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Dothan, Al

9:30 Sunday School / 10:30 Service

Celebrate the Living Savior!

OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE JESUS-FOLLOWERS WHO
LOVE GOD, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AND SERVE THE WORLD

Pastor's Thoughts (May 29th)    



    “If you love me, keep my commands.  And I will ask the Father and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever-the Spirit of truth.” John 14:15-17


    Last week was Pentecost Sunday.  The day we celebrate the Holy Spirit being given to the disciples with evidence of tongues of fire.


    I have thought a lot this week about how the Holy Spirit speaks to us today.  Do I hear him speak to me through others?  It is in a gentle nudging that a feel him speak to me?  Do I hear a still small voice in my heart speaking?  Has he spoken to me through his creation?  Have I been still enough to hear him in all these ways?


    He has spoken to me through others.  I heard him in the voice of a friend just a couple of hours ago.  She called to encourage me in my work I do for the Lord.  I felt him speak to me in creation as I watched the birds eat from a bird feeder in my yard.  The Lord said I will take care of you and your loved ones as I do the birds.  He spoke to my heart this morning of his love for me through a devotion I read of a pastor who would be preaching his last sermon saying I will be with you in all you do.  


    I must admit I had to reflect that all of this was realized when I sat still and thought about the verse shared from John.  The Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit will teach us all we need to know, comfort us, and encourage us.
Are you listening?


Blessings,
Pastor Stephanie

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