Dear Hope family,

Thought for the Week


Acts 1v8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses … to the ends of the earth.”

Do you ever feel inadequate for the task? If so, you are like most of us!

The word translated “power” can mean “force, power, ability, strength”. The truth is that you and I are inadequate, but as Paul writes, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” and again,  “my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4v13 and 19)

The feeling of inadequacy should not cause us to give up, but to go to God and ask for his Spirit of power.

Luke records Jesus teaching about prayer and saying, “Ask and it will be given to you … how much more will your Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11v9,13

This Pentecost weekend, why not seek the filling and equipping of the Holy Spirit?

With love and blessing,