As the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep of the earth in the beginning, God brooded over the deep expanse of the waters that were void of expressive life as we know it. A deep formless darkness encompassed the waters.
Then God spoke. At the sound of His voice life was given birth. Light came forth.
God created man in His image or likeness. So for those of us who have been born the second time of water and the Spirit, so that they can enter the kingdom of God are those who may inspired to press into what follows. (John 3:5-8). That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
We see the wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
At sound of His voice every thing moves and everything is quickened.
In Ecclesiastes 3 we find an illustrative point to direct us.
Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
The Spirit of God is always speaking the Word of God to us constantly in every moment. The question to ask ourselves is “am I listening to what God is saying?” What is He saying to you right now? Specifically what are you hearing?
It is apportioned to be either given out or applied.
To whom do you feel drawn to reach out to at this moment? Who comes to mind?
Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for we know not what disaster may happen on earth. We do not what may be about to occur in our own life and to those to whom our focus is drawn to.
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle and come to their end without hope. (Job 7:6). At some point our lives here on earth come to an end through some means or another, That is a given.
If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,
in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
Life happens to us all and we know not the number of our days.
He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. If we merely wait around, you know; “ I’ll just wait and see what happens first then I will decide what I will do with what God is speaking to me”. We have all said that at one time or another, haven’t we?
If we wait for circumstances alone to dictate the direction of our lives we will likely fail to plant our seed if we wait for a more convenient time or situation. What about that one person your life could touch or impact right now? He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
What has God put into your hand? How thankful are you for that?
As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
The Spirit of God is moving anew and afresh in this hour.
For God so loved that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Are we choosing to live for eternity or are we distracted and caught up in the business of primarily living for the things of this temporal life? What I mean is are we focusing on what can change a person’s life by pouring the Word of God into them? Sharing your testimony from what God has and is doing in you? Or just being an instrument of God to reach out and extend his love?
How do you and I “so love”? I feel so compelled to love “as
God loves”. Is that attainable? I long to press toward this and yet…seem to fall so far short of it.
Yet right now my heart so cries for such. Perhaps you identify with this? When the heart so yearns and you find myself asking; but God…how?
Look unto the author and finisher of our faith.
Allow Him, now to who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, through Him we can.
My prayer is that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend the call of the Spirit of God upon your heart and to endure and to run the race set before you and finish well.
Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are “white for harvest”. Oh so ripe those fields are and becoming even more so.
Are we hearing? Are we listening and are we responding?