But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
With a new year comes new hopes and dreams. A fresh slate for God to write on the tablet of your heart the plans and purposes he has for you in your life and leadership for 2017.
Reflecting on the new beginnings the disciples had after the death and resurrection of their Lord, made me think of their new year of what would be the most empowered year of their lives.
As they greived thy loss of their best friend, Messiah and Lord as they gathered together just as the great “I Am” commanded them to. Together in the upper room reflecting on what was Christs earthly ministry, many mix emotions formed… They had given up everything to follow the Lord, with the Hope of the kingdom being restored on earth.
Here we see that Gods plan for the kingdoms resore was not one of an earthly plan but a heavenly kingdom that knows no bounds.The plans these men had were not the plans of the Almighty God.
Jesus promised that he would leave a comforter that would empower them to live and lead out the great commission that he spoke of in Matthew 28. Here in the upper room we see the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to forfill the promise of God with the power of the Holy Spirit.
This year, what promises has God given you that he will empower you to have power in? This year what plans and purposes had God shown you to live and lead out of?
Know this, that as we look at the book of acts… look at the journey of empowerment, know that the almighty God will empower you to do the kingdom work he has for his establishment of His name.
Prepare your hearts for the journey of empowerment this year. The breathing of the Holy Spirit into your soul and spirit like non other. The anointing to have the power to the promises he has proclaimed over your life
Lets go on the journey of empowerment