Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Creator, Redeemer, and Guardian: A Quote from the Pentecost sermon by James D. Curran

“The counselor that was assigned to me, for the sake of anonymity, we will call him Joe, worked very close with me… in one of our sessions he said, “I saw you brought a Bible with you, are you a Christian?” I said, “Yes sir.” He said, “Do you believe in God the father almighty?”  I said, “Yes sir.” He said, “Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” I said, “Yes sir, I do.” He said, “ And have you welcomed the Holy Spirit into your heart and surrender to His will?” I said, “ yea, I think so?” He said, “That’s a no.” God's eternal invitation to a relationship with His grace and majesty, is dependent upon our acceptance of, congress with and worship of Him in all three forms, Father, Son and Holy Spirit the blessed Trinity of Creator, Redeemer and Guardian, and when we invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts, that His will be done through us, how can we not have hope. Hope that with the Holy Spirit working through us, we will fulfill God’s kingdom purpose in our lives.” James D. Curran