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A Clean Shirt Twice a Day

I have thought off and on about that evening in the years that have since gone by. I think about it with a mind that the apostle Paul said has a spiritual quality over against the minds of my hosts that night. Every time I do this, I am convicted by the same question that immediately pops into my mind. Do I do the best I can do for the One I represent?

Unfortunately we Pentecostal/charismatic Christians too often have not done the best that we could do for the God we represent. Somehow our zeal to share the workings of the Holy Spirit seems too often to replace good taste and good sense with the result that we lose our audience.

Too often the infilling of the Holy Spirit brings contention and division to Christendom. Why is this? Why doesn’t something so wonderful appeal to everybody? Could it be it is the way we represent the One to whom we owe all? Could it be me? You? May that never be so! Lord, teach us Your ways.


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Category: Fall 2000, Living the Faith

About the Author: H. Murray Hohns went home to be with Jesus on November 28, 2012. He was on staff at the largest church in Hawaii and served on his denomination's investment committee from 1999 until his death. Hohns held two degrees in Civil Engineering, an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and served as an instructor at Foursquare's New Hope Christian College (formerly Pacific Rim Christian College) in Honolulu. He wrote six engineering books and hundreds of articles in every type of newspaper, magazine and journal.

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