Rekindle the fire!

090706-A-7265M-003Acts 4:31 “And when they had prayed the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”

The events surrounding this verse is in the context of Peter and John being released from the authorities after they had performed a miracle by the power of the Holy Spirit with the lame beggar at the Gate Beautiful. Peter and John as well as the other disciples had already been filled with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost but they still needed the fire of the Spirit kindled in their hearts to continue the ministry that Christ had called them to. The text says after they prayed the place they were meeting in was shaken and they were all filled with the Spirit and continued…

What about you? Have you lost the fire and passion of the Holy Spirit in your own life? Have your prayer times becomes a distant memory or at best an exercise in mindless repetition? Have you given up the fight for souls and settled for personal comfort? If this in any way describes the condition of your soul, you need to position yourself for the Holy Spirit to rekindle the fire in your heart.

I ask you to attempt a 10 day challenge whereby you spend 30 minutes each day with Jesus. Your 30mins looks like reading a chapter of the bible (start with Acts) and write down one paragraph about what stands out to you as you read. Then I want you to spend the rest of the time praying through what God has spoken to you about and commit your day to him. In the last minute or so, spend time in silence listening to anything the Spirit would want to talk to you about. If you don’t hear or feel anything in this time, don’t worry. Each day you spend consecutively with Jesus, the more familiar you’ll become with his voice.

It’s time to rekindle the fire of the Spirit in your heart. Attempt the 10 day challenge and then come along to one of the prayer meetings at the church. In a matter of weeks you will be on your way to becoming full of the Holy Spirit and like the early apostles you will have the boldness to continue…

Lead the Change!

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