“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
Power – it comes with the Holy Spirit. Not optional. Not, if you think to ask for it. We will receive power and will be Christ’s witnesses.
So the gift is given, the power is given, and all we need to do is receive. Be willing. Be open. Offer out open hands, admit our need and want. Say yes, thank you!
God offers us salvation, the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and power amongst many others things. If we don’t have all He offers, it isn’t His problem, it’s ours. He is generous! He wants us to ask for what we need and is so gracious to care about our every hurt and hope. But so much He already freely offers – we have it. It’s ours. What a blessing to have this amazing confidence in our Lord and God. Truly, an amazing and good Father!