Holy Spirit You are welcome

“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭11‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
‭‭Joel‬ ‭2‬:‭28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭2‬:‭38‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭11‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
‭‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We live in a spiritual world. As Ephesians tells us, our fight is not against flesh, but agains t the forces of evil in the heavenly realms. As Jesus prepared his desciples for his death, he told them a helper would come to guide and direct them. The book of Acts chronicles the event where the holy spiritual came down in tongues of fire from heaven and filled the disciples. Throughout the New Testament there are many references to the hilt spirit.

Have you ever had a nudge to do something? or to not do something? That’s the Holy Spirit! The Spirit does not fill those who do not belong to Jesus… the Bible is clear. You must repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness… and then the Hily Spirit comes upon you.

Gods word promises that the Holy Spirit will guide and direct us, give us words to say, intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray so that we can by Christs witnesses throughout the world.

How comforting! Welcome the Holy Spirit today! Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Holy Spirit, I welcome You wholeheartedly into my life, my inner being, to intercede on my behalf, to guide and direct and give me words. i am willing to go where You direct and give a testament of Your power in my life. Guide and direct me in Your Ways. Let everything i do reflect Your Glory.

Be blessed today, friends



over the past few years, i have been more diligent about devotions, spending time each morning studying scripture and praying. with my worship team, we spent the past year doing a short devotional each Sunday from a book of devotions i bought called “Grace Notes”, which relates themes to hymns (like Grace, or Faithfulnessl”

in previous years, i have selected a “word” of the year; however i am struggling with selecting one for this year.

instead, my goal this year is to write a devotion of my own each week, based on one of the worship songs our team does.

you’ll see these published in the category Devotion. my goal in this is more deep thought about the songs we’re singing and how they tie to spiritual life. who know, maybe someday i’ll publish. small book of devotions!

Be blessed my friends!

Happy New Year!

Gods Great Faithfulness

lamentations 3:19-22

New Years signifies a new beginning, a renewed opportunity to start anew. many commemorate this occasion with a new resolution… or a promise to themselves to change something… for some, it’s a promise to change physical habits… to return to the gym and start eating healthy again. For others, it’s organization and staying on top of things that need to be done. for others, it’s a spiritual renewal. it’s an opportunity to put the baggage from the past year behind us…and look toward the future with hope.

For some of us, this past year has been great, with many new and exciting things… for others, this past year has been filled with struggle and you’re more than ready to move on to a new one.

Lamentations is the lament of the prophet Jeremiah… lamenting the destruction of Israel because of their sin. yet he had hope because scripture (lamentations 3:22) tells us that Gods Compassions are new EVERY morning… not just on January 1.

This scripture reassures us that we have hope! so we will wait for Gods blessing because He is Faithful!

All i have need Your hand has provided. great is His faithfulness.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with 10, 000 beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Thomas Chisholm / W.m. Runyan

Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyrics © Tcf Music Publishing Inc, Hill And Range Songs,inc., Every Nation Songcasting, Works By Stone Angel Music