5/9/10

The Holy Spirit will instruct us.


DECISION-MAKING"

It is the decision of the Holy Spirit, and ours too." —Acts 15:28


Two weeks from today, we will celebrate Pentecost. We will receive in a new way the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, Whom the Father will send in Jesus' name (Jn 14:26). The Spirit will instruct us in everything and remind us of all that Jesus told us (Jn 14:26). This instructing and reminding from the Spirit will have such an effect on our lives that our decisions will also be the decisions of the Holy Spirit (Acts 15:28). Therefore, our decisions will be correct, life-changing, life-giving, miraculously wise, and fruitful for God's kingdom.
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Many of us have messed up our lives through bad decisions. Our marriages, finances, employment, family life, and lifestyle were forged by a series of bad decisions. The way out of this mess is to make good decisions by the power of the Spirit. Therefore, we must receive the Holy Spirit. Our lives, decisions, and futures depend on receiving the Holy Spirit. We must go into the upper room of prayer, repentance, and conversion. There we will receive the Spirit. He will change our lives, hearts, minds, and decisions.
Prayer: Father, may I be able to hear the Spirit tell me whether to turn to the right or the left (see Is 30:21).
Praise: Praise the risen Jesus, Who has the power to change the most hardened heart! Praise Jesus, Savior, Good Shepherd, and King.

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Prayer for the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, Hope of the afflicted, descend into my heart and establish in it your loving dominion. Enkindle in my tepid soul the fire of your Love so that I may be wholly subject to you. We believe that when you dwell in us, you also prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign, therefore, to come to me, Consoler of abandoned souls, and Protector of the needy. Help the afflicted, strengthen the weak, and support the wavering. Come and purify me. Let no evil desire take possession of me. You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, glory of the living, and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be pleasing to you. Amen.