God is still speaking to me that I should continue to blog here weekly. So here I am. I am excited that as I continue to meet with him daily He is speaking to me a lot. I am going to keep blogging here on this quiet blog the things God is speaking to my heart.
Acts 2:42 – Acts 7
I love reading about the Acts 2 community! What stood out to me this time that many signs and wonders were taking place. I like to think that one of the wonders was how everyone got along and shared with one another. Later in chapter 3 we find out that healings were a part of the signs and wonders.
I was praying for my church, River City Community Church, and wondered what it would be like if my church acted like the Acts 2 community. I think that if many miracles were happening everyone would be telling their story. I then had a vision of testimonies of God’s power pouring into the church office from all the different ministries and individual people. The church office would be so overwhelmed with testimonies that they would have to dedicate a whole Sunday service telling these incredible stories.
Faith is going to grow at RCCC. God is alive and wants us to call out to him. Oh, I can’t wait! I will be praying for this vision to come true.
Another scripture that stood out to me is what Stephen told the Council. Stephen was being falsely accused of blasphemy and he replied explaining how the leaders of the Jews have rejected prophets in the past. Stephen said, ” ‘You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!’ ” (Acts 7:51)
The Message puts it this way, “And you continue, so bullheaded! Calluses on your hearts, flaps on your ears! Deliberately ignoring the Holy Spirit”
I know I can be stubborn and hardheaded. Our hearts can be hard toward the work God wants to do in us. This verse is certainly a warning of what not to be!
Lord Jesus, soften our hearts towards your will for our lives. Please help us trust you and have faith that you know what is best. Open our hearts and ears for what you want to say to us. I pray that we would not ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We don’t want to miss you! Let us focus on you and know when you speak to us. Forgive us for our stubbornness and our selfish motives. We love you, Lord. Speak to us and give us faith! Amen.