We can’t program the wind (of the Holy Spirit)

I love it when Christ-followers meet together like pinwheels and let the wind of the Holy Spirit freely move them and direct them. Then I see clear demonstrations of Jesus’ presence and power among them as they minister to one another as prompted by the Spirit!

No amount of lectures about the wind can replace walking in the breeze to feel the wind on your face. (Same with the Holy Spirit.

Trying to program the Holy Spirit is like trying to program the wind. Instead, open hearts can let the Spirit freely flow.

Our good works tend to lead us to pride and self-congratulation. The Holy Spirit working in and thru us will fill us with awe and humility.

Being actively led by the Spirit is radically different than sitting passively thru a sermon. Sounds and sights clash and flash, yet it’s incomplete to only hear and see physically, and not also with the ears and eyes of the heart.

You will know the Spirit is moving by the fruit. The fruit of the Spirit ISN’T: indifference, sadness, hostility, impatience, unkindness, badness, unfaithfulness, roughness, self-indulgence.

Christians don’t need another talk about prayer; we need to pray. The same is true with love and other Bible exhortations. Daily listen to the Holy Spirit and read the Bible. Both will speak to you at a profound level if you will.

Hearing preaching about what you need to do, won’t make you new. That takes letting the Holy Spirit live and move daily in and thru you. A church that presents talks about Christ without serving Him is like a restaurant that talks about food without serving any.

–A Word About Sermons–
Words heard
But not done
Are the same
As hearing none.

For more, check out my book. Search for: Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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