“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus”. (Acts 4:13, NIV)
Our lives are often defined by those with whom we come in contact with. The Apostles Peter and John were good examples. They used to be fishermen. But after meeting the Lord Jesus, their lives were changed; in fact, it was changed forever. They became “fishers of men”. The two of them, together with the rest of the disciples, “turned the world upside down”.
How did they do it? Actually, it wasn’t them! It was the power of the Holy Spirit! The Greek word for power is “dunamis” and is translated in English as “dynamite”. That’s their secret; they walked in the power of the Holy Spirit and displayed the power of the Holy Spirit. In our Christian lives, we need to recognize the ministry of the Holy Spirit for us to be able to understand His incredible power at work in each one of us.
A dynamite blows away rocks, debris, soil, mountains and anything it came in contact with. In our Christian life, the power of the Holy Spirit blows away anything that hinders our relationship with God. It blows away sin, fear, insecurities, faithlessness, doubts, and other weaknesses so that we can walk daily with God without those extra baggage that pulls us down.
Today, let us be inspired by the lives of the Apostles Peter and John, who though were ordinary and unschooled, has made an incredible impact in the world because they rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.