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September 15, 2018

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Acts 1:8"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
A couple of months ago at this point, I had the opportunity to go to Jenness Park for my church camp for my fourth year in a row.  It was amazing.  This verse, Acts 1:8 was the central theme for the week.  Now, I had heard this verse a multitude of times in my life before camp, but the verse never really struck a chord within me.  After the week, however, this verse brings back memories and all that I had learned in those five days in my favorite place.

The verse straight up says that "you will receive power when the Spirit comes upon you."
I don't feel powerful.  I'm just a seventeen-year-old high school girl who has a lot to learn about herself and the world.
When I think of the word powerful, or power, I think of superheroes.
I think of people who are strong and have no weakness a…