Tools of the Trade

I’d always wanted to use a nail gun, and this was my opportunity!

We had two days to stand up the wall frames and fix the roof trusses in place so we needed to work hard. We began to match the numbers on the plans with the frames laying on the ground before heaving them into place and nailing them into position.

I was impressed with the power that seemed to be contained within what looked more like an orange Star Wars weapon than a tradies tool. I hoped I would get a chance to use it, and was stoked when I finally got my chance.

At first I began cautiously, and although I wasn’t as efficient as he was, it was fun to feel the force of what was in my hands, and with some practice I began to pick up the pace and managed to get through the day with no injuries.

Just as the nail gun has revolutionised the building industry, so the power of the Holy Spirit has revolutionised and renovated the lives of countless people throughout history.

It was through the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus did miracles to transform the lives of those He touched:

‘God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power… and he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil’ – Acts 10:38

Although Jesus was fully God, He was also fully man. Jesus chose to put aside His heavenly nature to become as human as we are, but was able to perform miracles because of the Holy Spirit within Him.

The disciples were in awe of the power Jesus demonstrated as He healed the sick, raised the dead and restored broken hearts. But then one day Jesus turned to them and dropped a bombshell. This power was also available to them!

“As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit’ – John 20:21-22

The very same power that Jesus had was made available to the disciples through the Holy Spirit, and it is also available to us today. Although it may take time to learn how to use it, each of us have been given the same ability to see lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit!

#evrlyf #50DaysWiththeHolySpirit #nailgun #paslode #power #renovate


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