Unless I go away the Counselor will not come to you...he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin... he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16 v.7-12
Acts 1 v.2 says that Jesus gave instructions through the Holy Spirit for us. This day there are instructions for us that can only be obtained through the Spirit of God. "Hindsight" might give us some instructions, but it could be too late. If I wait until I am sitting on my bed at the end of this day, I could look back over my mistakes and fumbles and perhaps realize where I missed it.
How much better to hear my instructions for the day from the Counselor! To stay in the divine flow as we move in the gifts of the Spirit during a church service, there are certain ways to sharpen our hearing. I am finding that the same sharpness and ready responses are necessary in our daily lives for Kingdom-mindedness, for winning the lost, and for living victoriously.
Let me share a few ways to stay in the Daily Divine Flow:
1. How Can You Tell When God Is Speaking To You?
a. Your heart is beating faster- your stomach is tightening!
b. A thought suddenly comes to your mind- it could be a scripture or a picture
c. A person comes to mind
Now depending on the circumstances- let's say you are about to go into your boss's office for a meeting- you may have time to quickly ask the Lord for a verse confirming what you are about to say. Or you may already have it. God may need you to speak out what you are hearing in your heart, or to do it. Perhaps your picture was of you writing a check to meet someone's secret need or laying hands on a co-worker with a broken foot.Remember we have a Counselor whose job it is to instruct us. The Helper will help you to know what to do with the prompting and leading God has put in your heart.
Start to speak or move while you feel your heart beating fast or your stomach tightening. That difference you feel on your body is the anointing. Stop before it leaves you. Don't say more than you heard Him say, and don't do more than you saw yourself doing. Stay within the confines of the anointing.
Father, Thank you for this day's Divine Flow streaming from heaven to water a dry and needy earth. I hear and I obey! (Fear not!)
I love you!
March 2, 2010