Thank you for being a part of The Wild Goose.
The Wild Goose is a work of the Holy Spirit, which is awakening in the hearts of all those participating God’s love and transforming power. This is a love that has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and that leads us to our heavenly Father. As you walk through this series I will continually be praying that you will encounter the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit will breathe life into your very being.
1. How to Watch
Pray. . . Come Holy Spirit. At this very moment, stop and ask the Holy Spirit to come to you.
If you allow him, the Wild Goose will lead you on an adventure greater than you can imagine. The Spirit will lead you to a place of mercy, healing, peace, and presence. The Holy Spirit has been given to us not as a possession to be tamed or controlled, but rather as a Person that will lead us to the Heart of God. The Wild Goose series will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and as you come to experience God’s presence and power this very same Spirit will transform you and bring you freedom.
2. What to Watch
The Wild Goose Series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit. For the most part, each segment stands on its own so you do not have to watch them in any particular order. However, the first three segments give a type of foundation to the others, so I would suggest that you start with these. After that, take a minute and ask the Spirit to lead you in what you should watch next. Listen to what the Spirit says and go with that!
While I certainly hope that you watch each segment, I would suggest that you not binge watch. Take your time working through the series. I can’t encourage this enough, take your time and pray at the conclusion of an episode. Each segment has a study guide that provides a very brief synopsis, key texts, discussion questions, and perhaps most importantly prayer and reflection ideas. Please don’t dismiss this section. I believe the blessing of this series will be directly related to how you are able to quiet yourself and pray. We need to make ourselves available to God’s Spirit if we are going to be able to more fully experience his loving presence. Also, consider having a prayer journal where you can jot down thoughts and reflections as you make your way through the Wild Goose series.
3. By Yourself or with Others?
The series has been created to be a blessing to an individual who watches alone and to groups so it is not necessary that you be a part of a group. In fact, “alone time” is an important part of the series.
However, I would hope that you would also invite others to join you in journeying with the Wild Goose. Consider watching and discussing the contents of an episode with a few other people, friends, family, or couples from your parish. You do not necessarily have to watch it together at the same time and place; that may be nice, but not very practical. Nevertheless please think about inviting others to join you.
After watching each episode share your thoughts and reflections with each other over a cup of coffee or a stout, Facebook, a phone call, email, texts, or smoke signals: whatever allows you to talk about what you heard God say through the particular episode. This also provides an opportunity for you to share the fruit from your prayer and reflection. There is a great power in our ability to articulate and share what we see God doing. This is where the discussion questions and prayer section will very much come in handy.
I am so excited about what God is going to do in your life through the Wild Goose. You are always welcome to share testimonies of the wonderful things God is doing on my website: TheWildGooseisLoose.com
Once again, thank you for being a part of what God is doing. Be assured of my continued thoughts and prayers. Come Holy Spirit.