John 15: Remain in Me

Charisma Media Publisher Dr. Steve Greene

Our publisher at Charisma Media, Dr. Steve Greene, is a veritable fountain of spiritual quotables. When spending time around him, it’s not difficult to see why the Holy Spirit overwhelms him every day, and we’ve been blessed to have him run our department over the past year.

This morning during our weekly Monday morning worship and devotional, the Holy Spirit, Dr. Greene was on fire. In teaching on John 15, here are some of the things he said:

  • “God is looking for something for you that you can’t do in the flesh, but what can be done in the Spirit.”
  • “If the Holy Spirit isn’t moving, move it!”
  • “If you are not close to Him, it’s because you don’t want to be.”
  • “You can enter into His presence right now at this moment.”
  • “The hardest thing for us to do is remain in His kingdom.”
  • “The presence of God is not based on feelings, it’s based on faith.”
  • “The moment of human success is so fleeting.”
  • “As soon as we get to the mountain top, there should be another mountain to climb.”
  • “It’s about the fruit, not about the work.”
  • “We need to remain as close to God as we can in every moment of every day.”
  • “When we stay close to Him, we have everything we need.”

How would you like to start your work day and work week with words of wisdom like that? At Charisma, we’re blessed to get it every week, and every day, from a man who is “close to God.”

And as I always like to say, “there is that.”

Shawn A. Akers is the online managing editor at Charisma Media. He is a published poet and published a story about Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read his blog here. To sign up for his newsletter, “Step Out of the Boat,” and other Charisma newsletters, click here. You can also listen to his podcasts, the Javelin Sports Show, on the Charisma Podcast Network.


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