But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20 NRSV)
A sign in an office read something like this: "It has come to the attention of the management that employees have been dying on the job and either refusing or neglecting to keel over. This practice must stop. Since it is impossible for management to distinguish between death and the natural movements of some employees on the job, an uncomfortable situation is created when someone dies and gives no indication. Often we have no way of knowing who is dead and who is alive until the whistle blows at 5:00 p.m. Please give serious attention to this request.--The Management."

You have perhaps encountered persons like that in your work. We have some like that on the rolls of the church. It is a shame. Think how much could be accomplished if we were all truly filled with God's Holy Spirit.

Dear Jesus, take away my deadness. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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