Bible Reading: Acts 19
Meditation Focus: Full Life Expressions
Thoughts for Reflection:
1. (v1 – 20) Notice how surrender and yieldedness to the the Holy Spirit is what it takes to enjoy His presence, influence, gifts, miraculous expressions and a remarkable reach for the Gospel.
Is there a strong and growing desire in me to live in the gifts and empowerment that the Holy Spirit brings ?
2. (v21 – 41) Paul demonstrates a strong ’Pro-Jesus’ influence, ultimately setting in motion a societal revolution, causing hell to suffer losses and the kingdom of God to record gains.
Am I using the influence that I have constructively and for the glory of God?
In Prayer today:
God did extraordinary miracles through Paul Acts 19:11 NIV
Pray that in this season, God will find expression in you and use you in extraordinary ways. Pray specifically that you will be a vessel for God expressions to those around you.
When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Acts 19:17 NIV
Pray that a high honour for the name of Jesus will return to the church and our nation. Pray that believers and churches will be saved from the low-living and misrepresentations that have brought the name of Jesus into disrepute, but will rather be great ambassadors for the love and life of Jesus.
So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. Acts 19:20 NKJV
Pray for an advancement of the cause of God’s word in your life and situations, and in our nation.
P.S. As we gradually come to the end of our Surge season, it will be great to hear all the stories of what God has done in and for you in Surge, and of your Surge experience in general. Please take a moment to share at bit.ly/SycStory