and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus Acts 1:16 (NIV)
Peter stands in the congregation and speaks. He is a fisherman but his words come out like one who has studied the Bible with the finest. He talks with authority. His words are informative and directed. He mentions words that were spoken long ago through another servant of the Lord. He explains that David before him had also been a vessel through which the Holy Spirit could speak to people. Is this in full accord with the ways of the Spirit of God? Is this how He can communicate still today? Does God´s Spirit use ordinary men who will open their mouths and let the words of the Spirit flow? Is this how the Holy Spirit Speaks?
Who are we to say or know when God could use our mouth to provide a message to another? If we know that the Lord moves in such a Way, could we learn to work along with the deep encouragements we find welling up inside? Could we look for and embrace any opportunity we may find today to help lift the focus of those around us towards the God we serve?
Dear Father in Heaven,
Please pour out Your Spirit upon us. Let wisdom, power and wholesome instruction flow from Your throne. Find in us we pray, vessels focused upon You that are ready and willing to direct those around to look to You! Speak to us now and let our voices resound of the Holy Spirit. Use Your Spirit in us to speak for You wherever we are today!