I was once a part of a merger between a Charismatic Church and a Southern Baptist Church. It was an interesting experiment with the Charismatics praying in tongues, prophesying, raising their hands, and dancing in the aisles while the more sober-minded Baptists looked on.
One of the senior Baptist elders said, “I love how you Charismatics worship God, but I couldn’t do that.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Well, I have more than a half century of being against Charismatics and their gifts to ever change my ways now.”
“Really? You don’t believe the Holy Spirit can change you?”
“In theory, yes,” he said, “but in reality, no. You see, it’s just too hard to unlearn all of my teachings.”
My prayer today:
Lord, help us American believers to strip ourselves of every weight that slows us down and let us run with endurance the race You have set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. (Based on Hebrews 12:2-3)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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