“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Air-conditioning did not make its way into homes for the most part until the 1960′s and 1970′s. But without easy access to electricity the discovery of A/C would have been impossible. Many of the major comforts we enjoy today were only made possible as a result of not only the discovery of electricity but the understanding of how to distribute it in a way that everyone could have access to it.
In much the same way, the Holy Spirit is the foundational “Power Source” for the Christian life. Sure, one can have their eternal destination secured through salvation, but the ability to live a powerful and effective Christian life is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy Spirit our faith is weak, we have little or no understanding of scripture, we lack the faith to operate in the gifts and we have little or to no fruit in our lives. Simply put, God never intended for us to try to live the “Christian Life” apart from the power Holy Spirit. The truth is, it’s impossible. To try to live the Christian life apart from the Holy Spirit is like trying to drive a car without gas. We may look good, but we won’t go anywhere.
The Holy Spirit’s power is consumable. Just like we consume electricity, we must continually consume the Power of the Holy Spirit. We can no more try to live on yesterday’s Power any more than we could use yesterday’s electricity. This is why as Paul said, we must be filled with the Holy Spirit continually.
Our adversary loves for us to think that the victory we walked in yesterday will be automatic today, but it won’t. It’s that daily, moment by moment encounter and connection with Him that keeps us walking in victory.
So today, ask the Father to fill you afresh and anew with the Holy Spirit and stay plugged into the ultimate “Power Source” for life. As we stay filled with the Holy Spirit He will be our “Power Source” for victorious living.