For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20
The ministry of the Holy Spirit among us last Sunday was a beautiful representation of what happens as we worship and pray together. There were pockets of prayer throughout the room and a community welcome to the Holy Spirit.
Naturally speaking, to build a good fire it takes 2-3 logs and kindling. It works the same way in the spirit realm. It's impossible to burn a bright fire alone. We need to keep putting our logs together. What does that mean? Don't pray alone. Don't keep your spiritual journey to yourself, but share with someone. Tell them what you're desiring or where you're challenged. Let's cultivate relationship with the Holy Spirit together.
It also takes kindling, which easily takes a flame and begins the burn. This represents our hunger and expectancy as we gather.
In Mark 6 we read an account where Jesus went to his hometown of Nazareth. And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. Verses 5-6
Our trust in Jesus and the present work of the Holy Spirit among us is kindling for us to see the works of God among us. This is being intentional about how we show up on Sunday mornings and to our times with each other.
Another part of the kindling for our church is the Congregational Survey and the Wednesday evening Conversations we're hosting on April 26, May 3, and May 10. If you could take time to fill out the survey BEFORE next Wednesday, it is great preparation for the conversations we'll be having. CLICK HERE.
Let's come ready and burn bright together.