The Place Was Shaken

The Place Was Shaken” ‘… enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.’ After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”

{Acts 4:29b-31 NIV}

It is a daring and bold thing to pray. To ask the God of heaven to really work, to turn up and act, a courageous thing to ask the Spirit who breathes life into creation to work in us to bring about His Kingdom work. So humbling to watch Him as he does. The Helper turns up.

Sometimes I wonder at this passage and how the place was shaken. And I realize that sometimes I forget the power and magnitude of the King of Heaven. I can reduce the Spirit to my version of the word helper, and not who he actually is, ‘God, who helps’. God who works and in his grace chooses to work though us, to help us to draw us close and fill us with strength, courage and boldness to do the work of God.

The Spirit who breathes new life into our souls and equips us for the tasks of Heaven. That we might speak of Jesus, the King of Heaven who in power defeated death and lives today, to love with the heart of the Father and bring great blessing to all people, to fight for justice and bring hope to the furthest corners and to understand the very words of God that we might know him more.

And I do want more of Him, to know Him more, to understand who he is and what he has done, to learn over and over how He is the Saving One, the Author of the most spectacular story. I want to learn of his grace and mercy until I understand the depths of what he has done. So that in knowing I would not merely be knowledgeable about Him, but that in the heart of me I would so deeply know my creator, that I would be transformed to be more like him. More loving, more gracious, more merciful, more courageous, a work that cannot be done without this beautiful gift of the Spirit, freely given to whoever would ask.

Love, Grace and more of Him for your day

Rachel x 

31 Days of Faith

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