Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome, Holy Spirit! Concert

We know if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. I guess that means all three Persons of God. Father, Son--and the wonderful Holy Spirit.

It's Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was first given to the Church. To celebrate, I've collected these songs into a "concert." Just click on the titles.

Welcome, Holy Spirit medley!

Cece Winans- Holy Spirit Come Fill This Place

Come Holy Spirit

Let Your Spirit Fall

Come Holy Spirit I Need Thee

Spirit of the Living God

Come Holy Spirit Fall Afresh On Me

Come Holy
Spirit (different)

Mighty Wind by Andrae Crouch

Elvis Presley introduces The Stamps - Sweet Sweet Spirit 1972 live

The Amen - Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Sweet Holy Spirit By The Isaacs

It's Beginning To Rain

Just for fun: Send it on Down!

Terry MacAlmon - How We Need The River

Shine Jesus Shine

Sipping coffee on my back porch in the sunrise, I thought about how, if Jesus now sits at the right hand of God, then it's the Holy Spirit, really, who does God's work in the world. The Holy Spirit lives in us when we "invite Jesus into our hearts." Who points to Jesus. Baptizes us into Jesus.

I came inside, looked up songs about the Holy Spirit, and just relaxed in the Lord and enjoyed that concert.

"We're all children of God." My main character, Maggie, pushed open cemetery gates and embarked on a journey into the occult, danger, and more problems than she could have ever imagined. Through tears and laughter, she learned we are given power to become children of God, and receive the presence and power of the Holy Spirit when we believe on the name of Jesus.

The Apostle St. Paul, the Catholics' first Pope, prays this for us:

Ephesians 3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,

15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through

his Spirit in your inner being,

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being

rooted and established in love,

18may have power, together with all

the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to

the measure of all the fullness of God.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,

according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church

and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Be filled with the Spirit,

Verses on the Holy Spirit

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