I was compelled to walk early today. Out in the sunshine, I began praying; thanking Jesus for legs with strength to walk, and joy in the day! As I moved to praying for people I do business with and those He has brought into my life, my eye caught a beautiful lady walking towards me.
I often ask God to bring me into contact with some one He has prepared to bless, and today it was like a meeting had been pre-arranged, and both of us knew it. As she approached, the love of God for her flooded my spirit, and I saw a beautiful soul.
A smile crossed her face and she took out her earphones.
“You look so healthy!” She said. “Do you walk everyday?”
“I try to” I replied, “God is teaching me to be whole, in my spirit, mind and body!”
“That’s wonderful! Do you meditate?” She asked hungrily. “And do you know about healing energies and grounding?”
I laughed. “Yes!” It was God’s healing energy that healed me of Lyme Disease!”
“I asked the universe this morning to bring me some one who can help me in my spiritual journey and healing, and here you are!” she said.
Our conversation continued and I shared how God’s Spirit desires to speak to us and guide us into greater understanding and how He can help us release pain and toxic energy from the past, helping us walk in His wisdom in every area of our lives! I told her God has blessed us with tools to help people heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We exchanged information and said we would get together soon.
As I carried on with my walk, I thought of the spiritual world becoming manifest around us. While many still deny the spiritual aspect of their lives, many more feel oppressed and hungry for healing. Increasingly, people understand there is power in the spiritual world and long to live in freedom.
Simultaneously, I see a gospel, confined by a religious North American corporate system, largely empty of power and devoid of the signs and wonders the Bible says accompany an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit and a surrendered life.
Jesus told the religious of His day their dry cracked wineskins could never hold the new wine that was coming. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit brought a gospel that collided with the pain and brokenness of the world, bringing life transforming relationship, and defeating the demonic strongholds that bound people.
If we, the Body of Christ in North America don’t relinquish our dry, cracked wineskins and allow the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to bring us to repentance and a Gospel characterized and imbued with resurrection power, we will continue to lack anything with power to respond to those praying to the universe for spiritual guidance and healing.
Holy Spirit, invade and shatter my comfort zones. Lead me in all wisdom and truth and may I be found trustworthy to carry the light and transforming power of Jesus to my world.