Sunday, 11 May 2008

Pentecost

Hi.

Today being Pentecost, it's the obvious time for celebration for our local group of cuddly Catholic charismatics, the Emmanuel Community. Our housegroup is with them, and yesterday we were all charismatic and prayed for one another, laying on hands and generally welcoming the Holy Spirit. When someone felt that they had a piece of scripture for someone, they made it known, so I thought I'd share what was passed on for me:
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. - Luke 12:27-32
He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." - Luke 13:18-19
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. - 1 Peter 3:3-4
'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.' So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. But we must run aground on some island." - Acts 27:24b-26
And one from Monica's mate the nun:
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth. - Psalm 34:1
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