Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused. So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.
We wrapped up our current series in our Kfirst community that focuses on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. And our focus turned to the issue of the in-filling of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 4, we see a council of men who were astonished at Peter and John who operated in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. (Click here for yesterday’s notes.)
At Kfirst, we are a church that embraces the deep work of the Holy Spirit as He baptizes believers in His presence. The word “baptize” is a work in an ancient language that is derived from piece of cloth that was dipped in dye so that the cloth is:
- IMMERSED in the color.
- SOAKED in the color.
- CARRIES the transformation.
Ephesians 5:18 has the challenge to both “be filled” and to “continued to be filled.” And that empowerment is there to IMMERSE us, SOAK into us, for the sake of us CARRYING the transformation the Holy Spirit brings.
Every day this week, invite a fresh inflow of His presence into your life, not to make you feel full, but to empower you to use you. In the words of Charles Spurgeon, “Let your heart commune with Jesus while your hands are busy with the world.”
Love you all. See you on Friday at 7pm for Good Friday and Sunday for Easter.
BTW: Here’s a song for your week!