The Daily Work of the Spirit

Growing up in the church I was familiar with ministry nights. I also grew up experiencing the full gamut of Christian conferences and retreats. These events included extended times of prayer and worship accompanied by serene guitar strums and low lighting. Sensing the presence of the Holy Spirit felt as effortless as the melodies falling softly on my ears. These felt like special times when God would reveal himself to me in my stillness, and the Spirit would convict me of sin and help me set my sights on Christ.

These organized events can be refreshing and beneficial, but I’ve realized I should be seeking ministry from the Holy Spirit at all times. The Spirit’s ministry doesn’t have to be still, quiet, peaceful, and at a scheduled time. The Holy Spirit works in the mundane everyday moments of life — the nitty-gritty daily grind.

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5 thoughts on “The Daily Work of the Spirit”

  1. Hi Liz, Have commented on your articles before, but think you didn’t know. Trying it this way, I’m so low tec. Isn’t it amazing that God gave us our little boys not just for us to grow them for Him, but for God to use them to grow US in Him!? You have caught on earlier than I did. Am appreciating all your articles, just so you know. Am astounded with your expressive writing, clearly a gift from God. Keep it up 😊. Your stages of life will move faster and faster, as your mom will tell you. Too fast. Blessings and love, June Allen

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  2. Beautiful article! Both in writing and message. Thank you for the encouragement today This is exactly what God has been speaking into my life lately, to not get so caught up in “program” that I forget His intention in sending Christ. I’ve had to take a huge step back in the traditional things in order to really take the time to pursue intimacy with Him for the sake of intimacy without any other external motivations. There’s a great book by Larry Crabb called “The Pressure’s Off” which has to do with the pressure that’s released when we actually understand our position in Christ and stop working to earn Christ’s presence; embracing Him in the everyday moments with all freedom instead. Anyways, didn’t mean to be so long winded. haha. Thank you for your obedience in writing and sharing this beautiful word with us.

  3. Beautiful article! Both in writing and message. Thank you for the encouragement today This is exactly what God has been speaking into my life lately, to not get so caught up in “program” that I forget His intention in sending Christ. I’ve had to take a huge step back in the traditional things in order to really take the time to pursue intimacy with Him for the sake of intimacy without any other external motivations. There’s a great book by Larry Crabb called “The Pressure’s Off” which has to do with the pressure that’s released when we actually understand our position in Christ and stop working to earn Christ’s presence; embracing Him in the everyday moments with all freedom instead. Anyways, didn’t mean to be so long winded. haha. Thank you for your obedience in writing and sharing this beautiful word with us.

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