Monday, June 28, 2010

The Things You Don't See

Happy Monday Folks.

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I had a pretty good weekend myself, but I could not get all the rest I wanted.  Oh well, it was good to get the rest that I could though.  I had been working like crazy the past couple of weeks and even did an all-nighter last weekend.  Needless to say, I didn't make it to church on last Sunday, but I did this Sunday.

This Sunday, we have started a new series called Knowing the Holy Spirit and this was more of an introduction.  The message was very enlightening and informative, but one concept that stuck in my head was on the topic of sin.  Some how (via Holy Spirit), we ended up discussing sin. 

According to The Free Dictionary, sin means "to commit an offense or violation".   One the first thing which may come to mind is sinning against the Mosaic Laws. There are the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Then there are offenses that we can commit against God by disobeying his direct authority.  God may tell me to do something directly and it may be specifically for His will in my life.  If I choose to disobey, then I am sinning against Him.  Now, at the same time, what He specifically told me does not apply to you because God's command was not relayed to you!

This had me in a "wow" moment, because all along I've always thought everything was spelled out in the Good Book.  Not so.  For example, I was lead by the Holy Spirit to remain at home with my wife while she was sick.  I looked for jobs, but no passionately as my real desire was to be home with her.  Had I gone back to work before ahead of time, I would have been in direct violation of God. Now that is not in the bible, but just because you don't see it in there does not mean it does not apply to me.

I would like to challenge you to think over your life and see how the Holy Spirit has spoken to you.  If you are a true follower of Christ, it will help you to put things into perspective on how you decide to answer God's calling in the future.

Be blessed and have a good one.


Antoine E. Hall


"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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