Empowered for Service

By Greg Laurie

After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.”
—Acts 4:31

One day, someone from our church named Steve was leading a Bible study in an assisted living community. As he taught from the book of Acts and explained how the early church had made an impact on their world, he told the residents how God wanted to use them.

An 82-year-old woman present in the Bible study had been praying every day for God to fill her with the Holy Spirit and give her the boldness to share the gospel. As Steve was talking, she raised her hand. “I have a praise report,” she said. “I’ve been praying for God’s power in my life, and I was able to lead an 85-year-old gentleman to Christ the other day.”

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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