Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind –
no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building.
Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks and they
started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.
Acts 2:2-4 THE MESSAGE
Let My Divine Wind blow through your life and cleanse you of iniquity.
I sweep away moral trash if you turn your heart in My direction.
I move you toward My will if you turn your heart away from all evil.
I flood you with light if you firmly refuse to walk in perverse darkness.
I purify you if you let My holy hurricane roar through your inner being.
I burn away undesirable elements if you let Me baptize you with fire.
I reassure you of My love if you nestle near My heart and detest sin.
I give you joy too wonderful for words if you trust My omniscient mind.
Let My Vitalizing Breath ignite your passion and set your soul aflame.
I resurrect you to new life if you desert your egocentric deadness.
I soak you with My Spirit Rain if you grow tired of emotional drought.
I help the young envision a brighter future if you believe My promises.
I help the old dream of a painless, tearless, deathless day if you trust Me.
I let you find life’s noblest purpose if you serve Me wholeheartedly.
I enrich your life infinitely more than you could ever ask, wish, or imagine.
I embolden you to live courageously if you hold My omnipotent hand.
Let My Holy Spirit change you from the inside out and revolutionize your life.
I cheer your heart if you become intoxicated with heaven’s sweet wine.
I lead you to know the truth if you turn a deaf ear to Satan’s propaganda.
I help you speak My native tongue if you are weary of the Devil’s dialect.
I teach you to speak beautiful languages if you really want to learn them –
sacrificial love, not selfish talk; invulnerable joy, not ungrateful whining;
calm peace, not restless chatter; lasting patience, not ignorant criticism;
kindness, not insensitive small talk; lavish generosity, not stingy self-talk;
dutiful loyalty, not dropout talk; angelic gentleness, not rude sarcasm;
supernatural self-control, not indulgent devil speak.
I inspire spontaneous creativity if you do not extinguish My eternal flame.
I energize you to do what pleases Me if you rely on My unlimited grace.
I empower you to accomplish all I ask if you trust My almighty power.
I steady your life as your Center of Gravity if you practice My Presence.
I grant you the pleasure of my company if you seek My omnipresent Spirit.
© 2013 Johnny R. Almond
Pastor, Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity