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.
I remember last year during a football game one of the few times that the Tennessee Titans were driving to the goal. In the middle of a play, the screen went totally blank. I pressed the on-button on my remote control and watched nothing happen. I jumped up and ran to the television to press some buttons on the TV. Nothing happened. The screen sat blank, and I was missing the game. Upon examination of the room, I saw that the television was plugged into the power strip. It was plugged in but it was dead.
Have you ever been in such a situation where you were attempting to do something and you didn’t have the power? It looked like you were plugged in, but dead. Just like I couldn’t watch the television, you didn’t have the power. Life is going on and you were missing it.
Right now, think about something that you need to do, but have not done because you don’t think you have the power to do it. Well I am here today to tell you that you now can take steps to doing it. You can now stop allowing things to stand in your way. Yes, you have received power.
God gave us power when God gave us the Holy Ghost, so today, you have power. And the scripture tells us that you will be witnesses to that power.
Today, stop living like you haven’t been given the power of Christ’s Holy Spirit. Today, I ask you to become witnesses to the power that Got has given to you.
Well, I looked again, and then realized that the problem with my television set was that the power switch on the power strip was off. See I was plugged in, but I didn’t turn the power on. My child must have hit it while I was paying close attention to the game. I simply turned on the switch and then the television jumped back to life.
Today, you can jump to life, because Jesus has already flipped the switch giving us his Spirit. Today, live the life that God has called you to live and be witnesses to that power.
Holy God, we thank you for giving us the power that comes with the Holy Spirit. We know that with power comes responsibility and so today we ask that you help us become witnesses of that power in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.