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“Where are We Headed?” — part 3 of 3, Not for United Methodists Only

May 9, 2019

Bishop Frank J. Beard hits it outa the park with his conclusion —

I believe, like our founders, Charles, John, and Susanna Wesley, that it is time to ask God for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit. Both John and Charles had a period of time when they knew that something spiritually was missing in their lives and ministries. Each of these men received a “second blessing” from God that enabled them to become victorious champions for the cause of Christ. We too can experience personal and corporate transformation if we are willing to humble ourselves and admit that we cannot get out of our current mess without the Holy Spirit. We need the fresh touch from heaven that comes when the Holy Spirit finds open and welcoming hearts.

The wind of the Holy Spirit blows where God directs and where Jesus is welcomed and affirmed. If we want the fighting to end and peace to come within The United Methodist Church, each one of us will need to offer ourselves to Christ once again in full and total surrender. Each of us will need to seek spiritual renewal and empowerment that comes when the Holy Spirit is welcomed, and Jesus is allowed to be Lord.

Where are we headed? It all depends upon our willingness to give up control so that the Holy Spirit can bring the wind of renewal and restoration. II Chronicles 7:14 reminds us of the place to start, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

God Bless,

Bishop Beard

— Amen, Bishop, amen.

Glad you’re you.

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