Life In The Spirit #1: God loves me personally

 The Life in the Spirit Seminar is designed as an evangelistic tool, a formation experience, and an introduction to a life lived in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. The seven/eight weeks of sessions help participants realise the fire, the breath, the gifts, fruits and the charisms of the Spirit.

 

Although we receive the life of the Spirit through the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, many of us need to fan this spark of life into flames. The Seminar invites us to gather and prepare for a very personal “Pentecost,” a new release or revitalisation of the Spirit’s presence.”  It includes speakers, scripture, music, prayer and small groups.

 

Currently there is a seminar running at Church of Divine Mercy, Lekki and one of our members, NicoleCode has kindly shared her experience of the sessions with us! Yay! The Seminar encourages participants to use Scripture as a significant resource for growing in our understanding and love of God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit want to reveal themselves to us during the weeks of the course. It is for this reason that we should become dedicated to reading and meditating upon the assigned Scriptures and Catechism passages. We encourage you to begin to pray with these Scripture passages from the course, which Nicole will share and we hope these reflections bless and inspire you to open your heart to the Holy Spirit and deepen your individual relationship with God through Jesus, the Christ.

 


Hello! I’m taking part in my parish’s Life In The Spirit Seminar again, and our Virtue Practice this week was to share what we’ve learnt with at least 2 people. Well ladies and gents, I’ve decided to take things up a notch or 5 and share with everyone who is interested in reading! May the good Lord bless you as you read and may you encounter Him in a special way today. Amen.

Week 1- God loves me personally

A lot of times God is seen as a Policeman just waiting to judge and condemn us, but actually God is a merciful and loving father who waits patiently for us to return to Him when we fall.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”  John 3:16
“Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she might forget, I will not forget you! See, I have you engraved you on the palms of my hands” Isaiah 49:15-16
God also accepts us as we are, even in our current States of sin. Some of us are so burdened by the weight of our sins that we feel unlovable to others let alone the Almighty Eternal Holy God who despises sin. This is a lie designed by Satan to keep you separated from the Lord. He loves you as you are RIGHT THIS MINUTE. And He longs for you to return to Him like the Prodigal son so he can embrace, kiss and celebrate you.
Until next week! #messagemondays #lifeinthespirit #week1 #Godlovesyoupersonally

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