39. God's Spirit is there for us (1)

God's Spirit is with us to help us with our life's tasks. His Spirit is bountiful and full of mercy and good fruit. His Spirit has the ability to do anything and everything for us and through us. He wants to rejoice in us and work through us in order to change this world into a better place. He wants us to bring Heaven on earth by allowing Him to flow through. That is why Jesus said the following in John 7:38, 39:

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive."

His Spirit within us is like a flow of rivers. Notice not a trickle or a muddy pool, but rivers of water gushing out from within us. He has been poured out on us in abundance and now He wants to flow out of us in abundance. His living water wants to flow through and bring life to situations in this world. He wants to change people's lives and their circumstances for the better. But He wants to work through you. You need to be open to be used. What a sad day it would be if you weren't willing. The God of the Universe chose you to work through and yet you declined. That is failure, even if you were the CEO of the biggest global company in the world; you didn't 'climb the corporate ladder in His Kingdom'. God is reaching out and asking you to be a vessel for Him. You actually needn't do much; you simply need to be willing to be used. He will flow through and do what needs to be done. He will even help you when you do not know how to pray:

"Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26

God in His infinite wisdom knew that sometimes your words will run out, your strength may decline and then you can only turn to Him and allow Him to pray on your behalf. And praying like that also builds up our faith. We certainly have a wonderful God.

"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." Jude 1:20, 21

Allow Him to pray through you and to work through you, all the while keeping yourself in the love of God. Allow Him free access into the deepest part of your soul. Give Him free reign. That is why Jesus says in several places that everything you pray for will be given unto you. Because if you pray with His Spirit flowing through you, you are praying His will and it will certainly come to pass! That is wonderful news. We just need to keep the door open for Him to flow through; it is really as simple as that.

And yet we often find it very difficult to do. We get so lost and wound up in this world and all the pressures that it brings that we don't even glance in His direction. We run and run, tired to the bone, and do not have enough energy to say a 5 minute prayer before we go to sleep. We have it all wrong. We must give over to Him, spend time with Him, pray and allow Him to take over. THEN we can go about our day and we will run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. We will fly on eagle's wings.

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Come on and fly on wings like eagles. It sounds much better than tiredly retiring to bed at night. It is within your hands, the choice is yours.

Father we choose to fly. We want to fly onto higher heights that You are planning for us. We don't want to rush anymore, but rather we want to glide with You, praying in Your Spirit and seeing how Your will comes to pass. We want Your rivers of living water to influence all around us. Amen



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