The Holy Spirit in You

Thursday – The New Testament
Acts 1

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“Pentecost” by Ian Turbitt –

The Book of Acts is the risen Lord living in his new community through the Holy Spirit. Though we focus on the coming of the Spirit fifty days after Easter on Pentecost, recall that the night of the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit!”

Rejoice this Easter season that this same Holy Spirit wants to act in you and through you as you are engrafted onto the Lord’s risen life through a community of faith. As you enter the picture of the first days of the Church, can you find these spiritual energies alive with you? You will, if you “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33).

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Blooming where I am planted v. 4
Baptized with th’ Holy Spirit v. 5
Taken up, You come again v. 11
Bonded together in prayer v. 1

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One thought on “The Holy Spirit in You

  1. Just below the date in the daily journal that I keep, I am beginning to paste in the verses from the daily reading on which the Bible Breaths are based. Here are the ones for today’s reading:

    Acts 1

    4 While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me;

    5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

    11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

    14 All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

    I continue to find serenity in allowing my breaths to be one with the seven-syllable prayers that link me with the Word for the day–and with others who are praying them the same time around the world!


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