BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY
Friday, April 20, 2018
A SPIRIT-FILLED CHURCH
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Acts 2:43, 47
If the church of Jesus Christ is known for things other than the working of God, it is surely failing in its task.
As we look at men and women in Scripture who were significant in the history of God's dealings with our world, they can only be explained in terms of God doing something.
Abraham, Moses, Mary, Jesus, Paul--God was working in their lives. How do we explain Pentecost and the rapid, widespread founding of the early churches? God was doing amazing work.
The Church of Jesus Christ is intended to be the outward manifestation of the inward working of God. It is men, women and children who surrender themselves so completely to the Holy Spirit that He has the freedom for His power to work in them and through them. This makes the church not an organization with Jesus Christ as the head. The end result is that we see the difference Christ makes in our lives and are motivated and energized the a heartfelt desire to serve Him. That is a Spirit-filled church where God is at work.
Dear Lord, We are amazed by the work of Your Spirit, and ask that You fill us to overflowing so that we may effectively and fruitfully serve You within Your church. Thank You, God.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. I am sending you God's richest blessings for you and your families. May God wrap His comforting arms around you in your good times as well in times of trouble. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Just remember that you never have to be stressed because you are so highly blessed. God bless you.
This is to encourage Spring.