“Ignorance is a choice “
God has already empowered and equipped us.
We cannot beg Him for gifts we have already been gifted and received.
We can only give thanks and open up the gifts and use them and become proficient in them.
This is where we transform from being a group of people socialising to people manifesting the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We are all disciples of Jesus and commissioned to disciple others
To be anointed in this we need first to recognise and only then can we cooperate as would be God’s desire.
It is this corporate anointing that creates the body of a church and where solo or private faith, worshipping fails.
There is a strength in allowing God to move as He will when we come together.
God goes above and beyond.
He will always surprise each of us individually beyond even what our faith was for.
God created us to be those who always want more.
If we did not we would rob ourselves and others of knowing what He can do.
“The manifestations of the Spirit bring profit to all.”
We remain hungry for more always and in turn He keeps us always moving.
It is the same Spirit but there is diversity.
Each part of the Trinity has its unique input all within the flow of Love.
When we come to recognise that Flowing it is simple to just go with the Flow and therefore move with God and not being a resistant or obstacle.
We are not there to be used but to be United with.
God loves us and wants also to love through us.
The Body of Christ is one. It is the same Spirit in us all.
God’s desire is to manifest Himself through us.
He is as diverse as we are. He is activated by our “Yes and Amen. “
Keeping in pace with God never involves hurrying.
What God has ordained will be.
No one and nothing can change it.
Every good thing comes from the Father.
We, the church, the body of Christ, are created to bless the world throughout eternity.
Being in the world was never promised to be easy but our part within the big picture of generation upon generation is a very specific part.
The illustration shows the image of us in the Holy Overshadowing of God. Protected and empowered in His gifts. Spiritual enlightenment becoming the light which pushes back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV
“And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy— the Son of God.”Luke 1:35 ESV
“But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”Psalm 3:3 ESV
“He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.””Matthew 17:5 ESV
The song The Holy Overshadowing. Graham Kendrick