Power can be used in at least two ways: it can be unleashed, or it can be harnessed.
The energy in ten gallons of gasoline, for instance, can be released explosively by dropping a lighted match into the can. Or it can be channeled through the engine of a Toyota in a controlled burn and used to transport a person 300 miles.
Explosions are spectacular, but controlled burns have lasting effect, staying power.
The Holy Spirit works both ways.
At Pentecost, he exploded on the scene; His presence was like "tongues of fire" (Acts 2:3).
Thousands were affected by one burst of God’s power.
But He also works through the church, the institution God began to tap in the Holy Spirit’s power for the long haul.
Through worship, fellowship, and service, Christians are provided with staying power, long haul power.
You do not have to be powerless regardless of the situation you may find yourself. The Holy Spirit is there to help. Today call upon Him. Call upon His wisdom and power. Jesus sent Him to be all that you are in need of for yourself and for others.