Led by the Spirit of God

Acts 2: 1 – 4; Romans 8: 1 – 14

Hello Friends,

The older I get, the less it seems I need to set an alarm to wake up in the morning.  Sunday mornings, just to be safe, I set my wristband to vibrate.  I set my phone to play music, but I’m awake before any of these gadgets go off.

Sometimes it’s my back that wakes me up.  Sometimes its yesterday’s leftovers scrolling through my mind like a bad movie; things I didn’t get done, but things I can’t leave behind undone.

Usually before my feet hit the floor, I’m trying to remember what’s on my calendar for the day and a plan begins to form as to how I’m gonna spend the day, what I need to do, what I have to do, what I’d like to do.

Reality slowly sets in and expectations begin to form; expectations from the world I live in; what I expect of myself; what I think other people expect of me……

It’s good to have a new day with things to do and people to see.

Expectations come from obligations, responsibilities, commitments and these things come from what we value, who we value, what we enjoy, what we dread.

I don’t always remember, before I rise up out of bed, to ask God, “God, what do you want me to do with this day?  How do you want me to spend it?  Where do you want me to go?  Who do you want me to see?  What do you want me to say?”

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and the message “Led by the Spirit of God” is based on Act 2: 1 – 4 and Romans 8: 1 – 14.

Wouldn’t it be great to be led by the Spirit of God every day?  Maybe you are, but if you’re not, imagine what a difference it would make…..

I hope you are led by the Spirit to come worship Sunday.

Pastor Dennis