I got up earlier than usual this morning. A storm was moving through.It woke me at 12:00 am the first time then again at 4:30 am. Well I love the early morning and I am by nature a early riser. I appreciated the rain we received it was needed here in Oklahoma.
I smile when I realize that the Holy Spirit is pursuing me. Long ago before I even was aware he was pursuing me he had plans for me. Even today in my senior years he still calls and directs my thoughts. If I will listen. Problem is sometimes I just plain don’t listen. When I began to write this morning I didn’t want to. I felt I did not have anything worthy to say. He did though. I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit gives me ears to hear with. If anyone ever needed to hear I do.
I struggle more often than I want to with life’s issues,my shortcomings and failures. It is frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes I just want to give up. I don’t though. He won’t let me. He is always pursuing me, always trying to direct my thoughts and decisions. Always reminding me of his great love for us. I would have given up long ago if it had not been for the grace,mercy and mighty love of the Holy Spirit. His patience knows no end it seems to me.
He pursues me, stays with me loving me no matter where I am at or what I am facing. Always making a way for me,opening a door for me,forgiving me. Giving me hope and encouragement. Reminding me it is not possible to move through this world on this journey I am on without him. He loves me just like I am with all my imperfections all my problems .The world would judge me harshly and has a critical opinion of how I am doing on this journey I am on.The Holy Spirit never judges me He is never critical of me He never puts me down or tells me I am not qualified. As a matter of fact He is always telling me to do this or do that and I am always saying I don’t know how and he is saying I will show you how,but I am so imperfect Lord. I have so many issues and problems. If the world knew of all my problems they would not be interested in what I have to say.
You are right my son they wouldn’t. However they will listen to me. I will tell you what to say. I alone will make you worthy,qualify you for the task at hand. I will give you hope. I will make the way for you. I will give you strenght to go on with your imperfections and issues that the world see’s in you. You see I don’t look at you that way I see my son who I can use to reach his community and those around him. Trust me Tom. Relax set back quit wondering what the world thinks .Believe in me. Let me lead. Find rest in me Tom.You must be tired from trying so hard to overcome all your imperfections. From trying to measure up to everyone’s expectations. Let me change you. Help me change your community and family. I want you to help me reach them. I can use you just like you are. Right where you’re at now. Yes I will work on your issues and problems and shortcomings Tom. However you will have to trust me to do it for you. You see you can’t do it yourself. besides it would be to hard on you. I can do it for you.
Well that is the Holy Spirit writing for me this morning. Please today if you’re struggling with Porn a broken marriage,drinking,lying,prostitution, whatever your struggle may be. Point is The Holy Spirit can and wants to help or if you’re a pastor thinking about giving up. Or a child of God who wants to make a difference in the world around you. Please open your heart today to the Holy Spirit. If you’re just beginning to look for the help. He can help you just let go of your problems and trust Him to do it for you. If you are a pastor or christian trying maybe too much on your own to make it in this world on your journey home. Come back to where you first began.The Holy Spirit is waiting and calling today to all of us to begin our journey home with Him. Peace and Love to everyone.
Your brother in Christ Jesus