At the Well in March we looked at baptism in the Holy Spirit – how God’s Spirit sustains all life on earth and how our walking in step with the Spirit causes us to be ‘fully alive’ with the love and glory of God.
This month’s ‘homework’ keeps us focussed on the Spirit’s work in and through our lives. Take time out to be challenged by the Spirit of God.
Find a spot where you can see a sunny sky and hopefully some clouds. Or else find a quiet place where you can simply imagine that you are looking into the sky and seeing the wind gently blowing clouds into different shapes. Relax and enjoy the moment. Reflect on how creative God is.
Read one of the passages below and reflect on the questions. Focus on the Holy Spirit of God: How is His wind blowing into your life? End by thanking God for His breath that brings life.
Write down any thoughts and ideas that come to you during the month ahead as you do these exercises.
Acts 2: 1 – 13 What does the gift of the Spirit bring about in their lives? The question is asked, “What dows this mean?” How would you respond?
Galatians 5: 22 – 25 What is the Spirit’s harvest in our lives? What would growing in love mean in your life?
Ephesians 5: 18 ‘Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.’ The verb “be filled” is a continuous tense in the original Greek. How can continuously being filled with the Spirit ofGod alleviate the need for getting drunk? How can we continuously be filled with the Spirit?
Romans 8: 12 – 17 We all need to know that we are God’s children. How can we rest inthe assurance that the Spirit gives?
John 15: 26 – 27 Who does the Spirit teach us about? How can we share in the Spirit’s work?