Let me start off this blog by doing two things. First of all, I am wishing myself a happy 53rd birthday. On this day, January 4, in 1957, Bill and Elizabeth Burns became the parents of a stunningly handsome, incredibly intelligent, unquestionably funny, and undeniably modest little boy. (I’m the founder and president of my own fan club … and its only member!)
Secondly, I want to restate the final few words that I posted in the final post of 2009 …. TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost.
Many reading this blog have never been in our conferences and have never heard why I write and say “TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost” so often. Let me tell you the story behind the saying.
One Sunday morning, we had a tremendous time of praise and worship. So many of our children were going after God. God’s presence was so tangible. After this time of praise and worship, I told my wife Vickie from the platform that I could see the day that it would be difficult to stop our children from praising God in the service so that we could move on to the next portion of the service. That was a great spiritual statement, or so I thought. Shortly after leaving the platform, God’s Spirit spoke to me and corrected me. He said for me to quit saying that I see the day coming and instead begin to state that today was that day. He continued by emphasizing that we can cause ourselves to miss out on what God wants to do today by living in the past where God had visited or by constantly looking at the future. He again emphasized that TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost. By saying the word “today” we are opening the door for the Holy Spirit to begin to move among our children right now.
Join with me. Begin today to announce aloud that TODAY is His day. Begin today to announce boldly that TODAY is His day. Begin today to announce often that TODAY is His day. Thank God for what He has done in the past. I’m thrilled about what He will do in the days to come. But I am ecstatic about what He wants to do TODAY! TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost!!!!