Title: The Power of Witness
Text: Acts 1:8
Thought for the Day:
In a court of law there is no more powerful evidence than the testimony of an eyewitness. The first-person account of what was seen and heard carries great weight with judge and jury. It seems that much of the testimony that is coming from the church these days concerning the truth and power of God is not eyewitness testimony but is more often what the court would classify as hearsayor third-party testimony. Many Christians are not experiencing the power of God in their lives, but they hear about what God is doing elsewhere. Their doctrine or theology might be very sound, but life in the power of the Holy Spirit is not being realized.
Jesus told the disciples that they would be His witnesses when the Holy Spirit came upon them. This witness would be two-fold. First, there would be the internal witness of living in the Holy Spirit as God’s Holy Spirit was resident in their hearts. Second, there would be the witness that they would be to those around them of the power of God in their lives. Are we truly eyewitnesses to the power of God, or are we more likely guilty of hearsay testimony?
Pray through this Thought for the Day as the Spirit leads you in your heart and in your mind. Amen.