Molly Murphy's Red Jaguar
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
There was a restaurant in Oklahoma City called Molly Murphy's. And right in the middle of the restaurant there was an amazing car. It was a candy apple red Jaguar with a white leather interior. This car was made for the open road. However, when you walked around to the front of the car and looked under the hood there was a ... salad bar ... a salad bar in place of the powerful Jaguar V8 engine.
I always thought how embarrassing that must have been for the Jaguar ... and the Jaguar's parents. What does your son do? He glides across the open roads at 100 mph and doesn't even break a sweat. What does your son do? Well, he's a salad bar ... but he is a centerpiece at a very cool restaurant.
Believers are new creations! You are empowered to live for Jesus Christ. However, when you do not understand the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, you will be about as effective as a Jaguar with a salad bar engine.
Where do you see the Holy Spirit working in your life right now?