12 Days Before Easter: Ask for the Gift

The night before He was crucified, Jesus told His followers that they would do greater things on this Earth than He had done. To accomplish those things, He told them to wait for the gift that God had promised them—the Holy Spirit.

In Acts 2, the disciples gathered in the upper room, and a mighty rush of wind came upon them and filled the whole house. The Bible says the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues and were filled with power.

Because we are His followers, Jesus wants to empower us to go into all the world and tell others about Him, Christian pastor and author Jamie Buckingham says. He wants to empower us to go into all the world and tell others about Him. So today, ask the Holy Spirit to come into your life and fill you with His power. "You will be astounded and overjoyed with the results," Buckingham says in this video devotional.

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