This Sunday we will conclude our series called “Forgotten God” which is about looking at the Holy Spirit.
No matter what you have been doing or going through this week, we all have the choice each day to depend on ourselves, to live comfortably, and to try and control our own life. Or we can live, as we were created to live – as a temple of the Holy Spirit of God, as a person dependent on Him, desperate for God the Spirit to show up and make a difference.
My prayer in doing this series has been that it would not merely add to your knowledge. Having a great knowledge about something does not necessarily equal greater spirituality. Knowledge can lead to greater intimacy and a deeper relationship with God, but this is not an automatic effect. The Bible tells us in James that if we know the good we ought to do and don’t do it, we sin (James 4:17) In other words if we stock up knowledge without applying it to our lives we are sinning. Not my words but God’s.
I pray that that you have not merely gained knowledge. Instead as you have been learning, you have been challenged and changed to be the people we’ve been created to be by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14;17)
Looking forward to seeing you there.
PS If you are away this week, keep safe and alert on the roads.