Exciting things are happening at CBBC. God is at work; lives are being changed. There is nothing more exciting than to see and to know the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives.
Daniel mentioned that we all come from different Church backgrounds. Never were truer words spoken!
I grew up in a generation where emotions were squashed, suppressed. It wasn’t right to show emotion or value experiences. It seemed ‘dead’.
I’ve been thinking about that this evening and realised that’s because it was!!
Knowledge without evidence of the power of God’s Spirit just doesn’t add up. If there is no evidence of the Holy Spirit there is no life. I then looked at it the other way. We can have a ‘spirituality’ …dreams and visions without God’s Word but what is that? If there’s no evidence of God’s Word, there is no truth.
For some weeks now I’ve been asking myself what it means to be a spiritual church. I’m still thinking about this!
I thank God that we have leaders who teach the Word of God and although at the moment we are looking at the work of the Holy Spirit I have this burning desire to challenge myself and others to the importance of studying and knowing God’s Word.
It takes time and discipline to read God’s Word regularly…consistently…it’s not easy to fit this into today’s life style but to know Jesus Christ is to know his Word. Jesus himself is that Word. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…the Word became flesh…do we want to know Jesus? We need to know his Word! Our spiritual life flows from the Word!
Once again, I’ve seen something new as I’ve spent this time with my God.
Unless based on God’s Word, any form of spirituality is not the truth but…God’s Word without evidence of his Spirit is dead!