Recently, besides everything else, I've been really thinking about the way I process God, the word and how it relates to the way that I worship, speak and communicate my experiences...I've been wondering if that is what I'm really suppose to do or if its just the way I do 'church'. I didn't grow up pentacostal- nor did I just start becoming serious with my faith within the pentacostal church...but it's within the pentacostal church that I grew the most in my faith. And I'm always going through a proccess of refining what is truth and what is ok and what is just 'church'.
Today I went to a Holy Spirit seminar and I think that it just cleared up a lot of stuff for me that I've been pondering with a lot...and it's also opened my eyes to even more ways that we can experience God. Sometimes we need to just be more trustworthy with our brother and sisters in Christ. They might do something that is unconventional to us but you know, God says we will know each other's hearts by their fruit and I know that if God has blessed someone's life and I can see that what comes out of their mouth with scripture is true and I'm in agreement with, who am I to say they are 100% wrong...and even if they are, lean on the side of grace! God is a good God and he can use ALL things to glorify Him. And If my brother or sister, who i may not agree with all the time, loves God with all his/her heart, soul, and mind, then I know God will work in their life and give them blessings. The Law is there as a guide but also a reminder of how imperfect we are. We make mistakes and we don't always translate things well. But God expects us to mess up! He is good enough to make sure his message is is still delivered- we do not have the power to mess up God's plan- trust more in his majesty because he is more than enough to fill up the places we cannot fill ourselves.
So i'm just filled with the Holy Spirit- the third but none less important person made up in God's One. And I can't help but praise him. May you praise him too in your life. This song just came to me and I wanted to share with you : )
Alpha and Omega
"Be at rest once more, O my Soul, for the Lord has been good to you."
"He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. The will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Naitonas will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken. All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever"
I hope this all made sense- I'm writing and I don't know if it's going to translate well. But God is good even now.
Peace Be with You