Walk of the Spirit

03 Jul Smile! You’re the Focus of God’s Picture!

I don't know about you, but when I am included in a group photo, the very first person that I look for when I see the picture is myself. At first, I forget about all of the others in the picture. In fact, I really don't care what the others in the picture look like because my primary focus is on me. (Now, don't get some cocky, hotty-totty attitude. Whether or not you will admit it, you do the very same thing.) Evidently, God knows about our "me" mentality. In reading the Word, when God takes a "picture" of a crowd, we find over and over again God making a promise and immediately directing the attention and pointing His finger to you. In other words, in God's estimation, you are standing out in His picture. Here are just a few examples of you standing out in His "picture" of the sending of the Holy Spirit ...

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19 Jun Heaven’s Prayer Elevator Operator

The Holy Spirit constantly finds a way to amaze me. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit when I was just 10-years-old in a Royal Rangers meeting and here it is ** years later (I'll leave it to your imagination just how old that I am) and He is still revealing things about His personality and desires that I have never seen before. For example, early this morning I was awakened with Him talking to me and giving me an illustration that made me all the more thankful that I have a relationship with Him. Here is what He showed me. One of the Holy Spirit's many assignments and unofficial titles is the Prayer Elevator Operator. In His speaking to me, He showed me that there are different levels (floors) of prayer. For example, we start on the Ground Floor, also known as the Perfunctory Prayer Floor. You know what I'm talking about. This type of prayer is when you mindlessly rattle off a bunch of religious words that you feel obligated to say ...

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