Colin's Wise Wednesday - 14th November 2018

Another Wednesday is upon us and after last week’s soul searching I thought that I would talk about our helper, our advocate the Holy Spirit.

This morning while having a cup of tea in bed (wow this retirement is great) and looking out the window and seeing the huge tree on the pavement swaying to and fro it made me think of the Holy Spirit  The wind was causing the branches to sway, you can’t see the wind but you can feel it and you can definitely see the effect of wind.  Isn’t that like the Holy Spirit?  You can’t see the Holy Spirit but you can certainly feel His presence and see the affect He has on people.  The Holy Spirit is God with us in the now. Like the effect the wind has on the trees wouldn’t it be great for the world to see what the Holy Spirit is doing in our lives by our actions. If only our lives could reflect the fruits of the Spirit of love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness and self-control.

At Pentecost the people thought that the Disciples were drunk once they were filled with the Holy Spirit. Do you remember that old advert for Mainstay cane spirits. The advert normally showed a luxury yacht sailing into the sunset with young bikini clad ladies dancing and sipping  their Mainstay spirits and in the background was a catchy tune.  “You can stay as you are for the rest of your life or you can change to Mainstay”. That made me think, do I want to stay the way that I am for the rest of my life or do I want the Holy Spirit to change me to the way of the Lord.

No, I don’t want to stay the way that I am for the rest of my life I want the Holy Spirit to guide me as I set off into the sunset of my life.

Let’s pray: Come Holy Spirit come. Please come into our lives and shape us into the people that we long to be and You want us to be. Please Holy Spirit be in our words, thoughts and deeds every moment of every day so that our lives will reflect Your image. In the name of our Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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