Most believers know that the dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. But the dove actually represents more than just the Holy Spirit Himself; it represents the work of the Holy Spirit in helping every believer to carry out their ministry or calling.
For just over four months we have been studying the work of the Holy Spirit, especially where the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Spirit are concerned.
It has been a powerful time of looking at these subjects in some detail, to learn how they function in our lives, and how important they are in our ministry. And each one has been impacted in some way by some of the amazing things that the Lord revealed.
We have now put all of the teachings received during this time into one complete book, which contains everything that was taught during this time. It is entitled Building The Dove.
For as long as I can remember I have heard my mom (Daphne Crause) speak about the importance of prayer.
It has been a passion in her life for a long time and she showed me how important it is to talk to the Lord. Prayer does not have to be complicated. In fact it is very simple. It is as simple as talking to the Lord.
I can remember as a child complaining about the things that were wrong in my life or telling my parents the things I wanted. They would always say the same thing to me:
“Go ask the Lord about it”
I came to the place where even if I was not praying for something specifically, I would find myself talking to the Lord about what was in my heart. Prayer is that simple, it is just having a conversation with God. And you can do it all the time.
I like to read stories and if you are human, then chances are that you also like stories. Some stories have a deep meaning behind them. While others are just a bunch of nonsense that someone made up to entertain you.
But stories have a power to draw you in and make you remember them. They have a power to influence you and help you learn new things.
The bible is full of stories that have meaning in them. Though often all people remember are the stories and they don’t always remember the rest of what the Lord was saying in His word.
There is one story in the bible that maybe you did not fully understand yet. That is the story of Esther.