It has been a few weeks since I have posted – thanks to those who asked about the absence. The absence was a result of a perfect storm of life events, church events, and a vacation. I will be on vacation again in a couple of weeks so there will be one more bare spot this summer in the posting and to go with that, being summer, it does not make posting as often as I would like possible but I will do my best to get a few up in the next couple of weeks. They might be some short thoughts and questions about life and faith.
Now that being said let me share something I read last night and get your two cents on it…
“The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is larger and richer than it has ever been before. Yet we are falling further and further behind in our calling to fulfill the Great Commission. Why? Because somewhere along the way we lost our dependence on the Holy Spirit, and we have tried to win the world through clever mottos, persuasive speeches, manipulated emotions, and useless gimmicks. But it isn’t working.” – Charles Stanley in Handle with Prayer (location 658 on the Kindle)
When I read this it really struck me – not about other people or even about the church but about me. I began to wonder in myself - is this me? Have I gotten away from dependence on the Spirit and into dependence on me?
When I questioned myself on this and answered honestly – I would have to say yes I have.
Let me ask you – what are your thoughts on the quote? What about thoughts on you and your dependence or lack thereof on the Spirit of God?