Words of Encouragement:
During this season of Pentecost, the Church will focus more upon the works of Christ than on the events that happened in Christ’s life.
The Holy Spirit through the Word of the Lord creates faith in our hearts and makes us His children. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide…” John 15:16 ESV His Word was proclaimed over us in our Baptism and His Word “does not return to Him void.” Is.55:11KJV
His Spirit through the hearing of His Word gives us new life and strength each day:
“…he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:12 ESV
His Holy Spirit dwells in us and God promises to do so until we see Him face to face:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17 ESV
Dear Lord, send each of us Your Holy Spirit into our hearts today. Thank You for being faithful and help us to fully receive Your Word into our hearts. Thanks for Your promise of: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 ESV.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.