book of Acts.
Remind yourself of the following verses when the who, what, when, where, and how questions start to come, and the enemy tries to tell you that you are not strong enough or good enough to be used by God. Questions like… Who am I to speak? What can I do or say to change that situation? When will I know it’s time to speak out? Where will the words come from? How can I speak into that persons life? You need to answer each question with the Word that tells you “who” you are in Christ:
Matthew 5:13-14 (AMPC) – “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.”
Acts 1:8 (AMPC) – “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
Matthew 10:19 (AMPC) – “But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to say will be given you in that very hour and moment.”
John 14:16 (AMPC) – “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.”
Purpose in your heart that you are going to allow your life to be used today as the Light of Jesus, and bring change to a dark world!
Confession for today: “Lord, help me today to realize with boldness that I have already been filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, and because of this power I can boldly speak the Word into every situation in my life that I need to see a change take place!”
Seek Him First!