Day 154: Pouring Out Your Spirit (June 3)

The other day while I was running, I saw myself and I was dripping in gold.  And I thought about this verse…..

“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”  Acts 2:17-18

In that moment, while I ran, I just decided to receive whatever God was pouring over me.  I decided to not qualify anything, but simply receive His Spirit as He was pouring it out.  I felt such peace and a deep satisfied feeling.  I also felt His pleasure.  I felt He was pleased because I didn’t have to try and explain it to myself or, like I said earlier, qualify it.  I simply trusted that whatever He was giving me was good and right.  He is, after all, God.  If I can’t trust God, then who can I trust?

This Sunday morning, I encourage you to cry out to the Lord.  Ask Him to pour out His Spirit onto you.  He said He would.  I believe He is eager to do it.  He must be because the verses above were being repeated from an earlier passage in Joel 2.  He went through the trouble of mentioning it twice.

So, why don’t we honor that outpouring by stepping into it purposefully.  Let the Spirit of God transform you today.  Receive a greater measure of His Spirit this morning.  Why not become an active believer, you know?  Not a pew warmer or a Sunday Christian, but someone who actively pursues a deeper walk with God every day of the week.

Why not seek His presence 7 days a week, not just one?  Don’t you want to be all in with Him?  I mean, He did give His all to offer us the chance to have relationship with Him, didn’t He?

Take some time in your quiet place and just sit in His Presence.  Don’t try to do or be anything, simply receive.  Undoubtedly, if you wait on Him, He will come to pour out His Spirit over you.  Imagine showing up at church, feeling like you’ve already been to church at home?  Then you will really have something to contribute to the body of Christ.  I believe it’s our commission to go to the house of the Lord already brimming over with His Presence so we can share with one another.  It’s so awesome when I really connect with God before church and then I feel overflowing with abundance when I fellowship with the believers and don’t show up at church merely a consumer.  I want to show up at church as a carrier.  A carrier of His Presence.  That is who I want to be, don’t you?

Let’s carry His Presence out into the world today!

I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.  Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.  I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands.  My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You.  Psalm 63:2-5