A Church with a Heart for our Community

2018 April 6th Friday

Greetings to you in the name of the One who was, who is, and who will be, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! What an interesting and delightful morning in the Kingdom! The spring snow is creating such beautiful designs on the landscape – God knows how to use His creativity in the most unique ways. I trust that you have had a good week…in spite of all attempts from the enemy to discourage and distract you. Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to bring a hunger and thirst for His presence to you.

This Sunday, being the second Sunday of Easter, is referred to as a “Low Sunday” since attendances usually are smaller and the excitement of the special activities has ebbed. However, I think of it as a “Transition Sunday” as we begin the waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit in power. This ‘waiting time’ is an opportunity to strengthen the relationships within the family of God, to encourage our Christian brothers and sisters, and to spend time simply ‘soaking’ in God’s love.

We have now spent two Wednesday evenings at our Bible study taking a look at the baptism of the Holy Spirit by fire…and it has been a little challenging. We have learned a few new words to describe parts and practices of our spiritual adventure, like ‘marinating’, ‘soaking’, and ‘holy drunkenness’. We have cautiously shared our personal experiences and in doing so have become more open to what God has planned for us. We are becoming, I think, more comfortable with a God who desires intimacy with us.

One of the biggest challenges in growing intimate with God, I believe, is coming to terms with the ‘wildness’ and ‘unpredictability’ of His character. We like to have a God who is orderly, gentlemanly, and , if I may say so, ‘sanitised’. So let a “Low Sunday” lead us into a ‘waiting time’…and let us re-discover another side of God.

May God surround you and yours this weekend!