Friday, May 20, 2011

The Power of the Holy Spirit

We have all heard amazing stories of the holy spirit's power here on earth, in miracle healings, restoration, mercy, grace and forgiveness, but his love for us is so much bigger that we can imagine and I really believe we do not always believe he can still love us some days. Have you ever felt like you are not worthy of His power, that you are not worthy of a miracle. Well STOP right now, you are! I am! and all those that call upon His name are. The only words I can think of now, come from my work with teenagers, cool, sweet, awesome, oh yeah, and Thomas the tank engine..yes I can, yes I can, and even Nemo, just keep swimming... He can and will work miracles through me. Ask, believe and receive!
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face..then I will hear from heaven...Now that is a promise I am hanging on to. 

This last week I have been in prayer for a cousin who has been diagnosed with cancer. It is in his lung, brain and throat and the medical prognosis is sketchy, but we serve a big God, a good of miracles so I am calling on His name for a miracle. Right here and right now. 
In Thessalonians, Paul and Silas and TImothy are praying a prayer of thanks to the Thessalonian church for their faith. They speak of the power...not only in words...1 Thessalonians 1 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. 

I want to pray with conviction. I want to pray in humble belief of His miracles and I want to pray that above else God is honoured in my prayers.  Please pray that God will show up in a mighty and unexpected way for my cousin. He is 45 years old and has so much living to do yet. Lord I want to feel the touch of your powerful spirit. I want to see you touch my community and heal the sick. Lord, move in my life and in the lives of those around me. Lord show me how to pray, who to pray for, and teach me to listen to when to pray.

My prayer for each of you....that you will grab a hold of the power of prayer, the power of HIM in you. In the words of an old Francsican Benediction...and may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen.
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1 comment:

  1. Amen! I will pray for your cousin! May God Bless You and Your Family(: