October 5, 2021
Acts 1:8 New International Version
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 1:8The Passion Translation
But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and you will be seized with power. You will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces—even to the remotest places on earth!”
Acts 1:8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
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.
Acts 1:8 King James Version
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
No matter what version of the Bible you read this in, there is one thing that stays the same. The Holy Spirit comes. You receive Him. And you will BE. There is so much in this passage, but I want you to realize that the Holy Spirit comes and it’s all about what you are, not what you do. It says you will Be a witness. It did not say you would Go and witness. God loves you because of who you are. Not because of what you do for Him. Find freedom in that today. Be comfortable in who you are in Christ. That is enough. You don’t have to work your way into being good enough. You don’t have to serve or strive to get the Lord’s attention or blessing. Receive the power of the Holy Spirit and be who He created you to be.
Thank You Lord for loving me. Help me to understand who I am in You. Help me to find my worth in who You have made me and not in what I do. Thank you for making me enough because I am Yours. Today, help me to see the lies of the enemy that are trying to make me work for worth. Open my eyes to see You and to see myself in You. In Jesus’ Name...
Deidra B. Johnson, PhD