Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we discussed chapter four of ‘Forgotten God’ — ‘Why do you want Him?’

Chan relates an experience where a man dying of cancer asked the church elders to anoint him with oil and pray for his healing. Before they began Chan asked the man a question — “Why do you want to be healed? Why do you want to stay on this earth?” Chan believes that our desire to live should be for the sake and glory of the God who put us on this earth in the first place.

Chan listed several ‘right reasons’ to want the Holy Spirit:

1) To draw attention and glory to Christ not ourselves.

2) While being directed by the Spirit results in experiencing miracles the miracles shouldn’t be the reason for wanting the Spirit. Miracles should always point people to Christ.

3) We must allow the Holy Spirit to lead. He is not ours to direct for our benefit.

In the end we should desire the Spirit because of what He will enable us to do for the Church.

Next week chapter five — ‘A Real Relationship’

See you Tuesday.

John

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