May 25, 2017
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
(Acts 1:8, NRSV)
How often have we charged ahead, forgetting to wait on the Holy Spirit? The creative process is effortless — sometimes. At other times, when nothing seems to go right, God may be saying to us, "Wait ... wait for my Spirit," because God loves creating.
What I've noticed is that God loves creating WITH us. Many times God's Spirit reveals what seem to be puzzle pieces, and I must ask: "Lord, what am I to do with these?" Then the Spirit nudges others who come bearing more of the picture until it is fully completed. It is wonderful what we can do if we welcome the Spirit-wind of God to use us as conduits for sacred artistry!
Jesus ascended and sits at the right hand of the Father, and just as Jesus promised, God sent the Holy Spirit to nudge and guide our worship work. Daily invite God — the master creator — into your creative process, into the very center of what you do!
Holy God, thank you for the gift of your Spirit. With our eyes on YOU, guide and lead us, dance and sing over us, inspire us — so that your glory will shine through everything which is offered in Jesus' name. Amen.