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August 21, 2017, 6:21 AM

Holy Spirit Sighting


As I sit outside I am reminded of God's creative genius and his tremendous love for each and all of us.  Our Heanvenly Father has given us so much.  He's give us Christ then Christ on the Cross, the hope of the resurrection and for those of us who have put our lives in His hands, the gift of the Holy Spirit.  

The Holy Spirit is a gift that helps us all to navigate this life as we move closer each day to the life to come.  The Holy Spirit has many roles from teaching us the ways of God through His Word or just simply reminding us what Jesus has taught.  The Holy Spirit is there to help us move around and stay away from the many pitfalls of this life that lead us to sin.  He helps us recognize what truly is sin and what isn't.  He can keep us from danger!  Yet we have to be listning...and when we are listening we must be ready to move, when the Spirit tells us, to go where He leads.  

In so many ways we have out of fear or simply out of spiritual ignorance have diminished the role the Holy Spirit plays in the life of the Christian.  We think silently how can we even now that He really exists.  It's easier for us to believe in the Christ and his life, death and resurrection than in the Holy Spirit.  Why?  Because we have historical evidence from eye witnesses to documents that over and over again have been proven to be historical accurate and full of truth. 

I would like to offer to you today that you too can know that the Holy Spirit is alive and well and that He truly does exists.  How?  Glad you asked!  

Can you see the wind?  If you answered yes, I hate to break it to you, but you are wrong.  What. you see is evidence of the wind...when the tree moves it reveals the unseen.  The same could be said of you and me when it comes to the Holy Spirit.  We can even see it in the lives of the disciples and all that they did after Christ ascension.  The Holy Spirit is seen when you and I allow Him to "move" in our lives, when we surrender.  

Evidence for the Holy Spirit is either seen or not in how we live our lives.  It's in how we love!  It's in the peace that is seen in our lives during difficult times.  It's evident in one's joy for life. The Holy Spirit is evident in our kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and in our self-control.  

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:5 (ESV)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22

In other words our lives are the branches that reveal the Spirit of God through the fruit that we bear in this world!  Is the fruit in you life sweet and does it give a taste of God that leaves people wanting more...or is your fruit, bitter leading people to toss God aside? 



Comments

08-21-2017 at 7:19 PM
Joann Milan
Awesome brother, preach it!!!
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