Pentecostal Preacher’s Daughter

I am a Pentecostal.  If I need to be labeled.

I believe in the blessing of the Holy Spirit bestowed in the Upper Room for all times when the promised Holy Spirit showed up on the Day of Pentecost (you can read about it in Acts 2).  Right there and then the power to be witnesses and the carriers and couriers of the {good news} became available in even greater measure than what we’d seen through Jesus.  Don’t believe it?  Read Acts 1 & 2, and John 14.11-13 and verses 15-20, which quotes Jesus Himself!

And I am a Pentecostal preacher’s daughter.  Which is a different beast altogether.

From learning to live, walk, act and behave through the checklist-lense of man’s interpretation of an outward-focused holiness, I am still being delivered.  People-pleasing, fear-of-man, and all the good-girl, preacher’s-daughter expectations set me up to be the worst of the worst Pharisees.  God was always looking at the heart.  Yet I was busy collecting perfect attendance pins and memorizng scripture for the sole purpose of getting gold stars on the wall chart.

I am still repenting of terrorizing Sunday School teachers with my know-it-all, superior, eye-rolling, entitlement, arrogant, childish behavior.  If only that was the worst of it all.  Sigh.  It isn’t.   If walking with Jesus was just a to-do list, I’d be set.  This heart-thing makes it all real, makes me vulnerable.  It puts me right in the mess with the rankest of sinners where I stand a chance at being rescued.

I am a Pentecostal preacher’s daughter who is still learning how vast my need for a Savior is.

2 thoughts on “Pentecostal Preacher’s Daughter

  1. There is so much good and so much wisdom that comes from being a Pentecostal preacher’s daughter though…and for that, I am eternally grateful to our Father who pours so much grace over ALL of us – that we can separate the good from the bad and that allows us to live with Him and through Him and by Him even in our mistakes. Love you AND your heart momma!

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