Today is WORLD HUMAN SPIRIT DAY. This holiday was started by Michael Levy of Point of Life in 2003 to promote a human spirit that lives the creative, peaceful, loving life that it was meant to live. People all over the world are encouraged to take 2 minutes at 3pm ET to meditate and find the true spirit of freedom and peace that lives within each of us.
Of course, I’d say it would be a good idea to pray for those 2 minutes. Be thankful to God for all the blessings He’s given you. Thankfulness is not just for the month of November, you know! It’s good to give thanks to the Lord year-around with a humble and contrite spirit. That’s the way to find peace, love and compassion within.
The most difficult part of being a pianist in church is playing the invitation hymn at the end of the service. That is when God’s Holy Spirit speaks to everyone – it’s a solemn time and I was always afraid that I would do something to distract from that precious work – for I am so very, very human at times.
It’s good to celebrate the strength and courage of our human spirit – but how much better to acknowledge the source from which we glean those characteristics! How much better our own spirits become when mulled with the precious gift from God – His own Holy Spirit, which Jesus promised us when He ascended into Heaven!
May we take 2 minutes today to bask in the warmth of His amazing love. May we stay silent and listen to what He is saying to us. May we willingly have our spiritual batteries recharged by Him and lift our hearts and hands in reply, letting Him know we love Him.
Join me today to celebrate the human spirit, yes – but more importantly, to celebrate the power source – God’s precious Holy Spirit.If God (and His Holy Ghost) came in a coffee cup… hmm – interesting! 🙂