When was the last time that you opened your Bible to read it when you were not in church?
When was the last time you spoke directly to God during the day at your job?
When was the last time you asked anyone who has served you lately, such as a fast food worker or a clerk at a grocery store, how they are doing and truly care about the answer?
When was the last time you sat down directly next to your spouse and just held their hand?
When was the last time you stopped to talk to a homeless person?
When was the last time you prayed for someone else other then yourself?
When was the last time you prayed simply to thank God and not to ask Him for a single thing?
I do not pose these questions to make you feel bad – that is not my purpose or point. You see, the Holy Spirit, if you are filled with Him, will do all of the convicting you need. If you feel badly in your heart as you read these questions, then it is time to take action on whatever your feeling conviction for. If you do not feel badly after reading any of these questions, well then one of the following are true:
- You are NOT filled with the Holy Spirit
- You are delusional in thinking you are perfect and perform perfectly all the time
- You are telling yourself that you already do enough and that you simply do not need to do anymore – as if there were some imaginary “amount” of love that you need to show others and then you can stop
We all fall short in many ways in our lives, myself included for sure. Just writing some of these items made me understand that I need to take some actions right away to put others, and God Himself, before myself more than I currently do.
The Holy Spirit is the oh so silent voice we here in our minds that tells us, “You know better than that,” “You can be doing more,” “Is that what God would have you to do?” The more you push that voice away, the quieter it will become until you simply no longer hear it. That of course leads to a life of separation from God. God sent us the Holy Spirit to do precisely what I am talking about here – teach, correct, and convict us when we do something we either know we should not, or when we do not do something that we should do.
The next time you hear that voice, please act on it. It will make God smile and be proud of you for firstly hearing Him, and then for obeying Him.
May God bless!
With great love,
Pastor Brad Komgenick
God’s Light Christian Ministry