Pentecost Sunday

This was an extremely busy week for us and I realized it’s Sunday instead of Friday; which is my usual day for posting. We had company for three days, garden re-structuring and planting, along with helping a friend fence in a garden area, weed and rock pick in both gardens, on top of our normal weekly activities. Oh, and Friday was set-up for our Saturday morning annual plant sale for our Garden Club. By the way, the plant sale went extremely well, and we finally got our Kia back from the collision shop; exactly three months to-the-day from when they towed it there after my February deer collision! It’s so like my Father God to make it an exact amount of time. Does God do this in your life as well?

Needless to say, I missed a day of exercise, two or three days of devotions, and had extra laundry due to all the work in the dirt and grass, as well as the towels and bedding from sharing our home. We have been eating very well, inspired by the guests being here; thanks be to God from whom all blessings flow!

Does your church celebrate Pentecost, fifty days after First Fruits (which is the day of Christ’s resurrection/Easter for Christians)? At our church we remembered and celebrated what the day of Pentecost, as recorded in the first chapters of the book of Acts, still means for us today. They challenged us to ask for another dose or new in-filling of Holy Spirit and the power that comes with it. One brother got up and exhorted us to get rid of the “old clothes” that fit no more since we have put on Christ. It reminded me of the basket full of knee, ankle, wrist, hand… braces and wraps we brought from our other house. I have worn most, if not all, of these through the years, but have not been able to wear them for the past few years; they no longer fit or don’t help anymore. I’m reminded my knee used to let me know when the weather was changing; it no longer does! I believe I’m experiencing progressive healing, praise Jesus!

Coming of the Holy Spirit

Acts:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

What “old clothes” do you need to get rid of? Ask Holy Spirit to show you. I know I need to do this, so join me as I pray:

Father, we have immersed ourselves in the things of this world and not kept our eyes focused on You and what You have for us. We have gone through our days forgetting to walk in the Spirit, desensitized to Your voice and presence. We are sorry. We realize Christ in us is the fullness we need to fulfill the plans You have for us, only able to be done by the Holy Spirit working in and through us. Holy Spirit, come as you did on the first Pentecost, like a mighty rushing wind, appearing as flames of fire on each one of us. Fill our hands with healing and our mouths with Heavenly languages that bring Your gifts and enablings alive in and through us. Fill us again. May words of knowledge and words of wisdom and prophecy, healings, signs and wonders flow from each of us to minister to those You place in front of us. We ask that the love of God would spread abroad as we open our hearts and hands to all You have to impart to us.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.