Fire Up Your Engines! It’s Going to be a Wild Ride!

 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
1 Corinthians12:7-11(NIV)

 Sadly, there is a widely accepted belief by people outside the church, and even for many in the church, that being a Christian is dull and boring.  For many in the world, the idea that being a Christian is exciting would make them roll their eyes and chuckle.  Yet the Word of God assures us that walking with Jesus and being filled with His Holy Spirit is nothing less than a wild adventure!

The verses above are about “normal Christianity.” When we are filled with Holy Spirit, we are absolutely equipped to walk in the miraculous. We each are uniquely created and the way He lives through us is just as unique.  Sister, the Creator of the universe makes His home IN YOU if you have given your life to Him.  He empowers you if you are filled with His Holy Spirit.

His assignments for you will certainly not always be easy (in fact, they can be downright intimidating sometimes!), but you will have all you need to complete them, and the joy of knowing you were obedient is a beautiful thing.  Sometimes He will ask you to pray for someone to be healed.  Occasionally, He may give you a word of knowledge about someone and their circumstances.  You may speak in tongues or prophesy.  You may have the perfect words of comfort for someone who is hurting terribly.  The list is endless.

Are you living fully empowered by Holy Spirit?  Do you have any fear of surrendering completely to His leading?  If yes, what are your fears?  If you have not been filled by Holy Spirit, talk to your table leader or the prayer team after our Tuesday meeting.  Remember that He longs to fill you! 

The world needs to receive the gifts of God through you.  Once you begin to see the fruit, you will never want anything less again. You are meant to be a vessel of God’s love to a dying and lost world, as well as His encouragement and care to your fellow believers.  What specifically is Holy Spirit speaking to you right now?  Will you step into this assignment?

Like a driver in a race car, you will want your seat belt buckled because the ride is wild.
But the ride is completely worth it!


Digging Deeper

Read Acts chapter 2 and ask the Lord to give you new eyes to see how He wants to show Himself through you to the lives of the lost who are around you.

~Deb Schmidt
Lifegate Women, Campus Lead – West Dodge, PM


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