ok, back for part two of today.
the holy ghost is on my mind. last night we talked about what it means to be “baptized with the holy spirit.” that phrase always opens up a can of worms for me. i know some people feel that baptism of the spirit is one great big “whammo!” moment, and is a sign of salvation. but i come from the mennonite world, and we’re not really big on “whammo!” experiences, because those indicate a lot of emotionalism instead of real, day-to-day obedience. i was always taught that you receive the holy spirit when you accept christ, and that is that. one thing we talked about last night was the comparison of living in the spirit and being in love, both of which are a daily decision. am i living less in the spirit than those who can tell a story of being slain to the ground? i don’t know. but i do know that i need to be more conscious of daily asking for His eyes, and His heart. that does not always result in a feeling of euphoria, but it does make a tangible difference in the way i approach my world and the people in it.
so, with that in mind, i need to get to a meeting now.
give me Your heart.