“After this prayer, the building where they were meeting shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. And they preached God’s message with boldness.” Acts 4:31
Have you been shaken by the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, the bible says, is the Spirit of God himself. If you are in Christ, the Holy Spirit dwells within you. But are you giving the Spirit of God room in your life to lead you and guide you? Are you allowing Jesus to shake you up for his purposes? Have you been listening to his desires or constantly telling him your desires?
“They preached God’s message with boldness.” God’s message is the message about Christ, the Gospel. If you allow the Holy Spirit to empower you, He will give you power to share God’s message. Are you struggling with prayer? Seek a greater filling of the Spirit and he will teach you to pray with great power. Ashamed of the Gospel? Ask the Lord to fill you up with boldness from his Spirit. Are you caught up in addiction, depression, or other destructive life patterns? Look to Romans chapter 8:
“If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
Life and Peace. These are promised to all who allow the Holy Spirit to fill their life. The Spirit of God is alive and able to truly direct every area of your life if you allow him to! An exciting adventure awaits all of us if we seek to be filled with the Spirit of Jesus Christ.