“They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 6:5)
“Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.” (Acts 6:8)
What fills up your being? The book of Acts gives us a compelling description of Stephen. I long to be characterized as he was.
Consider what these qualities would mean in a person’s life:
Full of faith – Faith in God is not wishful thinking or hoping that all our personal desires will be fulfilled. Faith believes that God created us, loved us, redeemed us and is in the process of transforming us.
Full of the Holy Spirit –A life full of the Spirit is in tune with God’s desires and purposes and follows His leading rather than demanding her own way or seeking her own wants or needs.
Full of God’s grace –Patient and generous, she gives herself in service to others without expecting anything in return.
Full of God’s power –Able to withstand the attacks of Satan and the world, her foundation cannot be shaken because it is rooted in Jesus Christ our Rock and our Redeemer.
How do you define faith? What do you most want to be full of and why?
Father we want to be full of You. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Fill us with faith. Fill us with Your grace. Fill us with Your power. Amen
Are you walking a Holy Spirit Filled life?
by Suzanne Benner
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