God in and through you
One of the greatest blessings of God is that He lives in every believer. He does not sit passively inside us, He is active. God fills us with His Spirit so He can touch others through us.
Jesus said in John 7:38 that the Spirit would become in us like a flowing river. The Bible explains how this miracle happens…
“Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all.” (1 Corinthians 12:7, TPT)
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to each of us. These gifts are manifest for the sole purpose of empowering us to effectively minister to people. The Apostle Paul gives us a profound insight to what this kind of ministry looks like…
4 The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit. 5 For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in his almighty power. (I Corinthian 2:4-5, TPT)
Catch the Wave
If you aren’t counting on the Holy Spirit daily to empower your relationship with God and your encounters with people, you’re missing out on something very special! It’s actually possible to live knowing Jesus as Lord without experiencing the fullness of His power in operation. But God wants you to experience more of him—both for your own sake and for the sake of the people you come in contact with.
Ministering in the power of God is like catching a wave. Things start happening when you believe what God has promised, and then begin to move out in that authority. Somebody gets healed because you prayed for them. Somebody receives direction and encouragement because you prophesied over them. Or best of all, somebody comes into the life-changing contact of knowing Jesus as Lord because of you.
It could happen today. Don’t miss it!