But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14 vs 26
This week we are looking at what it means to be Charismatic - For many people the word is code for some of the more "crazy" & "alternative" streams of the church. Is that a true reflection? What does biblical "charismatic" look like? The English term charisma is from the Greek χάρισμα (khárisma), which means "favor freely given" or "gift of grace” Rather than being something that should make you uncomfortable, or even worse bring you to a place where we think we can live as new covenant believers without a relationship with the Holy Spirit, Charismatic Christians are those that receive the Holy Spirit & every day receive God's gift of grace - unearned, unmerited favour.
The Holy Spirit reminds you every day that you are righteous. His job is not to point out every little fault and to condemn you for failure. His role is advocate & encourager. At our worst points in any day, if we will be open to Him, He reminds us of what Jesus has done for us. Today allow Him to remind you that Jesus says you are Holy, beloved and well pleasing to God. Allow Him to show you that condemnation, shame & guilt are not from the Father. He will take the great truths of God's grace & love, His promises of hope & a future, and remind you that every one is how God is seeing you right now.
That is truly charismatic - receiving the free gift of God's love and flowing in that each moment.