So what I am to do this summer? Where is that path that God has walked before me? Well I asked him and this is what he said…’I want you to work at Sal’s.’ -Sal’s being a local posh restaurant- I was hoping the answer would be something like ‘Go abroad!’ - Such as Ireland or even out of state- Sitting stunned for a bit I replied, ’hm. Well I’ll give you a bit of time to think about it.’ But I came back and the answer was the same. So I know that I am working in Lexington for a reason. AND let me tell you! God has done some pretty amazing things in Lexington already. He has given me vision of why I am at school at UK and he has given me power in his spirit to see him…which can do more to further his kingdom than one can fathom.
*spiritual truth to follow*
Okay, as a Christian you have the blessing of seeing God change your life and you want to share that with other and have them change and experience God exactly as you have experienced him; which is great, somewhat dangerous, but great! We SEE exactly what God is doing in our own lives. Question, what if we could see what God is doing around us? What if we could see is presence move on people and change the atmosphere of where we stand? It is the most ecstatic experience that you can ever have as a follower of Jesus because you realize that God is right here and you DON’T even have to move and God still works in lives. He changes the atmosphere and makes people more like himself just by you being there. YES,you are the one who brings him. Since you are the one he inhabits wherever you bring the spirit he works. For example, when someone close to you becomes angry, annoyed, agitated you soon have the same attitude, this also happens when someone is happy. It’s spiritual! This is exactly how the Holy Spirit works. You go and he is moving. OOO! Let me tell you a story.
One night I was at a prayer meeting and I told a friend that sometimes I wish that I could just impart God’s passion in my heart to people. She said, ‘You know that happens when you’re around people right?’ Im like, ‘hm, yea, I accept that.’ She said, ‘you don’t have to accept that because it does happen.’ ‘…’Speechless, as I let what she said sink into my soul.
So I went to work that week and I become spiritually tierd of the crude atmosphere so I prayed that God would be released in that place, that He would change the people’s hearts to make them beautiful in spirit. Soon I realized that the atmosphere had changed it was not as thick and heavy. I stood amazed as I filled up a glass with soda, thinking about God’s presence and His power. As I stood there one of my dearest co-workers came up to me and said, ‘You know? You just make me so happy when I am around you.’ MY EYES GOT SO WIDE! Heart throbbing, energy building, I literally wanted to jump up and down the rest of work, probably did. I thought, really? This is exactly what my friend was talking about! Okay God yes, I understand. You are working and I literally will just stand here and watch you work because this is freaking AWEOME! And then I couldn’t help but tell people about it.
What a blessing that God has given to us with his Spirit.
I can say I have no idea about who God is and what he wants to do through people. I know some of it through the bible and studying but really what does God want to do through me? So I asked him and He told me.
Is it true that some people have no idea what God wants from them in this life? For me I always looked to the future and never took advantage of the moment and what God wanted me to do right now. He reveals what he wants me to do and then, Oh, the joy when I see it fulfilled!! I want to pray daily this summer to take off the blinders to my sight and for God show me what to do in this moment…and I will do it.
Man, Oh, Man I wish that everyone had this passion. I’ve lived that life with pain and disappointment which turns into the deadening of the soul and of life. There comes no more color and life lived becomes what resembles a zombie. ---feeding on the blood of others. Gross. Really, that’s disgusting. But honestly I couldn’t help it. We were stuck like that forever, protecting ourselves from the world and from the savior we try to hide our disappointment from. Until, Thank JESUS, he comes to our aid and you and I are loved on by Jesus and we love Him back and nothing is the same and everything is changed again. YES! And we see with Eyes wide open and He says, watch this….Bam! my love in the world. And he smiles as we are running in the opposite direction to tell the closest person we can get our hands on. Haha! Gospel Truth. Hope for the lost.
So that is what I am doing this summer. Going on adventures with Jesus and watching him work wherever I step.
This week I finished up babysitting two wonderful children. I am going camping to the Gorge Monday-Tuesday and then going to Hazard for Wednesday to see my lovely cousin and her family then it’s back to work on Thursday and again on Saturday then Sunday is my first training at Southland Christian Church for their production team. God has super-duper plans for this week and I will definitely let you know what he does because I want it to inspire you. That is the point of this blog, to inspire you to want Jesus more.
God bless you and keep you! May God give you the blessing to know what he wants you to do this summer and in this moment.
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors
whom the Lord calls.
He promises Truth.
All my love,