Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit [web]The Bible is so full of the amazing promises that come when we allow the Holy Spirit to move in our lives. Things like…

  • Anointing for service
  • Empowerment for telling other about Jesus
  • Answering those who criticize the gospel
  • Praying more intimately
  • Wisdom
  • Growing in Christlike character
  • Insight into difficult situations
  • Discernment
  • Creativity where there was stagnation
  • And on and on and on

With all of the blessings that come with the Holy Spirit’s move in our lives, why wouldn’t we pray more frequently, “Come Holy Spirit”?

Beginning this Sunday I will be talking about some of the roles the Holy Spirit plays in the lives of Christians. I hope you can join me each week at Calvary Assembly of God.

Careless Words

Careless words“But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.” —Jesus Christ

The King James Version uses the phrase idle words, which is a rather apt description. The root Greek word is the picture of a worker, but the prefix “a” with it means that the worker is either lazy or unemployed. Not only that but he couldn’t care less (“careless”) about his unemployed, unproductive state.

It’s lazy to use whatever word comes to mind, especially if it’s not the right word. 

It takes hard work to say the right word at the right time. 

It requires great care to leave the wrong word unspoken.

Just prior to the above quote from Jesus, His critics had just thrown out the line, “He casts out demons through the power of the devil.” They didn’t think about what they were saying, so Jesus said, “If you had thought that through before you said it, you would have realized that it makes no sense. That was an idle, unproductive, lazy thing to say.” In the meantime, who knows how many people heard that throw-away line and then turned away from Jesus.

Words have consequences. Idle, careless words may have eternal consequences. I’ll have to stand before God to explain my careless words some day.

And so will you.

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