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North Highland United Methodist Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

May 2009 Column

 
 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION — May 2009

ACTS 4:5-12
 
Peter and John were standing around, speaking to the Sanhedrin,
explaining the work they were able to do through the power of the Holy Spirit.*
The onlookers noticed that Peter and John were ordinary people.
They were not even educated! They were ordinary people.
The on-lookers were mostly amazed at the courage, passion and persistence
John and Peter had received from the Holy Spirit.
For me, that is what prayer is.
 
Courage
Passion (and Compassion)
Persistence
 
We all face hard times, trials, challenges to our faith and our beliefs.
We need COURAGE.
 
We will all know joys and blessings in our lives.
We need PASSION and COMPASSION.
 
Each of us will feel like “giving up” from time to time.
We need PERSISTENCE.
 
PRAY.
Ask for COURAGE, PASSION AND PERSISTENCE.
We are Ordinary People.
The Holy Spirit is as much at work today in our lives
as it was for those early Christians a long time ago. Amen
Peace, Pastor Sheila
 
* Paraphrased from UPPER ROOM DISCIPLINES 4-27-09