These past ten days we have spent our mind and spirit, reflecting on the many incredible life giving ways in which the Holy Spirit works in the lives of God’s people. He does this that we may experience His Emmanuel presence, to help us keep our commitment to God under the New Covenant. Reflect on this final day of our 10 days of prayer, on the learning of the past and the preparing of what God wants to do in our midst.
How has the Holy Spirit spoken to you and how have you responded? In what ways have you sought His help actively and enthusiastically, in making all things new in your life?
Acts 5:32 tells us that “the Spirit is given to them who obey Him” and Rom 8:9c says that “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His” Do you sense the urgency of this most critical reality? Do we or do we not have the Spirit of Christ? It is a question with no in-betweens and no maybes.
Do you have assurance of your salvation and eternal life? Have you invited Jesus into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour? If not, then you are strongly urged to do so now. Go to your pastor or a praying friend who can take you to the Pastor, but do not let this go. Do not hide in the shadows of shame and fear. Come out into the light and let the Body of Christ, into which you can be grafted and united, embrace you and make you its own.
Have you been stirred in the deepest part of your being to change your lifestyle? Have you wondered about how to bring God into every area in your life, living according to His will?
Have you sought to know His mind and will for you by spending more time in
His Word and in prayer?
Ask the Holy Spirit to shine His searchlight on your hearts, and seek out any secret sins and so you can confess them to the Lord and ask His forgiveness and cleansing in His blood (1John1:9).
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps: 139:23, 24.
Let us conclude this season of prayer by praying as Jesus prayed in His High Priestly Prayer:
That we may partake of His glory; that we may be one with Him and with other believers; that while we are in the world, but not of the world, we will be kept by
His grace; and that others will believe because we share the gospel with them’ and to spend eternity with Him.
By Corinne Nathaniel | June 3rd, 2017