Holy Spirit Life Hacks
by John Weston | August 15, 2018
Do you like knowing how to do things? I was doing some maintenance on the parsonage a year ago and needed to use an extension ladder. Before going up, I thought, “The church wouldn't appreciate having an interim pastor for six months while I recover from a bad fall,” so I got on YouTube and spent a few minutes learning how to best handle a ladder from some experts. The gutters are cleaned out and I am in one piece two years in a row now. Don't you love learning from people who are really good at a particular thing? Young people today call skills and tricks that make your life better “life hacks.” A “hack” in the computer world is breaking into someone else's data and using it for your purposes. But a “life hack” is using someone else's wisdom or learning to make your life better. Life hacks are usually concise and don't take much time to pick up.
Tomorrow evening, Wind of the Spirit ministries will be offering more than just a “life hack” or two; they will give basic, easy-to-use training on healing prayer that is geared for all Christians. The Apostle Paul tells the churches of the region around Ephesus what job #1 is for pastors:
Ephesians 4:11-13 11 He [Jesus] is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, 13 until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.
Church leaders are supposed to train. Christians are supposed to get equipped and then go out into the world and be Christians in it doing Christian stuff around non-Christians. Wind of the Spirit Ministries is headed up by Bob & Tracy Martello who have been a part of Silverdale United for a lot of years. If you haven't taken advantage of a WOSM training event, you're missing out on the best we have to offer. The Martellos and the rest of WOSM have been equipping in a way that does not feel like a theoretical aerospace physics lecture. You get to try out what you're taught as part of the teaching. It's safe, hands on, and full of the Holy Spirit's power. He is the one who makes it all work in the first place.
Sunday mornings is just a starting place. Get equipped to go out and be Jesus for people who are living in darkness and bondage—people who are ready to be set free. Sound totally out of your league? It is. But not with God working in you.
2 Corinthians 4:7 But this precious treasure-- this light and power that now shine within us-- is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.
If you want to try and get in on this week's Healing Seminar Thursday evening, August 16th through Saturday morning, August 18th, please call 360-692-9813 between 9:00 a.m. and noon and ask for WOSM.