Witness of the Spirit
“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 (NIV)
Jesus promised that His followers would be led by the influence of His Holy Spirit and thereby witness to others. With the power of the Spirit we witness to those around us by the influence of our life, our words, and our deeds. Our selfish spirit will repulse others, but His selfless Spirit will point others to the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.
A Christian witness is one with a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus who is only asked to share what is already part of their life experience. We can not give away what we don’t have, but we also can’t help sharing the joy we do have.
Let’s pray today that the Spirit of God will make our lives a witness of influence before others.