Recognizing the Holy Spirit’s power in your life

“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

Author Jamie Buckingham once visited a dam on the Columbia River. He noted that he’d always thought that the water spilling over the top of the dam provided the power that generated the turbines within. What he didn’t realize was that the water spilling over the top was just froth, and that deep down, turbines and generators transformed the power of tons and tons of water into electricity—quietly, without notice. What was on top was just a glimpse of a deeper power.

When it comes to walking in the Spirit of God, that’s often how life is. Yes, there are those moments when you see amazing things happen by God’s power. But the real power of the Spirit often lies deep within, powering the turbines of your soul to become more and more like Christ in everything you do.

It’s wonderful when God comes through in a big outward way through healing or some other act. But just as miraculous is what happens deep down below when the Spirit prompts you to act selflessly or spend time reading God’s Word. That’s the power!

So don’t let the “frothy” spiritual moments become your standard for seeing God’s work in your life. Remember that beneath the froth is a deeper power that can transform every aspect of who you are!

Prayer Challenge:

Pray that God would give you the eyes to see where His Spirit is at work in the deep places of your life.