We proclaim to be Christians but how often do we acually allow the Holy Spirit to do the leading.
Or...how often do we say the words, "I'll do it my way." You may not be guilty but I sometimes am.
I remember reading that evangalist Katherine Coolman used to pray a Bible verse before she went out to minister. It has become a favoured of mine.
"Create in me a clean heart Oh Lord, and renew a right Spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10). Yes, without the Holy Spirit to direct and guide we act on human weakness....
You know, of all the religions in the world, only one has a leader who has risen. Only one has a leader who has no burial place. And only one promises eternal life through Himself.
Jesus cousin John declared, "In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1). How profound is this statement, Jesus is God! Jesus was with God when God created the world. Jesus was the very breath coming from God as God spoke everthing into being. Because He was God, death could not hold Him. It's beyond our comprehension how God is one within three entities. However, we are terrestial beings...while God is Celestial.
Just stop for one moment and breath out...you see nothing, it's invisible. But if you do it when it's cold, you see a mist or a vapour. Now breath back in again....it will enter your mouth and venture down to your lungs. As you breath in air, the oxygen carried with it enters your lungs and jumps aboard the haemoglobin in your blood to be carried all around your body to replenish your cells. Without that life giving oxygen your cells will quickly die and so will you.
Now when Jesus left this earth to return to the Father, he didn't leave us alone. He left us a helper a strength. He left His vapour, His mist or rather as we acknowledge, His Spirit to enter into us and strengthen us. This Spirit helps us in all we do, if we allow it to.
Without that helper we will spiritually die. The gift of the Holy Spirit is free to all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and are baptised. Faith sets you FREE.
Yes... "Come Holy Spirit, fall afresh on me."
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Being led by the Holy Spirit
A would-be Author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.