Over the last few weeks I have been writing reasons why you should be regularly reading your bible. Thanks to those of you who have written back and expressed your thoughts, the invitation is still open for others to comment.
Astonishingly we are blessed to have the Spirit with us at every moment of our life. This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the gift of the Spirit. Gift is not nearly a strong enough word for what the Spirit is to us!
The Spirit’s work in our lives is vital for a lot of reasons… the Spirit tells us about the heart of God, helps us to develop our spiritual gifts, helps us to grow fruit in our lives, etc. And – here’s the bit for us – we can augment that work by putting ourselves in a place for the Spirit to speak. Every time we open up the scriptures we allow the Spirit another opportunity to communicate. The Spirit takes the word of God and makes these words come alive.
So the question arises; how much do we want to hear about the heart of God through the voice of his Spirit? Hmmmm.