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Friday, October 2, 2015
Acts 7 speaks of the Sanhedrin who surrounded the disciple Stephen. They were furious and were about to stone him to death. But the Bible says that Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw glory. Just imagine this scene. You're surrounded by a murderous mob, your life is at stake, yet you are looking, not at them, but at the glory of God. How was Stephen able to do it? It was because he was filled with the Holy Spirit. That's the same power the Spirit gives you--the power to look up no matter what else is going on. It's so easy and tempting to dwell on problems when you're in the midst of them. But you'll never solve your problem by dwelling on it. Instead look up! The Spirit of God gives you power to look up because far more is happening above your problem than is happening around it. God is happening above it! So be a person like Stephen. Lift your eyes off the problem and look above it. Look to Him in all things and you too will see and shine with His glory.
From Message #1129 A Guide for the Spirit-Filled
Don't look at the size of your problem and don't be overwhelmed. Instead, seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Look up for the battle is the Lord's, not yours.