Some thoughts on approaching Pentecost…

Being a Christian is not mainly about believing certain truths.  Being a Christian is about belonging to God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Being a Christian is about living daily in fellowship with Christ and in partnership in expanding God’s reign in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Here’s some food for thought on this subject from Andrew Murray.  How different the world would be if all Christians acted like this!

We find the Christian life so difficult because we seek for God’s blessing while we still live in our own will.  We desire to live the Christian life according to our own liking.  We make our own plans and then we ask the Lord Jesus to come in and take care that sin shall not conquer us too much, and that we shall not go too far wrong. …  But our relationship with Jesus ought to be such that we are entirely at his disposal, and every day come to him humbly and straightforwardly and say: “Lord, is there anything in me that is not according to thy will, that has not been ordered by thee, or that is not given up to thee?” 

from Absolute Surrender,   1897