“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 1:8 NIV84)
Many people, even Christians, search for meaning and purpose. As hard as they contemplate the subject, their eyes of sight block their ability to see their God-given purpose. Luke, the writer of the book of Acts, is striving to tell us not only our purpose but also the Church’s purpose. We are here to be witnesses to the world around us of what Jesus has, is, and will be doing in our lives. This is our primary purpose. The Lord has specifically empowered us with His Holy Spirit to have the courage and the words to speak to those God puts in our path.
God hasn’t told us to figure this witnessing thing out by ourselves. He has not sent us out to learn through the lessons of hard knocks. No! This calling and purpose that God has placed on our hearts is so important to Him that He gives us His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us. Our role in all of this? Be in God’s Word so you can be taught by His Spirit and be willing to be used by Him when He places people in your life. Be willing to open your mouth and your life when the Spirit prompts your heart.
May we faithfully witness to God’s goodness and grace in our lives.