The voices in our worship service last Sunday were more than the voices singing up front. They were more than the congregation. I heard the voices – I almost thought we had the wrong track. That the voices were background voices, but the track didn’t have any background.
So what can explain it – the sound of the Holy Spirit was there on Sunday. I do not think there is any other explanation. I am a rational person, with very little knowledge of these things, but I know something happened and many people came forward on Sunday.
The voice of the Holy Spirit is there if we only ask for it. If we take the time to listen it is there.
In Luke Chapter 11 – Jesus talks about how parents give good gifts to their children. The Father in heaven gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This Chapter also gives us the prayer that Jesus prayed to the Father.
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.[b]
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.[c]
And lead us not into temptation.[d]’”
5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
May You hear the voice of the Holy Spirit today and be moved to follow Christ – the Lord and Savior.