The Spirit-Filled Life

“I’m afraid I will not stay committed,” Beverly confided in me. “I have turned my back on God for thirty years.” “It is impossible for you to keep from falling back into sinful habits,” I explained, “but not for Jesus. He is the one who will be giving you the power you will need.” I pulled out a tract on How to be filled with the Holy Spirit and we started reading through it together. We could hear the church service finishing up through the closed door and I asked her if she was concerned for her purse that she … Continue reading The Spirit-Filled Life

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Tuned in to God’s Plan (excerpt)

“Craig Lawrence… started and ran two TV stations and owned an advertising agency in his home state of South Dakota. Yet he felt a growing sense of discontentment. One day he traveled to a retreat center to talk to God. He told his wife, Marcia, ‘I’m not coming back until God speaks.’ At the retreat center he dropped to his knees and cried tears over his seemingly wasted thirty-four years. He told God, ‘I’ll do anything and give You everything.’ Craig gave Christ control of his life that day, and the Holy Spirit stepped in to give him the power … Continue reading Tuned in to God’s Plan (excerpt)

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Turning Back

I chatted a bit with Mo as I bought salmon at the fresh fish counter. I turned and headed down the aisle to check out. I was not even halfway down the aisle when I sensed God prompting me to go back and give Mo a tract. I started a few mental arguments. “I will look silly going back now!” and “This will be awkward!” God kept up the pressure and I knew before I reached the end of the aisle that I had to turn around. Fortunately, Mo was still at the counter and was not waiting on anyone. … Continue reading Turning Back

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From Why Won’t They Listen

We are on a road trip, so I am just going to quote today from Ken Ham in Why Won’t They Listen (pp.138 – 9) about some conversations he had with two atheists. “One should always try to push evolutionists to the logical conclusions of their presuppositions. “Like many of the Eastern religions, tradition overrules reason. No matter how you reason with them, the religion they’ve chosen usually overrules what they hear. However, as discussed earlier in the book, we must do our best to reason with them and then leave it to the Holy Spirit to convict and convert. … Continue reading From Why Won’t They Listen

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Fine-tuning

I had already given Jasmin a tract. We were talking further when a van pulled up from a radio station. “Do you listen to that station?” she asked. “No,” I said, “I listen to Z88.3.” “I do, too,” she replied and also mentioned a Spanish radio station. My first reaction was to assume she was a Christian. I was ready to pull out a “Satisfied?” tract for Christians (about how to live the Spirit-filled life), but fortunately, I asked her why she listened. “Because it’s safe for my children to listen, too,” Jasmin explained. After asking more questions, I found … Continue reading Fine-tuning

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