Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Personal

There would be no ministry, no repentance and no revival without the Holy Spirit. I feel confident saying that and believing in the power that God provides to change lives. I have seen it at work in my own life and in countless stories of transformation in other people.

There is another factor to this supernatural occurrence however. It is the need for personal responsibility. I have no doubt that God could choose to heal a marriage, take away cancer, remove an addiction or cause Pentecost to happen all over again. I also see that we must be willing to take those steps to seek out the supernatural. We must choose to be actively engaged in worship. We have to decide that holiness is something we want to pursue. We must stand up for our children and their future. We have to stand in the gap for those that are unwilling to stand on their own. We must decide to do something with the messages that God gives to us each week instead of only being motivated on a Sunday morning.

It is our choosing to follow God and all that it entails that will make a difference in our lives here and in the life to come. It's that personal involvement combined with the power of the Holy Spirit that brings about a change that is noticeable to the rest of the world.

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