Tonight, I asked God what He wanted to speak through me next, and immediately I saw myself standing in front of a giant dam. I reached out my hand, and with one finger, gently touched the dam and it broke open. Then God reminded me of the time I visited Niagara Falls. We rode the Maid of the Mist out as close to the falls as they would dare go. The wind was whipping around, and water was spraying all over us because of the massive amounts of water pouring over the falls. More than 6 million cubic feet of water falls every minute over the crestline during peak times. It is breathtaking.
But what happened when I was in that boat at the bottom of the falls was more breathtaking. God began to speak to me right then and there. He said, “This is only a fraction of the amount of the Holy Spirit that I want to pour out onto the earth.” I will never forget that sacred moment. I learned a few things about Holy Spirit that day. You can’t control Holy Spirit, and if you try you will lessen the flow. Holy Spirit is the epitome of power. Where Holy Spirit is pouring out, things will be changed. The falls are constantly changing, with that much water pouring over it’s inevitable. Just as we are changed as Holy Spirit pours over us continually. When you are in the presence of Holy Spirit, it shows. Just like when you visit the falls and ride the boat out into the midst of the waters, you come back wet. It’s obvious.
My question to you is, do you spend so much time in God’s Presence that those around you can tell? Does your life provide evidence of your exposure to Holy Spirit? Or does it show evidence of the lack of it? Does the testimony of your life prove you are scripturally knowledgeable, yet not really living in communion and relationship with God? There is so much more than “knowing all the rules”. God is so good at building relationship with us, when we let Him.
Right now, as I walk through life and am learning to trust Him in a new way, I’ve discovered how well He knows me. He is walking with me in such a way that in the past where I would’ve felt out of control and fearful, now I see His steady hand moving and guiding me and all in a way that speaks to my own uniqueness. He’s so sweet like that.
Building a relationship with God is the BEST investment of your time, period. Spending time soaking in His Presence is a worthy use of your time. He loves everything about you. He loves to show you how much He loves you. The only question is, will you let Him? Without a doubt the experience with leave you a changed person.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross! Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed- not only in My Presence, but now much more in My absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose. Philippians 2:5-13