by Macy Johnson
“In the last days,
God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.’”
(Acts 2:17 NIV)
remember this slogan, “Inquiring minds want to know” which was used by the
National Enquirer in the 1980s. This tabloid magnetized the attention of
shoppers as they waited in the checkout lines of their favorite stores.
us descended upon our pastor’s home one Friday evening for dinner and teaching.
The Inquirer’s Class wanted to know more about our church, denomination, and
faith. Although this would be my third time to unite with these worshipers, I
wanted to experience the teaching and fellowship this class afforded. Two
stints of serving as pianist at another church had pulled me away from my church.
day the class concluded and the choice was ours whether to commit to this
congregation or not. Some information was overwhelming and brought more
questions than answers. This nudged me to seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
On my way
home, I stopped at Publix to get supplies for the coming week. Near the dairy
case, I saw Mary and her husband from the class. We confessed we were filled
with new insights and emotions from the teachings. The pastor had shared his
struggle with the faith of his family members, and encouraged us to trust God
with our prayers.
and I stood there and talked about the sovereignty of our Creator and the power
of the Holy Spirit, we encouraged each other to maintain a steady pursuit. God
is in control. We are not the Holy Spirit, but we are His
I will eagerly receive the Holy Spirit and His wisdom poured out on me. I hope you will, too!