Monday, June 06, 2011

Power!

We celebrated Ascension day yesterday.
That was the day Jesus left the disciples
and said: "Go, therefore,
and make disciples of ALL nations..."

That must have been mind boggling
for them to imagine doing!
A ragtaggle bunch, timid,
used to following a leader.
They weren't great speakers,
and they weren't that confident.

And yet, they were able to
spread the Word of God far and wide.
One time, 3,000 people converted!
Why? Because Jesus didn't leave them
without POWER.

The Holy Spirit is available to us today.
And Jesus said we can do even more things
than He did.
Which is true.
We are able to communicate with people
all over the world,
without leaving our homes!

Isn't that amazing?
Let's not forget to tap into the power
of the Holy Spirit,
and to use the technology available today
to do what Jesus said we should do
as His disciples!

Linking to Spiritual Sunday ,
and Graceful for Hear it on Sunday,
Use it on Monday,
Moving Words Monday
and Soli Deo Gloria.

17 comments:

  1. Amen! So glad that He left us with Someone called the Comforter.

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  2. I like how you bring us right into the reality that the disciples faced, when Jesus gave them the Great Commission. They must have been overwhelmed indeed...but yet with the power of the Holy Spirit guiding them, they prevailed. Kind of makes me want to go out and shout the Good News from the rooftops! :)

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  3. Patsy, dropping by from Graceful blog: love your art work and glad to discover your blog. Good words here. Yes the Holy Spirit is powerful and on a mission. We just come along for the ride. LOL

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  4. Love it! Such great perspective. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. You are so right.....God will give all we need to navigate this journey called life.......

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  6. I wonder did the disciples always have one eye on the sky - looking for Jesus to come back the way he ascended?

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  7. I'm always so blessed by your beautiful art when I visit your blog, these words are beautiful too. I'm realizing how vital the Holy Spirit is in the work we do, especially with the mediums we are now using.

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  8. Amen! I LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for sharing this today and reminding me that I too am a disciple of Christ!
    Have a blessed day.

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  9. I've been trying to figure out what it really means to make disciples. I mean, what was Jesus really asking that ragtag bunch of guys to do? Honestly, it makes me happy to know the Holy Spirit has it covered!

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  10. mmm hmm. Use us, Lord Jesus, and the tools at our fingertips!

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  11. You have a wonderful talent... your paintings are inspiring... I can see people fell in love with them at the craft fair... AWESOME!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words.

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  12. Love the collage! I feel like I'm doing more ministry since starting to blog than ever before. I'm anti-social and it has drawn me out. Thanks for the great post!

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  13. Love your call to use technology for God's purposes.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  14. Hi Patsy:

    Wonderful post. I'm thankful Jesus didn't leave us alone, but sent the Holy Spirit as our helper and teacher.

    Thanks for visiting me at Reflections.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  15. Great post. What a wonderful gift the Holy Spirit was to them, and to us. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  16. love the artwork and the message your shared! looking forward to your post for MWM every week. thanks for joining. :)

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  17. You are amazing. I'm a huge huge fan of papemelroti. You are very lucky to be living the crafty life, Patsy! I hope I can connect with you someday!

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy