With the promise of the Spirit who would fill their lives, the disciples were asked to change their life style through a change of heart. As we anticipate Pentecost, we reflect on what that means. We pray “Come Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of your love.” What we are asking for is a change of heart, a re-creation, a re-direction to see all things in God’s love. If we truly want this, we are asking for a conversion which will transform us, renew our lives and change our understanding of things.
Breathe your Spirit into me.
I will examine the sincerity of my desire to be filled with a new spirit and be open to change.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans.
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt Thou, have me to do?
It is the closing of the heart far more than the closing of the mind that keeps folk from transformation and deepening.
God is ready to give great things when we are ready…to give up everything.
Your call will become clear as as your mind is transformed by the reading of Scripture and the internal work of God’s Spirit. The Lord never hides His will from us. In time, as you obey the call first to follow, your destiny will unfold before you. The difficulty will lie in keeping other concerns from diverting your attention.
Charles R. Swindoll
Do not limit your Sacred Space to the literal, such as a small room or office. Allow this energy to flow from deep within, so that every where you go, no matter what the circumstance, you will always be immersed in the divine”