Grace and the Holy Spirit

Grace and the Holy Spirit

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell
where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the
Spirit.” John 3:8
 
My dad loved the saying that we are a spirit born in the image of Christ sent
here to live out a human existence before we head back home to Him. We
are first and foremost a Spirit born in the image of Christ. Our purpose here
is to live out the plan that God has for us.
 
The question is, how do we know what the plan is for us?
 
The focus in October with the Women of Faith Ambassadors is Holy Spirit...
the power within us. I struggled much of my life understanding the role of the
Holy Spirit. Through prayer and study, I have realized I made it much harder
than it needed to be.
 
Jesus describes the Holy Spirit to us in John 16:12-15:  “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the Spirit of truth...
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We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

He chastens and hastens His will to make known.

The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,

Sing praises to His name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, was at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,

And pray that Thou still our Defender wilt be.

Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

(Anonymous Dutch Hymn)

Right about now families and friends across the U.S. (and beyond) are making plans to gather together and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday (November 28). If you haven’t already, this would be a good time to start listing all the things you have to be thankful for. Write them down and post the list where you can see it. We so easily forget our blessings; it helps to have a reminder. If you...

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