Ask not how a pastor can minister to you. Ask how you can minister to others! People besides a preacher have something to say from God. Why not let them
speak up in church? When many people freely speak, we have to trust the Spirit to coordinate the meeting.
Too much structure stifles the spontaneity of Holy Spirit. Lets unstifle! Perhaps the wisdom of many voices prompted by the Spirit, is more powerful than one. Let God speak through all and the Spirit will fall on all! (1 Corinthians 14:24-25)
To mute the voice of Christ through ordinary people is to miss much of His message. Let’s unstifle the Holy Spirit; unmute those who love like Jesus; & change the world. When Christ-followers meet with open, humble hearts, as a community forum, Jesus moves among them. To meet & be led by the Spirit with a group who love Jesus and love you is amazing!
Release the mute button and let the sounds of the Spirit surge through your soul. Stir up the God-bit in you & let it grow until you’re filled over the brim with Him.
Conscious contact with Jesus should not be a one-time occurrence, but 24/7/365. You can ignore God; but He’s not ignoring you.
I’m coining two new words: 1) Mystigetics–direct encounters with God that prove His reality; and 2) Christiosity–a strong desire to know Jesus better; inquisitiveness about Christ.
Without self-imposed thought boundaries, happiness is impossible. A heart overgrown by uncontrolled cravings & compulsions needs weeding & landscaping. Landscaping your heart with beauty creates joy.
Let your mind be the Holy Spirit’s thought machine! Let Jesus get an unshakable grip on your heart and He’ll carry you through!
When prayer is rare, life’s hard to bear! God not only listens when you talk to Him. He also responds. High hopes are build on faith that God answers prayer. Indeed, hope soars when you believe that God answers prayer! It’s never too late to talk to God. To interact with God is to reach beyond the bonds of time & touch eternity.
You can’t lead anybody to someplace you’re not going yourself. Does Jesus weep when He sees His sheep unready to obey or even make a peep for Him? Perhaps it is time to say and do what Jesus tells us to!