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Monday, June 2, 2014

Another Pentecost?

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance." Acts 2: 1-4

God announced the birth of His new church, Christianity, and bathed the people with the Holy Spirit, like the sound of a mighty wind. The people heard the message in their own native language. That was two thousand years ago. Then I wondered, why doesn’t God blow in with another great wind and bless his people once again? If we refuse to believe it happened in the first place, why would we believe it was happening again? Then it came to me: Maybe God doesn’t need to repeat Himself. We can read the blessing of Pentecost over and over; we have only to believe to make it for us as well. Through reading His word and burying it in our heart by faith, we can experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit too.

Once said, thrice read, forever fed. Let us pray:

"Holy Father, Abba to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to us, I praise your holy name. Father, let this be the day when you bathe me with your Holy Spirit. I have not earned the blessing and can never do anything to live up to that privilege. I will walk on my way home to you with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit blessing all those I encounter. Like a holy, sweet incense, I will serve you. Within the perfume of your presence, there will no longer be, "I want." There will only be "I am. I am yours." I surrender to your service, oh Lord. Blow in like a mighty wind and bless all your children once again. In the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen"

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."Copyright 2014 Doris Gaines Rapp

I will be signing Smoke from Distant Fires at Barnes and Noble, Sarasota, FL, Saturday, June 21 from 1-3 pm

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