It’s easy to drink your way to inebriation but it’s more powerful to think your way to inspiration! God wants to renew your mind, not just inform you. You may firmly think you’ll not change but God want’s to change your thinking. God wants you to live a supernatural saga, not just to stick with a systematized, religious script.
At the first view of Christianity in Acts chapter 2, people in Jerusalem thought the Christ-followers were drunk. I wonder why that doesn’t happen today. Perhaps that’s because, it’s easier to be ego-driven, fear-driven, anger-driven, or tradition-bound, than Spirit-led.
What you allow to continually influence your life will determine your feelings, your behaviors and your destiny. Let the Holy Spirit be your main influence.
Tradition repeats the same path over and over, but the Holy Spirit is continually trying to lead us beyond where we have been. Mindless routine continually repeats the ordinary, but the Holy Spirit leads to the extraordinary! Follow the Spirit! When hearing a weekly sermon is a substitute for reading the Bible with your heart open to the Spirit, Christianity is in trouble.
When Spirit-led people meet to allow the Spirit to lead them as a group, miracles happen! The Bible says that the children of God are “led by the Spirit.” How is the Spirit leading you today? If the Holy Spirit isn’t actively leading you, then someone (or something) else is.
To be led by the Spirit, don’t act on impulse, habit, or tradition. Instead, search the Bible and your conscience for the will of God.
The Christian’s calling and fulfillment is to faithfully follow the Spirit, not to blindly swallow religious ideas. We can’t be led by the Spirit if we insist on doing things our way. We must lay down our will for God’s will. Christianity’s not about self-fulfillment or self-forgiveness. It’s about being empty of self and filled with the risen Jesus.
Christianity is about a shared life. Christ wants to fill you His presence (as the Holy Spirit) and daily live His supernatural life in and through you.
Don’t wait until you die to meet your maker. Take time to listen to God today. A bucket list that doesn’t include, “get to know Jesus in an intimate, personal way,” is too short!
Speaking in tongues is an inside joyride with the Holy Spirit that will lift you out of your self-focus. While praying in tongues I said the word “Misha” several times and asked God what it meant. It flashed in my mind that it referred to Jesus. I searched it and found out that it is of Hebrew origin and means “who is like God.”
Don’t get so focused on disagreeing with people that you miss the blessing of connecting with them heart-to-heart. Let’s meet in Jesus’ name, not to sit and be entertained, but to be trained in hands-on ministry to one another.