Acts 9:31 The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew in numbers.
In this passage fear means profound reverence. Reverence means: A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love. We too can become stronger when we have profound awe, and respect and love for God. When we take time to spend time with God. When we learn listen to the Holy Spirit inside us guiding us to make the right decisions. The more time we spend with God, thanking him, learning what he wants for us and from us, telling God we love him, the more we know when it is the Holy Spirit guiding us and our thoughts to do the right things to make the right choices. The more we listen to the Holy Spirit the stronger we will be! The easier it will be to do the right thing over the popular thing. Do you want to be a stronger person, respect and love God and listen to the encouragement of the Holy Spirit living inside you!