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Movements of the Spirit

I am on a quest to experience deeper movements of the Holy Spirit in my life right now. Through Him I can have the power to become the man God wants me to be.

Paul writes to the followers of Christ in Corinth, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Hillary and I don’t know exactly what the future looks like for our family. We are seeking God for a job in Denver and a place to lay down roots in a place that really is home for us and the girls. We are taking it day by day knowing that God is along with us to provide. There isn’t a better place to rest. My prayer this morning is that with the power of the Spirit I will move from:

WORRY to

FAITH

DISCOURAGEMENT to

HOPE

SELFISHNESS to

LOVE

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Listening to the Spirit through Transition

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).

Since the start of 2012, I have been going through a 14 Days on the Holy Spirit reading plan from Examen.me. Growing up in non-charismatic churches, I heard about the Holy Spirit on occasion but it was never really emphasized. Then in my first ministry position at a dispensational church, experiential manifestations of the Holy Spirit were for a different era in church history and not for our times.

As I met with a counselor/spiritual director this fall, he helped me realize that I needed to desire God with my whole being. It wasn’t just a mental pursuit but a holistic, experiential pursuit of God. The more I thought and prayed I realized that part of what I might be missing was experiencing and listening to the Holy Spirit. As of yet, I don’t know what this means exactly but I am pursuing the Holy Spirit and what the writers of Scripture tell about him. Most of all I am asking the Spirit to show himself to me and speak his truth into my heart and soul. Read the rest of this entry