SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE

Let the Wind Blow

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ – united in one Spirit, It provides a lot of joy and happiness to introduce the electronic bulletin “Charis Emirates”, as part of the activities of National charismatic service team of UAE. To move in the rhythm of God’s Spirt is what the essence of charismatic prayer life is. We ought to live in the gentle breeze of the Lord’s Spirit, recognizing Him in the softness of His tender and caring love and compassion.

 After the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a quiet, gentle sound (1 Kings 19:12).

God chose to speak with his mighty servant Elijah in the gentle sound of a whisper instead of fire and thunder. Similarly, I pray that the Lord

uses this spirit filled bulletin to whisper His presence among us.  The wind blows where it will  (John 3:8). Yes, the Spirit of God can move as He wishes and as He will

s. We should allow him to blow within our hearts so that we can breathe his power and joy. May we become an army of God, united in one accord for the glory of

His Name and for His Kingdom. We read the call of St. Paul in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5, verse 16 onward, Rejoice always, Pray without ceasing, In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. And finally he says in verse 19 a Do not quench the Spirit. That our spirit is kindled with the glowing fire of God’s Spirit depends on our attitude to be rejoicing always in Christ Jesus, closely united with Him in prayer and thanks giving. Let this magazine help us to refresh ourselves in the Spirit of God. May it bring each of us closer to Him and in communion with one another. Let the winds blow.

 Then he said to me: Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man! Say to the breath: Thus says the Lord GOD: From the four winds come, O breath, and breathe into these slain that they may come to life ? (Ezekiel 37:9)

Fr. Ani Xavier O.F.M. Cap.,
Spiritual Director, NCST – UAE.

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