HOPE*ann*FAITH

Living and Writing on Purpose: God * Life * Love * Realtionships * The Important Things.

3 Gifts God Gave the World: 31 Days of Focus on God Things.

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Day 10:

I focused on God things today … and tonight I went to church. The focus was the Holy Spirit … the tangible presence of God in our lives.

The preacher shared with us what He felt the 3 most important gifts God has given us.

1. Jesus – John 3:16 – given to us by God the Father

2. The Holy Spirit – Acts 1:8 – Given to us by God the Son

3. Baptismal in the Spirit as evidenced by Praying in Tongues1 Corinthians 12:13 – Given to us by God the Spirit

He went on to point out 2 Superior Miracles:

1. The transformation of the sinner into a saint.

2. The gift of the Holy Spirit in tongues; the ability to speak directly to God through the Spirit.

I am grateful for my relationship with God … my relationship with all three of Him in one. I am most grateful today for my ability to pray continually … something I do all day and with my eyes open!

Praying in tongues comforts me … it builds my faith by talking directly to the Spirit of God within me. I am even thankful that when I fall behind what this gift has already done for me brings to me my understanding of it’s importance even when I am waning!

You see my faith is dead without action!

The action of praying in tongues strengthens me to act in the natural in regard to me being who God intended me to be!

Blessings!

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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