Well, I put out a couple of invitations for folks to join the SpiritFire daily email devotional list with Heartlight and have been entering email addresses ever since. (The email list is a free, year long, daily devotional on the Holy Spirit that I am doing in 2010. You can sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) Seems like there is a deep hunger to know more about the Holy Spirit and be drawn closer in relationship with God’s abiding presence within us.
Here’s one that is especially close to my heart because we have Congolese refugees as part of our church family. This young man lives as a refugee in another African country:
Hi, I’m Freddy, a young Congolese student in the south, living for Christ no matter all winds that I’m going through, but thank God through what I’ve read about Heaven’s Fresh Air (the Holy Spirit) …
This was a response from a sister in Christ, and this challenges me today on my birthday as I look at finishing strong for the Lord!
Please include me on your mailing list. I do want to go above and beyond where I have been. I do more today that I did 5 years ago and I fully intend to head out beyond that. The Lord has graciously given me open doors and I want to pass through those doors with the passion required.
Too often we forget that we are part of a world-wide Kingdom that knows no genders or races and transcends cultures and languages. Receiving emails from all over the world, it has been a joy to see the variety of names and countries and know that while “blood is thicker than water,” the Spirit that binds us together in the Body of Christ is thicker than blood!
Over the next year, I’m committed to focus throughout the year to reminding us that God wants us to be …
Please pray for me as I try to share God’s great and gracious promises given to us through the Holy Spirit. No one is really sufficient for such a task. But I am pumped about the interest and passion I’ve seen in others. Let’s pray for Holy Spirit revival to sweep like wildfire through the people of God all over the world!
Grace to you for a great New Year as we serve the King of Glory and serve the world as the Body of Christ!
Here are the questions that go with today’s Heartlight.org article entitled, ASK!
When is the last time you have prayed for God to release his powerful presence in your life through the Holy Spirit?
When is the last time you have prayed that God release his powerful presence into the life of a believing friend or family member?
Why do you think so many believers have neglected or don’t even know that God has promised the Holy Spirit to believers who ask for him?
Who is someone you can get together with regularly to help you stay on track in your daily prayer for the Spirit of God to be released into your life and the lives of those you love?
What are some Scriptures that speak to you about the five ways God wants us to be blessed by the Holy Spirit?