Pentecost: The Arrival
Something is afoot. God is afoot, and your life will never be the same! That’s what the coming of the Holy Spirit meant for the first Christians. It means the same for us today! God was about to introduce something so radical and staggering that we have not begun to grasp it. God is now IN us! The same God Who is so infinite that the whole universe cannot contain Him is in us? Yes! That’s what God is telling us, and He begs us to believe Him. If we do, nothing will ever be the same. Do you want to see what it would look like to have God take full control of your life? Does that scare you? Well, it should because your current life would be unrecognizable to you and others. Do you want it?
Reflections for this week:
Monday: The Holy Spirit wants to fill you to live out your life purpose. (Titus 3:4-7)
Tuesday: The Holy Spirit draws us closer to God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)
Wednesday: The Holy Spirit is the only source of power for life. (Luke 24:45-49)
Thursday: Living in the Spirit brings victory. (Romans 8:2-6)
Friday: The Holy Spirit helps us proclaim and glorify Jesus. (Acts 2:1-21)
Saturday: The Holy Spirit keeps us from falling away. (1 John 2:19-27)
What would it look like if we were all filled with the Holy Spirit? What if, when people run into us, they could say, “Here is Jesus in my neighborhood!” That’s what the church is: Jesus in the neighborhood! You are the church: filled by the Spirit, saved by Jesus, loved by the Father, and called to live in freedom! I think we have believed God for far too little, and cheated ourselves of our purpose. What if we risked everything to find out just who we can be when the Spirit fills us?
He is here! He has arrived. Is He living powerfully in you?