God’s Will/My Will: From Diminishing to Flourishing – Spirit – Am I filled with the Holy Spirit? Filled up!
1 Cor 2:6-16, Isaiah 61:1-3, Jeremiah 31:33-34
Current Message Series: Creation, Word, Jesus, Spirit, Community
Time is always moving on. Another gift of spring just dawned on the calendar, spring breaks are beginning, soon the flower bulb and leaves will burst open to receive the sun. Thank you Jesus, Lord of all creation! Sunday, we look at the revelation of God in the Holy Spirit! Like I said, time is moving on. And just as flowers bloom and leaves unfurl, reaching with open arms to the sun, so ‘God longs for us to pay attention to the Spirit dwelling within us!’ (Curt Thompson)
The connections coming Sunday for us from God’s Word will open us up to the mystery of the Holy Spirit’s working in our everyday lives. No surprise, just as Jesus is centrally active and present in Creation and in Scripture, so too, the Holy Spirit is integral in Creation, Scripture, and in the life of Jesus. And no surprise, the Holy Spirit’s life and breath carries over to each of our lives everyday. And as we will also find out Sunday, life in the Holy Spirit does good things in us and for us in healthy ‘well being’ and secures our most needed attachment. And surprise, surprise – wanna improve the function of your prefrontal cortex, increase neural plasticity, develop new connections and networks of neurons in your brain? Live your life in the fullness of the Spirit!
More coming Sunday. Key text will be from 1 Corinthians 2:6-16. Also read Isaiah 61:1-3 and Jeremiah 31:32-33. How does it look to be filled with the Holy Spirit? And how can one be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Sunday’s a comin’ – see you in the sanctuary,