Tuesday, May 26, 2015

THIS Side of Pentecost

This past Sunday was known as Pentecost Sunday - the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to our world in fullness.  Which means that today I am living on THIS side of Pentecost.

When I woke up this morning and was getting ready to head back into the normal routines of life, I found myself overwhelmed with the massive list of things that needed to be done.  I could feel my anxiety level rising just thinking about the task of making my To Do List!  

However, I know myself well enough to know that these are the days when I need my disciplines the most - the days when I feel like I should skip them!  So as I sat down to read and reflect, pray and meditate, God seemed to be asking me a question, "Stephen, are you living as if you are on THIS side of Pentecost, or the other side of Pentecost?"  In other words, "Do you believe that I am here to help, to guide, to support, to carry you when necessary, or are you going to attempt to tackle all of this on your own?"

Which side of Pentecost are you going to live into today?

Lord, forgive me for living on the other side of Penntecost.  Help me to remember with every breath of my lungs that you, the Living Breath, are within me.  May I live every moment of today for what it is - a day on THIS side of Pentecost!

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