The Holy Spirit has given us power to be and power to do. As it refers to our doing, we must emphasis that we are all called to be witnesses; so let’s share what you have seen God doing in your life. We are not called to be spiritual police officers; as we do, we will move our focus from Jesus and focus on what is wrong with the church.
Month: November 2010
I thank God for the blue sky that I woke up to this morning; for every sky he blessed me with before. Rain does not make the day nasty, but alive. I thank God for the alarm clock that he provided, the bed he gave me, the privacy of a room he provided for me. I thank God for the pillow and sheets that comfort me to the best of their ability. I thank God for the clothes that are at my disposal, for the shoes that protect my feet.
When you hear the word Thanksgiving, what are the first things that come to mind? Its might be along the lines of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, beets, and so on, right? Yes, that’s what comes to mind because the true blessing of Thanksgiving has been sugarcoated and watered-down to nothing but a celebration of eating turkey and spending time with family.
. For the deep knowing that no matter the end-result of certain things and situations, God is God and HE will continue to be God. For these things and so much more… Thank you Daddy!
Nothing changes the reality of the Gospel; the hypocrisy of many in the church, the hurts in the Body of Christ, etc. does not, in any way change the Word. Steve needs to be born again and if he is already born again, he needs to be a disciple. Before going public; he needs to go in the private with Jesus!
The question of today is; what language are you speaking today; the confusing, arrogant, rebellious and self-centered language of Babel or the supernatural understanding given to us at Pentecost?
The significance of the Day of Pentecost described in Chapter two of the book of Acts is, in my humble opinion, minimized by the denominational emphasis of speaking in tongues. To connect the baptism of the Holy Spirit with just speaking in tongues is a minuscule way of viewing what took place on this glorious day.
As God also came down to earth to deal with Men as they were building the Tower of Babel, God does something that has affected us to this day; God confused the languages.
The face of holiness is manifested in our way of life. The face of holiness makes us the light and salt of the world. The face of holiness is not bound; it is not boring; deprived of any fun in life. The face of holiness is fullness of joy; is purpose, is wisdom and is the greatest manifestation of love for our Father and for our fellow men.
No, I am not the captain of my soul! The devastation of the end-results for doing things my way can’t escape my eyes. As I laid face down on the torching sands of shame; thirsty, hungry and empty; I saw a stream of clear water and the beauty of green pastures.