But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
The word witness is not only about being someone who gives a verbal testimony. The word witness is also about someone who shares in the very life/being of the other—which is giving testimony by their very lives. So the disciples were to be more than just testimony bearers of what Jesus has done through speech, but also those who also reflect, live, share in Christ’s very life. To be the image-bearers is to flesh out the reality of being in Christ as Christ is in us. All this is made possible through the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
Today, consider the mundane areas where you need to bear witness—to be the image-bearers who share in the divine life of God. Today pray over your work, your family, your studies, your daily routines, and ask that you will become Christ’s witness through the empowering of the Spirit.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we ask for the Holy Spirit’s empowering so we can be your witnesses in the mundane areas of our lives. May we be Christ image bearers at home, at work, at school, and to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Worship with the song “Hymn of surrender” by Matt Redman.