Thursday, 28 February 2013
Throwing caution to The Wind
What the church needs is to be fearless and daring, filled with the youthful dynamic of the Holy Spirit. Here is John Capon writing some years ago about John Wesley in the British Weekly published by Lutterworth:
"John Wesley had a strangely warmed heart allied to a strangely cool head. The latter, on its own, will always find deeply convincing reasons for playing it safe, remaining open-ended, instituting a dialogue, exploring in depth, setting up a commission, running a pilot-scheme, circulating a paper, doing some research - in fact anything rather than go out on to the streets of Jerusalem drunk with the Spirit, and showing others how."
Drunk with the Spirit. Now there's a thought. When the disciples obeyed Jesus and went and waited in Jerusalem, little did they know that they were throwing caution to the wind, the Wind of the Spirit. But they did and the church is the result. As the Spirit gave birth to the church so He can give new birth to the church. So let's throw caution to the Wind and ask God to set the Spirit loose on us and the world again.
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...