Going to GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ) on December 28 to January 1? Is your heart crying for the infilling of the Holy Spirit in your life? Then this book is for you!
This year, GYC’s theme is "Fill Me, Our Earnest Plea".
Fill Me is an individual prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Yet as God’s people, our individual prayers rise to heaven as a single plea Our Earnest Plea. We need the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. Without His indispensable infilling, we cannot faithfully stand for Jesus though the heavens fall. Without His loving guidance and power, the mission of this Generation of Youth for Christ, and of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will not be accomplished.
[Source: Official GYC website]
The book in the picture above is one of the five books I purchased yesterday. While praying earlier today, I felt led to read this book. Sensing now would be the perfect time to read it, especially with GYC just around the corner, I was more than happy to begin reading the book. I was so blessed by the words I read I simply just had to tell you about book! It is such an incredible book that helps us prepare our hearts for the outpouring and teaching of the Holy Spirit!
This is such a great resource for anyone and everyone - whether or not GYC is in your monthly calendar. Pastor Mark Finley uses both Scripture and Spirit of Prophecy excerpts to give a clear understanding to empower readers to be a mighty witness for God. Here is one of my favorite quotes taken from pages 671-672 of Ellen White’s book, The Desire of Ages:
When He [the Spirit of truth] is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” The preaching of the world will be of no avail without the continual presence and aid of the Holy Spirit. This is the only effectual teacher of divine truth. Only when the truth is accompanied to the heart by the Spirit will it quicken the conscience or transform the life. One might be able to present the letter of the word of God, he might be familiar with all its commands and promises; but unless the Holy Spirit sets home the truth, no souls will fall on the Rock and be broken. No amount of education, no advantages, however great, can make one a channel of light without the co-operation of the Spirit of God.
And here is another one; I’m doing my best not to quote the entire chapter! It’s a must-read and must-share quote on character transformation. The quote is from page 671 of the same book:
Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of the Third Person of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of divine power. It is the Spirit that makes effectual what has been wrought out by the world’s Redeemer. It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given His Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress His own character upon His church.
Powerful, isn’t it? The book is available at ABC (Adventist Book Center) stores. You may also purchase it from their online website. The regular price is $9.99. However, it is currently on sale for only $5.00!
Click HERE to purchase your own copy of the book from the official ABC website.
When at the ABC
Today, my parents and I went to the winter blowout sale at the ABC (Adventist Book Center). God is so good! I was able to purchase a hardbound copy of Steps to Christ for my dearest Felicie. I was so tickled by the perfect timing of it all!
While at the store, I made six new friends. It all started with one lady that saw the soy (chicken) curls in my shopping cart.