A midweek update

Yeah, weekly – I did warn you that I would fail!  Not to make excuses, but last week was busy – properly busy!  ‘And’, you ask, ‘what have you been up to this week?’  Sledging.  Amongst other things.  But mainly sledging!!

So now we come to thinking about how I’m needing to focus myself this week.  I’m really needing to work on my prayer life and devotional life.  Part of my course is an hour long devotional 5 days in 7, and that’s all fine and good – but I fear that I am losing, and perhaps have already lost, the awe and glory of Christ.  I fear becoming stale – orthodox but dead.  I fear becoming a “professional Christian”, doing full-time ministry, but with no life, no power, no real effect.

The college director used a quote yesterday that ran something like this: “If the Holy Spirit was to leave the Church, 90% of Church activity would go on because that’s the amount of Church activity that we do without the Spirit already.”

Doesn’t that terrify you?  Because I think about how true it is, and I wonder.  I wonder if actually the quote is a best-case scenario!

In my life, if the Spirit was to leave me tonight, would I even notice tomorrow? I hope so, but I fear that I would just go on without missing a beat.

I need to refocus on God, devoting myself to Him daily and seeking His face continually in prayer.  Being filled by Him, and in Him finding the fullness of who I was created to be.

 “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.  So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.”  – Ephesians 5.15-21

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