Sunday, 25 April 2010

Supernaturally natural, Naturally supernatural

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Like Oliver Twist, I want more. Some events over the past few months have made me realise how important it is a believer to always seek more. I believe a lot of us live below our potential because our eyes have not yet been opened to the abundance that is our inheritance in Christ. The title of this post is a phrase my pastor usually uses when he tries to explain to us that we are to be different. As believers, God has given us the Holy Spirit and through Him we should develop fruits and gifts that make us different. I've told God I'm tired of struggling and toiling. I'm not against hard work but sometimes I feel like how Peter and John must have felt after putting in all their effort through the night to catch fish and coming up with nothing. Having Jesus in your boat should definitely make the difference. This post is about renewing and developing a relationship with the Holy Spirit by putting a collection of verses I have and will be meditating in coming days on my journey to being supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural.

We need the Holy Spirit, we need discernment, we need wisdom, we need counsel, we need comfort, we need the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, we need you. We really need you. I need you. Holy Spirit, I need your counsel in every decision that I make, I need you as a business partner, I need you as a confidante, I need your fruit to be manifest in my life to enable me be mature in the things of God. I need your gifts to enable me fulfill my purpose. I need you to supervise me on the projects I am undertaking. I need you to reveal the hearts of the people around me, not to judge by what I see or what I hear but by what the Spirit says. Thank you Holy Spirit.

But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. In regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to John 16:5-13

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power,the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears Isaiah 11:2-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners Isaiah 61:1

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth Acts 1:8

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. Joel 2:28-29

One last thought, what or who influences the decisions that you make? I believe in always making 'sensible' decisions but whose sense? Does it make sense in the natural or is Spirit sense? Sometimes going with the Spirit may make you seem 'senseless' in the natural but always go with the Spirit. Don't know who that was for but it definitely was for me. Selah.

9 comments:

Kafo said...

hmmmm
a great way to start the week

this is soo on point some times i settle for less when it comes to the H. Spirit because all just seems illusive

thanks for the reminder

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

You got me right there ZoeB.
I always pray for that hunger for more of Him. I dread just living each day like a routine. I too want more. I know there is more... I just have to tap into the wells (like I heard in church yesterday) God has deposited within. Thanks friend. God bless you.

- LDP

Jaycee said...

"But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away..."

The reflection I needed to crown my weekend with understanding. Thank God for you.

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Thanks Zoe...ur are so right...sometimes going with what the spirit says makes absolutely no sense in the natural! Whewww, I needed that...

Have a bleesed and spirit-filled week!

Myne Whitman said...

We need the Holy Spirit, we need discernment, we need wisdom, we need counsel, we need comfort, we need the Holy Spirit.


Truer words have not been spoken. It is not by our power or might. Thanks for sharing Zoe.

prashant said...

I just have to tap into the wells (like I heard in church yesterday) God has deposited within. Thanks friend. God bless you.
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Tisha said...

i am supernatural all the way cos i am a new creation.

God makes my decisions for me most times but many atimes its like a battle cos my flesh has a mind of its own.

Patrina said...

hey, Zoe...I've been planting my garden - hard to get back into the blogging world - I've missed you.

I love this truth about the Holy Spirit. Most people don't like to post about Him.. Not sure why - because we can't make it in this life without Him.

Have a blessed week
Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall

blogoratti said...

Hoping to live above my potential...help me open my eyes Lord!