Thursday, April 4, 2013


Life experiences fill our spirits with so very much!  Our heart is able to hold so many feelings and emotions.  Our mind on the other hand files experiences and enables us to deal with life in rational and productive ways.  We should know that we cannot always act on emotion and feeling.  This is hard.  Why?  Why, because if we are blessed to live a long life so many experiences will pass through our hearts and minds. We must learn to let go of experiences that we cannot change and embrace the ones we can keep.  The Bible says that we should watch over our hearts with all diligence because out of the heart flow the springs of life.  A spring is always fresh and clear and clean.  The rocks and natural resources purify the water as it rolls over them and keeps the water sparkling and fresh.  Everyday this happens in nature.  It amazes me how this happen in nature.  When I was younger, my Grandmother would take us to a spring near her home and we would fill bottles with fresh water for drinking!  She made this experience fun and it was a beautiful memory etched forever.

Our spirits are like that!  Each day, God has purposed us to empty our spirits of the prior day and be filled again.....refilling our spirits with a freshness from His Spirit.  I have recently finished a book by Stormie Omartian, Lead Me Holy Spirit, and in her writings she speaks of how God loves us and desires to have a relationship with Him and to walk closely with Him and be filled with His Spirit. In this relationship, His desire is also for us to desire Him and His love and His wisdom.  He freely gives this to the Believer.  I have been a student of the Bible for many, many, many years now and find that everyday, I need more of His word and more of His filling.  When someone bumps me, my desire is to respond the way that The Lord would......I want my spirit to be filled with His so that others will know His love and acceptance through my life.  Prayerfully we can change.  I once was honored to set under the teaching for a weekend on How Prayers Changes Us under the teaching ministry of Evelyn Christianson.  Her teaching on prayer pointed out our need for repentance of sin and seek forgiveness.  We have to desire to have this change.  Change can happen when we look to our Heavenly Father for direction.  He has prepared our inheritance as HIS sons and daughters!

The good news is that God has a plan for you.  Ask for His blessings in your life.  Ask for His filling of your spirit with His.  Ask for His favor. Ask for His protection.  Age has nothing to do with wisdom.  In my own life, I find that I learn from younger people and older people.  Wisdom is a spirit and one does not have to be old in age to have it.  Look for an anointing on a person's life and you will see the fruit of the spirit manifested in surprising ways! Get involved where you sense God is at work!  Pray your spirit will be filled with His joy and peace!  Look UP!  He is waiting!  May you have a life that is OVERFLOWING with the blessings He has stored up just for you!

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him!"  I Corinthians 2:9

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