Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pentecost

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Today is the first day of Pentecost, or the commemoration of the days after Jesus's ascension when the Holy Spirit was sent down as a guide for God's children.

It's really a wonderful gift, I think. A huge privilege to have the Spirit of God residing in us and guiding us in our lives.

For me it has special meaning, since when God is guiding me in taking charge of my life, it's usually the Holy Spirit doing the talking. So yeah. Pentecost is truly special to me.

Pentecost is a time of being more aware of God's working in our lives so if you're a believer, whenever you have a bit of time, take some time to focus on Him and what He has to say.

That's what I'm concentrating on this week.

Does your church have Pentecost services all week long? Will you be going? Are you doing something special for Pentecost?

4 comments:

penman@originalgospel.org said...

Pentecost is rich in meaning. Most Christians know that it represents the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the New Testament Church. But as I point out in my article on Pentecost, most people do not know that Pentecost, when fully understood, helps explain why God allows so much suffering in the world and why he is not trying to save the world at this time.

Melissa Sugar said...

Interesting post. I learn something new everyday when I read blog post. I was completely unaware of this holiday. I am Jewish, but I enjoy learning about all religions. Thanks for sharing.

Misha Gericke said...

Heading over to read your take on it right now. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yes I always love learning about different faiths. Thanks for stopping by!