Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wait For The Holy Spirit

It Is Written, James 1:17, every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with Whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Have you ever seen a preacher in person or on television, that had a healing ministry?  Did you envy him or her even a little bit?  Did you really want to do the same things they were doing?  Many people would give anything they had in order to do what they saw the preacher do.
The first thing you would find out if you read about the career of one of these people,  is that the great ones were anointed by God to do what they do.  Their lives are focused on God only.  It isn't unusual for one of these people to spend eight hours plus, every day, studying and meditating on the Bible.
If they aren't studying, they are probably praying.  They do what very few people would do.  They are able to do this, because they were anointed by God, and lead by this Holy Spirit.
Obviously not everyone is called to be a preacher.  But the good news is, God has a plan for each of us too.  It could work a couple of different ways with the rest of us.  The first step is to be familiar with what the Word says about God's instructions.
Some people go through life just like everyone else.  Then one day opportunities present themselves, and the Holy Spirit starts to direct them. That was God's plan for that person, and it was up to that person to put it into action.
Other times we may ask God to use us.  At some point a little voice will tell us what God wants us to do.  When that happens wait for further instructions.  Success comes in God's time.  He may not have planned for you to act today, so if you do jump into it, it may turn out to be a disaster.
David waited 20 years to be King after he was anointed.  Abraham jumped the gun and didn't follow God's timing, and the world is seeing the result today.  God planned Issac, Abraham produced Ishmael because he did not wait for God's timing.
If you ask God about His plan for you, He will tell you, but continue to pray until He says when.  Have a blessed day.  Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord