Pulpit Notes: Receiving the Holy Spirit
Divine Word, which no page can fully contain and no mind fully comprehend, we scoff at the thought of secret things. Yet Scripture reveals countless mysteries and revelations to those with hearts humbled and prepared to receive what Your Holy Spirit is prepared to share. Therefore, we ask with confidence in the name of Jesus that wisdom through discernment be granted.
Lord, equip us spiritually as well as You have endowed us with intellect and with human cunning. Our self-sufficient and heightened view of human talent and all the resources we have stored have left us dissatisfied. It is holiness and peace we seek. Nourish us with Your truth, then, and help us. Prepare us spiritually for the battles within our own lives as well as within our world. Grant us a spiritual liberty that no human government can grant, and bind us to Christ that we may be truly free. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps