The quote Tami chose for us to write about comes from a book I recently read called "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan.
As a believer, the Holy Spirit lives within me. However, I must choose daily to yield my life to the Holy Spirit's control.
I can obey the Holy Spirit or give in to my flesh. My flesh will continue to struggle for control this side of eternity.
As I think about our churches where believers come together to worship and grow in their faith, many decisions are made in the wrong way. Committees are formed and conferences on church growth are attended.
But have we forgotten that if each one of us yields to the control of the Holy Spirit we have all we need to change the church ...one heart at a time?
If you are a believer, the Holy Spirit has given you a gift to use for the common good. They are chosen for us by God.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:4
"Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good." 1 Corinthians 12:7
"All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines." 1 Corinthians 12:11
What would happen if we really believed this and lived it out each day?
I believe the world would see something quite different than they may be seeing today.
As individual people live Spirit-filled lives, change would happen in the church. My desire is that the world would take notice and see that difference and ask why.
May they know us ...by our love.
Blessings and love,