Thursday, June 4, 2009
We had an interesting devotion this morning. It was on the Holy Spirit, and I really enjoyed Pastor Craig’s message last Sunday that a HOLY SPIRIT lead life is a strong life. So as I was reading or actually Jussi was reading I gapped out for a wee moment on a comment. “He has all the power; God raised Jesus from the dead, Rom 8 v11. Is your situation more difficult than a resurrection?
I laughed out loud and scoffed a quick "no". How often we think our problems are bigger than others problems or bring up more questions that answers. How am I ever going to deal with this or this is making me crazy and I cannot see an end in sight Situations that are frustrating, situations that are hurtful, or situations that challenge us to put the HS inspired life into practice; sometimes easier said than done.
I also wondered how many times I had said, "I wish I could erase history and start over at that spot or change what I said or what I did. "Guess what, we can. The Holy Spirit is a big eraser because Jesus died for us and we are living on the salvation side of cross. New life, freedom, and a life free from fear of repeating mistakes, one of love, acceptance, guidance…..free for the asking
Which brings me to a great quote on fear that I have carried around for years.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small, does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children of God. It is not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
WOW..I know it is a bit long for a quote, but how cool is it that we can, through our faith and our living a Holy Spirit lead life allow others to shine for Jesus!
Now that is multiplication!