Last week was Pentecost. So, quite naturally I have been having this overpowering feeling of the Holy Spirit presence. This strange sense of inward peace and yet at the same time, the energy to do my part as a soldier in the army of God.
First of all, the presence and peace we all yearn after, search for. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.” As I reflect on what the Master said, I am kind of thinking most of us think of peace as, “Not being at war with someone or something.” I am finding peace in just accepting things as they are (as long as they are in alignment with God’s Holy Word). My Dad always said, “It is what it is.” So to expand on that, my motto is, “if it doesn’t matter a hundred years from now, it doesn’t matter.”
Then there are moments of high intensity, times when the status quo is not acceptable. For instance, knowing the unsaved is not acceptable. Why? Because a hundred years from now, for that person, it does matter!
Why don’t you take time to watch the Lord walk in the tree tops as they bend and sway to and fro? Watch a cloud move overhead and just wonder. Sit and be amazed as God paints a new picture every evening at sunset. Watch as the night stars twinkle and seemingly, even blink at you as if to say, “Hello.” Wade into the Word of God and just sit in the warmth of what you read. Let the Holy Spirit enfold you, fill you!
Can’t seem to get it? Read Luke 11:13. There you will learn, it’s as simple as asking Jesus to send the Holy Spirit to you.
In the presence of Jesus,
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.