It's Sunday, and I know I should write something deep and spiritual. But to be honest, my brain is still a little fuzzy since my surgery...even though my surgery had nothing to do with my brain...totally opposite...but well, I won't give TMI. Anyway, there really is something to "anesthesia brain". I realize that as I try to type here...you don't know how many times I am hitting the wrong keys and have to go back and rewrite words. I find it is easier to just go sit in my recliner and read a book than to try and think and write and communicate. But something drives me to at least keep trying...don't give in to it or it will become difficult to ever get back in the routine and groove...
Today is Pentecost Sunday...the Sunday set aside in the traditional church calendar to remember and celebrate the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, who were gathered "with one accord in one place..." (Acts 2:1). Acts 2:2-3 tells us that
I love this, Susie! It speaks to my heart exactly what I Corinthians 12 is trying to get across to us (if you read the whole chapter)...We are created for the purpose of serving God with the gifts that He, through the Holy Spirit, has instilled in us.
Now, one may think that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have nothing to do with our personalities or how we were made...but I beg to differ. I believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit enhance and build upon the qualities and traits God has already built into us. The Holy Spirit takes our propensity for boldness and fills us with the ability to use that gift for God's Kingdom. He takes our capacity for love and gives us the desire to spread His love wherever we are. Whatever our particular gifts and strengths are, when filled with God's Holy Spirit...those strengths are magnified and utilized for His glory throughout the world. God made us in His image, with love, and when we become His children by salvation through Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit seals us and empowers us to become all that He intended us to be from the beginning of time.
Jeepers, "It's Sunday, and I know I should write something deep and spiritual!" Wow! I guess the Holy Spirit did intend for me to write something from His heart to ours...and I thank Him for the inspiration...and I also thank my friend Susie Klein for her very heartfelt, honest, and down to earth book that has deeply touched my heart in so many ways. God is using her gift to bless you and me and others today as well...and I know Susie would be very humbled and blessed to know this.