Knowing their weakness they asked the Father to speak and heal through them. The disciples could only accomplish these things because they knew they belonged to the Father. The Father loves to answer the prayers of the weak: “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly, (Acts 4:31).
The Father loves to take the weak that “have been with Jesus,” and empower them to turn the world upside down. He is looking to fill them with the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.
This coming Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, where Abba Father unleashed His empowering Spirit on a bunch of weak men and women who failed Jesus during his darkest moment. But Abba found each of them through Jesus and put his loving arms around them and said, “get ready for the greatest race of your life.”
The third gift of Holiness is that it leaves us hungry for the filling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Heart of the Father always leads to a desire to live for Him in the world, to be His voice, to share the story of His love and glory.
In the midst of earthquakes, terrorism, and riots, our world needs a Sovereign, Holy Father who leads us to the Healing power of the cross of Jesus Christ.
I believe one of the greatest needs today is for us to encounter a Holy Father! Our culture tells us to run, to cover up our sin, to cloth our nakedness with materialism, busyness, religious duty, etc. But this only leads to more pain and deeper separation from our loving Father. One of the greatest ways to open your heart to the gift of His holiness is to humble yourself and pray (2 Chron. 7:14).