This past Sunday, Pastor George Masha illustrated some of the functions of the Holy Spirit and His influence in our worship; His place, plan, and power. He further emphasised that worship in spirit and truth is when God is the very centrepiece of our lives; everything that we do is to worship Him, and that He receives ALL the glory.
The Holy Spirit comes first in the life of a worshiper. It first begins by accepting Jesus Christ into one’s life as Lord and Saviour. Secondly, by having a relationship with (reading) His Word. And finally, by prayer. This backdrop sets a guide for how we should live.
Serving and hospitality are great pillars at RBC. Our leadership has taken great care to inculcate these values in all members and even visitors alike. Pastor Masha shared a horrific story of his wife’s auntie: there were elections held for key positions within the church she attended and auntie won one of those posts. Within the course of their ‘celebratory meal’, she collapsed after drinking a cup of tea. She had been poisoned.
Nick Person reminds us that, “In God’s kingdom, we think of others above ourselves.” This is the work of the Holy Spirit. By keeping Him first we can serve and lead with God’s love; there are no personal agendas. Worship (i.e. everything that we do) is NOT an activity only to be seen by others. We MUST worship God in spirit and truth – it is a command! Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot worship God.
- Read: John 8:32; Romans 8:26-27; Acts 1:8, John 16:8
- Where does the Holy Spirit fall in your life?
- Take some time for honest self-reflection. If the Holy Spirit is not first in your life, choose today to turn to Him through repentance in prayer.
Holy Spirit, I want You to be first in my life. Forgive me for all the times I have relegated You second to my thoughts and opinions. May I always seek You and hold You first in all that I do. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.