Acts 2:3 (NASB) – And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each of them.
It starts with a spark. While doing some plumbing on a copper line, I had to heat the joint so that I could replace it with a "T" and add another line. I grabbed my torch and proceeded to click the striker. The striker tool causes a spark, a tiny little spark, that will ignite the torch. Without the spark, the torch will never light. It will sit there and be useless. Today's verse speaks of the Holy Spirit’s anointing upon the early disciples. The flame like appearance was the spark they needed to begin their mission of sharing Christ around the world. Like my torch, the tiniest spark is needed… without the Holy Spirit, our lives will be useless. Where are you getting your spark from - the world or the Word? A simple question, but the answer can be the difference between a useless thing and an all-consuming fire of revival. I know what I choose. How about you?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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