Filled with the Spirit, Loving God
I can say that over the last two weeks the Holy Spirit has filled me in ways I've never experienced, even though I haven't seen any miracles or heard thundering voices from heaven. I know that the Spirit isflooding into me because I love God. It's crazy! I've always adored the chance to hear or speak about Jesus, but recently when I get a chance to speak about God I have this excitement. When I heard the gospel preached this last Sunday when the pastor got to the part of the sermon where he teaches about how mankind is broken and flawed, but the sacrifice of Jesus has given us access to freedom, righteousness, a new life filled with purpose if only we'll believe it I got excited! Because I love that person he's talking about. I love God.
All my life I have believed in Jesus as God. For four years I have tried (desperately) to obey God. For four years I have made God the number one single priority in my life. For four years I have fought for the gospel, and I've fought for justice. But now, for the first time in history, Eddie Knight is in love with Jesus. All because I prayed fervently for the Spirit to flood my life to do unimaginable things for his Kingdom.
To the Western Church
If you are part of the Western Church, I urge you to do the same thing as me. We have neglected the Spirit far too long. Admit that he could be doing unimaginable things if you invited him to. Push all the junk on your floor to the side, make a nice clear patch, and kneel. Kneel down and admit to God that you've quenched his Spirit that has been working in your life. Then ask him to flood into your life. Ask him to flood into your relationships, your free time, your plans- flood through the inner most parts of your soul. He will not disappoint. The Spirit has been struggling with you, just waiting to give you genuine and overwhelming love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Ask him to do just that.
I love God, and I'm being flooded by the Spirit more every day. What about you?
Posted in Churches/Faith/Religion Post Date 05/15/2017