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Evidence of the Holy Spirit at Work Through Your Leadership

In Acts 4 Peter and John were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus name the resurrection of the dead. That ticked off the religious leaders and they were thrown in jail.

The next day Annas the high priest and Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family questioned them asking “by what power or what name did you do this?”

Then Peter speaks with incredible boldness! (Acts 4:8-12) The courage of Peter and John blew their minds.

The religious leaders threatened them again and commanded them not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus … but they did not back down.

This story challenges me. How about you? Where is more boldness needed in your leadership?

(Note: And many who heard the message believed and were saved, and others were healed!)

4. Wisdom and Guidance for Insight, Decisions and Solutions  

How often do you face a problem without a good solution? The good news is that the Holy Spirit teaches, reminds, brings guidance, correction, discernment and direction. In short, He gives wisdom.

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)

The wisdom of God is available to us, if we will ask. (James 1:5)

How many times have you been in a strategic planning meeting, or writing a message, or in a coaching session and wisdom comes to mind that you know wasn’t from you? That’s it. As you ask, the Spirit prompts.

God has given us a mind in order to think, but the Holy Spirit provides insight, wisdom and solutions that greatly exceed our human ability.

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