Father, make a difference in my heart that’s daily evident in my life.
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“…choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom…” (v 3 NIV)
“…They chose Stephen…a man full of God’s grace and power…they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke … All … looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel…” (v 5, 8, 10, 15 NIV)
Father, thanks for prompting Luke to write about Stephen, to include aspects of his character. He was a follower of Yours who was “full of the Spirit and wisdom” and “full of Your grace and power.”
May my life be such that You are free to reign and move in me in such a way as You did in Stephen. Make room in me for Your Spirit to fill me up. Replace my own thinking with Your wisdom. Make my life one that’s characterized by grace. Send Your power through me to impact this world as You keep on making me just like Jesus. Amen.