Friday, January 01, 2010

Thank God I'm not in control

I started my new Bible reading plan today courtesy of It took me to Genesis, Matthew, Ezra & Acts.

Helped me to remember who is in control.

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. - Gen 1 v 2

The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation - Ezra 1 v 1

Before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matt 1 v 18

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses - Acts 1 v 6

Thankfully it is not me that is in control, God the Holy Spirit actions are so much more important than mine. He was there and active in creation, organised the release of a captive people, brought the Saviour Jesus into this world. All this without our help or assistance.

But now he chooses to empower us to bring His message to the world. I need to remember I can only do this through His power. Not my fancy ideas, not my preaching, not by great music, not by glossy leaflets, not by fancy videos.

These are all great and all tools. But it is the Holy Spirit that brings them alive not the other way around.

This year I need to spend more time with the master craftsman than the tools.


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