By Pastor Carlos & Natalia Mora (January 28, 2021)
In this second week of fasting and prayer, let’s do a “Selah” (a pause), like in the book of Psalms where interludes offer periods of silence between paragraphs.
We know that we were created to live in community, and that’s why being alone has been so challenging these days. This pandemic has changed the way we interact with the church and relate with our family and co-workers. Perhaps like for John the Baptist, this has allowed us to think about ourselves less, and allow Christ to continue to grow in each one of us. We think there has not been a better season for a 21-day fasting and prayer time than this.
We cannot lose the opportunity that is in front of us. May this quiet time drive our desire to grow the greatest relationship that every disciple of Christ should have, and this is our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The pandemic can take away hours of communion with our brothers and sisters, but in turn, is adding valuable time for us to strengthen our friendship with the Holy Spirit.
His word insists on the importance of our communion with the Holy Spirit. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14 NLT).
Indeed the book of James says “…He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us” (James 4:5). This is beautiful, because He desires time from us; He wants to hear our voice and see our faces every morning (Song of Songs 2:14).
If we strengthen our relationship with the Holy Spirit, we will be able to walk victoriously in 2021, knowing that He leads us on the right path, teaches us all things and reminds us of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.[PRAYER]
Lord, I pray today that you would reveal your heart for me. I don’t want my relationship with you to be dry and empty. I want it to be full of your Presence and goodness. May I have more ‘fellowship of the Holy Spirit’ in my life.