Prayer for the Week May 25 – Pentecost for Now

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When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.” (Acts 2:1-11)

Picture yourself gathered together waiting for Pentecost.  As the time is fulfilled the Holy Spirit descends as a ball of fire and the sound of rushing wind.  As the Spirit gets closer the fire divides and flies to land upon you and each of your friends.  You begin to speak a language that is not your own.

At the sound of the commotion a larger group of people from all different nations come rushing.  Your native languages are different.  You can’t possibly understand what they are saying and they cannot understand you.  But, in the midst of that huge crowd there is one.  One who hears the language of the Spirit of God you are speaking.  You are speaking directly to this person and this person hears only you.  By the power of the Holy Spirit you tell of the great works of the Lord.

That was Pentecost.

God choosing to speak through one person for the benefit of someone else.

God still works through us just as he did on Pentecost.  He has a word that needs to be spoken only through you.  Who needs to hear what you have to say?  Is it a spouse, a child, a parent, a friend, a neighbor?  Someone needs to hear what you have to say.

Just remember, we’ve all been in the situation where we have said something to our spouse (or anyone else for that matter) a hundred times, but someone else comes along and says the…exact…same…thing and suddenly it’s new revelation!  It’s inspired!  What happened?  Simply put, they heard a voice they could finally understand.

Be that voice.  Someone is desperate for what you have to say.  This week ask the Lord to guide you to that person and simply allow Him to speak.

God wants to use you!

 

Photo/Art Credit:  http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/pentecost.php


  1. Georgina - May 27, 2015

    You are an exhorter Kristina!  Thank you 🙂  God bless The Provision Room.

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