Gathering the Holy Spirit (Resources, Supporters Only)
The following are resources that can help the reader reenforce the concepts covered in the last two articles.
I’ve personally, fully read all of these articles and watched all videos. I can get behind what each of them say. I can also assure they are safe for all ages. However, I have not researched what the rest of each website and channel presents. I cannot say that the rest of the content produced by each one is usable or safe for all ages.
A quick article with some useful tips.
The next article is more in-depth and has plenty of well explained tips on maintaining a positive attitude. I'm not a Buddhist, but I do see the value in what the article passes on.
I endorse this one, partially because I wrote it. Shameless plug? Not really. I poured research time and my own life experience into it.
I also wrote this one and it's found on this website. It's a great set of tools for bringing positivity to negative situations.
A technical. psychological view of how we humans react to the exact same situation, as it is presented with different words. It's 10 minutes of insightful research about how to change your way of thinking. "Somewhere in the telling I start to smile, and I start to think that, maybe my day was pretty decent after all."
How to be Positive
A great, short (about 5 minutes) talk about how our own mood and vibration attracts like moods and vibrations.
The actual sermon I mentioned in the first two articles that I recently saw abut the Holy Spirit. It's about an hour long, but a great sermon. I even got to blow up the balloon :)
Bible verses that relate to the holy spirit
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied
11 “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”
2 Corinthians 6:6
6 in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; 7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 8 through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;
The human soul is incredibly powerful. I think most of us don’t know how strong our presence can be. We communicate hope, renewal, love and fellowship just by transferring that positivity and wisdom.
My path is still littered in some spots and completely overgrown in others. Sometimes I just need a small trash bag and a pick-up stick. Sometimes I need a bull dozer.