Desiring and Expecting Power from on High

A quote from J. I. Packer has me asking myself this question: How much do I desire and expect God to show up in power when I gather with God’s people to worship? I do not mean by this desiring and expecting fanciful or even spectacular acts which make us ooh and ahh, but rather the power of God’s Spirit showing up to comfort, convict, and challenge us…to meet with us in the depths of our soul and cause us to walk away saying, “I met with God today!”

Here is the quote:

The New Testament writers expect that every Christian community will show forth the power of the Holy Spirit, for to enjoy a rich outpouring of the Holy Spirit is a privilege entailed upon the New Testament church as such. For churches to lack the Spirit’s powerful working in their corporate life is by biblical standards unnatural…”   – Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer, p. 200.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s