Awwwwww….marn, I missed Day 4. Never mind, I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. I got 4 kids on school holidays, 1 husband on annual leave, some things to do in church almost every night and houseworks. Oh ya, blogs, forums and support groups. Don’t be too hard, girl. You are doing great. Yayaya, I am doing the best I can.
Here goes Day 4 reflections :
You can experience the Holy Spirit the same way the first disciples did. Whether you have been a Christian for a while or have never believed in Christ before, you can receive whatever is missing in your experience of the life of the Spirit. What happened to the disciples at Ephesus can happen to you.
“When they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus, and the moment Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came down on them, and they began to speak with tongues and it prophesy. There were about twelve of these men.” (Acts 19:5-7)
I had personally experienced a change in my life since the day I accepted Christ, way before I was baptised. I was baptised in April 2003. These two years have been kind to me. Nothing major has happened and the few times when things are tough, I had turned to God and surprisingly, big problems turned into sap-sap sui (minor) matters. Sometimes, things seem to favour me even when I thought I am going to be so dead. So, Lord, I have absolutely no reason to doubt You.
Day 5 reflections :
When the Holy Spirit is released in you, you will begin to experience a new kind of life. You will know God in a new way. That new life will grow in you until you become a changed person. Paul described the result of saying :
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generousity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” (Gal 5:22-23)
Love = I had learnt that love is not limited to loving own spouse, siblings, children but even total strangers simply because I have faith that my love is not from me alone, but my Lord. I had uttered, “I love you” often when I truly mean it.
Joy + peace = My life is full of joy and peace.
Patience, kindness, generousity, faithfulness, gentleness = I had displayed these traits in my daily communication with the people I deal with, both online and in physical self.
Self control – I tried hard and there are times when I am really pissed off, almost fallen, on the verge of exploding but when I take time to turn to solitude and the Word, I have gotten myself out of trouble, so far.
So, thank you Lord for the fruits blessed upon me. I pray that I will always remain faithful to your teachings and I will treasure the fruits of your Love. Amen.