Imagine you are part of the play, you are on stage, you know the words you have to say, you know the cast around you know their lines too, but somehow... you don’t know what is happening, something is missing. You just stand there, waiting. You each take turns in saying your lines and you leave the stage. If you did this the performance would be completely flat, the reviews would be dreadful and nobody would want to come and see the play, let alone be part of it.
However, with the right guidance and direction a play of any sort, even one with no dialogue at all, can be made to come alive. In the Theatre of Faith the Holy Spirit acts as our director, the breath of life that fills the performance with hope, joy and peace. As a performer you know the performance will be better when you seek out good direction, and so it is with the life and Holy Spirit. When you come alive, when you are engaging and believable, that is when you are full of the Holy Spirit. When you live in a way that attracts because of the believable Love you show, that is when you have listened to the director.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit, and give us direction in how we should live out our lives. Give us directions in how we might be alive in your Spirit and engaging in how we show love and acceptance to all your people.
14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.