FIVE YEARS FROM NOW
This Weeks Introduction: Over the past few weeks at Connect Church we have been discussing the importance of setting spiritual goals. We are called to set the lifelong spiritual goal of sanctification. Sanctification is the word Christians use to express our desire to reach our potential, or become the people that God wants us to become. The journey to reach our full potential is not something that we can do without the Holy Spirit. This week we will focus on the essential power of the Holy Spirit to achieve our spiritual goals. ~ Pastor Adam Ricks
Read: John 10:27-28
” 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— ” (NIV John 10:14)
Study: Surrendering to the Holy Spirit must include talking to God and listening to God. It is impossible to lean on the power of the Holy Spirit without speaking to the Holy Spirit through prayer. When we pray to the spirit, we must make sure that we are not doing all of the talking, but also listen to God’s whispers. God speaks to us through scripture, though others, and through the still small voice that we can sometimes hear during prayer. Are you surrendering to God by listening to God? Do you seek God’s voice?
Pray: Heavenly Father, today I want to listen. If it is your will, please speak to me. (Spend a few moments silently listening to God’s whisper). Amen.