I have the joy of sitting down with numerous men and women every week to hear their stories, challenges and deepest desires. As a counselor, people invite me into the deepest recesses of their soul. One of my greatest passions in life is helping people connect FULLY to the life of God within them. Once a person can understand that they are a spiritual being first, and that they possess a soul that needs healing from its brokenness, they are on the right track to the joy and peace they are seeking.
I have found the greatest challenge a believer today faces is NOT the capacity to hear or connect with God fully but, rather the challenge of shutting out all the other voices they are listening to in their mind, will and emotions.
The struggle is real and I have known it personally but, the good news there is a remedy. One of the main reasons the struggle can be so intense is that we allow too much of our former life – our old way of thinking, feeling and behaving – to remain alive in us. In essence, we are still agreeing with all the stinky remnants of our old sin nature. In Galatians 5:16 the bible teaches we have been given a new nature – 2 Cor. 5:17 also tells us that we are new creations in Christ. New creatures have no past.
When we understand that THE powerful God of the universe lives inside of us, as believers we become empowered to walk in emotional health and vitality. I love to teach people how to allow the life of God to flow or move within them. When we live fully conscious of who God is then His character and nature becomes one with us. We realize that His vastness cannot be contained or hidden within us. We can’t hide God! If we walk daily with Him, eventually who He is will flow out of us and touch the world around us.
Within the human spirit of every believer is the life and nature of God through the person of Jesus Christ. According to 2 Peter 1:4 we have been given a NEW nature filled with supernatural, divine attributes. “….And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”
So the questions is this: how much of God’s nature do you want to experience every day? All of it is available but, sadly we don’t always absorb all of His character. He desires His divine nature to dispense out of every person who calls themselves a Christian. When God created mankind He put an exact representation of His essence within each of us. Being created in God’s image enables us to possess His divine DNA so to speak. And what we possess, we can give away freely.
Since God Himself IS love, we can allow His goodness and nature to flow out of ourselves every day. God desires His love, goodness and power to reach the lost, the broken and the hurting and He wants to use His body – the church of Jesus to do this.
How are you impacting God’s kingdom today? Are you leaving God’s residue on people and places wherever you go? If you want to grow and mature in this area, pray this simple prayer, “Father God, rearrange my priorities so that I am more kingdom minded. More of you and less of me!” Sit back and watch what God can do with your surrendered soul. He is looking for those who will walk in the power of His love. Be brave my friend and go be a channel of God’s magnificent LOVE!
“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.” John 7:38