Sometimes, the best course of action is for us to know and to believe that the Holy Spirit knows the direction that He is taking us.
We should always trust Him completely.
Let our faith be in our Father God and the Holy Spirit, not in ourselves.
If we plan something and it doesn’t happen, let us remember that it His will that is always to be done, and not ours!
Since I nearly died in January/February 2013 I have placed my complete trust and obedience in our Father God.
And He has never let me down!
Even in my darkest moments I know that He is with me, loving me, protecting me and guiding me to be where I need to be.
We must remember that we only possess a mortal finite mind, and a whole range of human desires, which often influence our prayers which we offer to God.
However, not all our prayers will be answered in the way that we expect or hope simply because our desires are not ultimately part of God’s Divine plan.
As we are unable to look around corners we have no clear idea of what is going to happen in our lives.
Only God knows what is going to happen to us and often He cleverly manoeuvres us into being in the right place at the right time, even if we cannot see the benefit of what is taking place in our lives at the actual time it is happening to us.
On such instances we have to learn to trust in our Father God.
We need to ask for the Power of the Holy Spirit as the disciples tarried in Jerusalem and waited for the power of God as it fell on them at Pentecost. We need to ask, worship and wait for the Power of God and go forth and tell the world about the good news of Jesus Christ.
When Jesus received the Power of the Holy Spirit He was sent into the desert where He was tested by Satan.
He overcame through the word of God. We too, when we receive the power of the Holy Spirit, will be tested. Will we then fall by the wayside or are we going to persevere and be overcomers?
We need to have absolute faith in Jesus Christ and be patient and wait for the Holy Spirit to empower and guide us. And at the right time, the Holy Spirit will put the right words into our mouth.
We need have no fear or be discouraged.
Jesus overcame the world. And we too shall overcome as we stand firm in our faith.
For Revelation 21:7 says:-
“The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son”.
When we have a seed to plant. We find a piece of ground, remove the weeds and make it ready to plant the seed. We put the seed in the ground, cover it, water it and then wait patiently.
The seed needs to die first and then through the nurture and nourishment from God, miraculously it begins to shoot, and it pushs its way through the hard soil and then you will see a tiny plant cautiously lift its head above the soil. God makes it grow into a tree with beautiful leaves and then when the time is right it will bear fruit.
In the same way, when we want to see our churches growing. We need to die. All our past, all our lives need to undergo a metamorphosis, a complete change.
In repentance and forgiveness, we are cleansed of our past, and a new seed of the Holy Spirit is poured into us as we change, and a new transformation takes place within our whole being.
And remember that reading the word of God – the Bible – nourishes our minds and makes us grow.
If God is not using you, then have a look at your spiritual life.
How can you make your spiritual life to be in a better standing with God? The answer lies within us. Acknowledge your call to God and put the vision He gives you into action.
If we do not act on our call or gifts, then we will be allowing our Godly visions and the people with whom we come into contact to perish because we are not winning their souls for God.
God places this responsibility upon you and me. He chose us Himself and we must not seek to obtain recognition or high position but rather to be His humble servant. He called us in order that we might serve Him, and surrender all to Him. We must always be totally obedient to Him.
We cannot do it on our own, we need the Holy Spirit’s fire and power.
Imagine if our experiences of God and the Holy Spirit are so powerful and life changing how much more we could achieve when we become servants of this almighty and miraculous living God?
Oh, dear Father God! Why can’t everything be so much easier, we cry pitifully?
God uses our troubles, difficulties, trials and tribulations, which we experience in our life to speak to us through them. God said to Moses “What have you got in your hand?” Throw your rod on the ground” Moses did and it became a serpent. Moses ran, he was afraid.
Many people have the very same problem because they are afraid when they see the power of God and run away from what God wants us to do in our lives.
And some people do not believe in miracles or they even mock the Holy Spirit because they have never experienced miracles in their own life. We need to work towards the power of God in our lives and live to see the glory of God manifest in our lives. God cannot fail.
God knows all our weaknesses, and our pain. He knows the convicts in prison, the murderers, the drug addicts, the alcoholics, and He does not condemn any of them..
He calls upon you and me to tell them about Jesus and that His power can break the power that Satan has over them, so that a miracle of receiving Christ will become a testimony in their transformed lives. They will be able to turn away from their old life and become renewed through Jesus Christ.
We say we can’t. But the Bible says that we can through the power of God.
And in Philippians 4: 13 we read:-
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.
What keeps us from doing God’s work?
Fear is the work of the devil…….
But the power of God gives you enough strength to do His will even though it may prove very difficult to do so
It is the time for a revival and to look ahead to that which is yet to come.
Evangelising comes at a personal cost. We are the servants of the living God and have been called for a Divine purpose. It is, of course, up to us to decide whether we have the will-power to follow Jesus Christ and to become empowered with and by the Holy Spirit.
We need to act with faith and in the knowledge that all things are possible through God and the Holy Spirit. Recognise all the blessings and gifts that you are receiving from them and then use these gifts and talents that we have been given for the glory, praise and honour of the kingdom of God.
We need to fight steadfastly against Satan – taking authority over Him in the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Our greatest command from God is to evangelise.
In Mark 16:15 Jesus says:-
“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
And in Matthew 28: 19 Jesus says:-
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
As we pray and wait on God, the Holy Spirit will put the right words into our mouth. We need not fear, for God is near. The Spirit of the Lord is all the power we need to face any difficulties, for God will always help us overcome as we go in obedience and answer His command, and our faith deeply rooted in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
With many joy-filled blessings