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Don't you just love a good story? One of my favourites is the book of Acts. It's the classic 'what happened next?' Beginning with Jesus's ascension into heaven, it moves through the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the activities of the apostles and the early church, the many ups, the downs, amazing healings, conversions, radical living, and the spread of the gospel, the way of life, the way of Jesus, throughout the world.
And then Paul fully enters the story in Chapter 9. What a start to his relationship with Jesus! Moving to Chapter 12, we discover him and Barnabas being 'set apart for the work that the Holy Spirit has for them'. They make a stir in Cyprus, where people were amazed by God. This continued in Pisidian Antioch. Here almost the whole city gathered to hear God's word being preached. Paul and Barnabas chose to focus on being a light to the gentiles and many people became followers of Jesus. Despite some setbacks, 'they are filled with joy and
with the Holy Spirit'.
So what about us? Are we stirred by the fact that God has set us apart to do His work? Do we really believe that? Are we living our whole lives for Him and seeking to be His true apprentices? Are we using the gifts He has given us, partnering with Him and involving Him in all areas of our lives? Are we really praying? Are we truly worshipping Him? Are we doing His will whatever we do and wherever we go? Are we 'filled with joy and with
the Holy Spirit'?
Lots of questions. Lots to ponder. And so much to be thankful for. God is awesome. He loves you so much.
Allow Him to speak to you and minister to you, change you and draw you closerto Him. How fantastic this is!
Be mightily blessed!
at The Petersfield School
10.30 - 11:30 a.m. Followed by festive refreshments.