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21 day Holy Spirit study day#15

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bring your Bible. We will study verses only listed for the day.

Day 15: Read Ezekiel 1:28-2:1-10, John 16:7-16, Acts 2:32-33, Acts 7:54-60, Acts 10:19-20, Acts 13:1-4, Acts 16:6, 1 Timothy 4:1-6, Revelation 2:29, Revelation 14:13, Revelation 22:17 Reflection: The Spirit can speak audibly for those who will hear. His voice is distinctive.

Discovery and Response: He gives vision and He gives direction, and He also forbids. Write a prayer of rejoicing that you are able to hear or discern His desire, and that He strengthens you to accomplish it. You may instead add words to a hymn. Or a discovery in the Bible or lesson you had never noted before.

Holy Spirit, I have clearly heard You, once saying to me, "Stand upon thy feet." These feet are not like the Beautiful feet that went upon the mountaintop or in the desert, always proclaiming the Good News, but my spirit was willing. Help me to stand upon my own two feet and continue to go where You direct me.

May You remove the discouragement I have at times at the reception I receive on my journeys. I am fully resolved that it is Your work to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Make me willing to view these things, keeping my integrity, but walking in the fashion and function that You have called me to operate in. May I be willing to bear the things that You desire to reveal and speak to me. May I be obedient to Your will.

Thank You that in Christ Jesus the Promise is yea and amen. Help me to be like Peter, doubting nothing, when given a vision by You. Help me to remain separated for You, in the world, but not a part of the world. When it is You that forbids, confirm that to me. Make me grasp that there are times we are indeed forbidden to preach or teach or go, but to listen instead. Grant me Your wisdom.

When it is man that forbids, help me to remember we ought to obey God rather than man, for You have foretold the hypocrisy that would overtake some. Help me to hear what You are expressly speaking to the Church and not just to me personally. Help me to continue to write to promote the Good News. May I always thirst for You and drink richly of Christ, the Living Water. Thank You for times of refreshment and all that You are doing in my inner being throughout this journey. Receive all praise and honor and glory for Thou art indeed worthy. Amen

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    Thank you Lord for giving me your Spirit. Listening and following Him instead of man. Man can lead us into dispair and satan will have his glory for turning someone from God. This lesson is a keeper and I want to continue to review it again to make sure I don't fall into a trap. Thank you for your comments on my Sparkpage. Blessings to you for your teaching.
    1843 days ago
    You've helped me think today about the difference between fighting against being forbidden by humans to go and do what I believe God wants of me, and fighting foolishly against "going and doing" when our Lord Himself is saying, "No." or "Not now." We do indeed need to pray for discernment in that area.

    I read your postings much more often than I comment, but I do want to encourage you ... your faithful witness is well worth the effort and soul searching your daily devotions must cost. Thank you, dear Editor.
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  • WENDYW596
    Thank you Lord for giving your Spirit to me, to learn, comfort, teach, listen, witness with boldness, lead me into all truth......... and so much more. I pray that I will slow down my mind, and relax and get quiet and listen to you for direction in my life..........
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    Daily Holy Spirit reminds me that I am now the righteousness of Father God because of what Jesus did for me and all of us so as to become the righteousness of Father God.

    That devil is forever working to put thoughts of condemnation and guilt and anything negative in my mind and thoughts to keep my focus off of Jesus but because of Holy Spirit and His continuous reminding me that I am now the righteousness of Father God I would be walking in guilt and self condemnation but because of Him I am now able to walk away from his negative thoughts and walk in His love because of Holy Spirit which truly is the Spirit of Jesus who is Love Himself and Spirit of Love.

    Great blogs to keep us focused on heavenly thoughts instead of earthly distractions.
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    Father in heaven, I thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who comforts me in this world which is not our true home. I thank you for the Word you put in my ear. Help me always discern your guidance however you send it. may I be a blessing to my family and community. I praise you for your wondrous love! You are the soil I am rooted in, the water I drink, the air I breathe. I bless you for bringing me to yourself to share eternity with you. Amen
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    Dear Heavenly Father, let the Holy Spirit come into me to show and allow me to hear
    Your word. Keep me from being distracted by non believers. May I be worthy to follow in your footsteps. Amen.

    Thank you, Editor for posting these blogs. Have a blessed Sunday.
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  • MZLADY77
    emoticon Thanks for sharing your powerful message! Says it all!! emoticon
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    My heart is like a sponge, that desires to be fill with the truth of God's word. I have a mouth yielded with a desire to speak only what He would have me too. I have hands yielded to help others as he shows me. I have feet that only want to go where he leads. Lord, keep me ever so close to you that our enemy,Satan, cannot mislead.
    I need you Lord, to embrace me always in your love, mercy, grace,and strength lest I stumble. Thank you for other believers you have directed me to befriend.
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    A Touch From Jesus©

    I received a touch from Jesus
    with Autumn colors bright ~
    hues of much splendor
    oh, what a lovely sight.

    I received a touch from Jesus
    when I spoke to you today ~
    your words warmed my heart
    in a very special way.

    I received a touch from Jesus
    His words light my path ~
    they give me reassurance
    to never once look back.

    I received a touch from Jesus
    Oh, what a special gift ~
    He pushes me to greater heights
    giving me that special lift.

    Donna G Fowler©

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    Father God, I thank You for Your Spirit within me. I thank You for the expression of Your Spirit upon me and for the manifestation of Your Spirit through me. I look to You this morning for my direction and focus my attention on You and not on man. I give You the freedom to lead, guide, and direct my steps by Your Spirit. Father, I pray that my speech will always be seasoned with grace that I may know how to answer each one that has a question. I pray that Your church will come together in the unity of the faith of Christ Jesus that we might be an expression of Your love, mercy and grace to those who are outside of the fold. May You be glorified in Your people today, Father. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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