It’s Birthday!

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I often marvel at the birth process. How a very tiny seed can fertilize an egg, causing a baby to grow inside a woman and after the baby grows to full term, muscles contract to push the baby out of it’s comfortable home to continue to grow into a man or woman and repeat the process again. We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made.

Just as babies are pushed from their tight and constricted environment into a place more conducive to growth, so the Lord moves us to do the same. Have you ever plateaued? You know, come to a place where you feel you’ve reached your potential in a certain place and wondered if this is it? Have you ever prayed, “More, Lord! I want more of You. I know You but I want to know You more?” In your crying out, have you ever tried to get fulfillment from your exterior surroundings? You know, change jobs, change churches, start a new exercise routine, look for new friends, but nothing seems to satisfy? Can I suggest that perhaps it’s not your outside that’s longing for change, but your inside, your spirit?

In Ephesians 4:23-24, Paul says, “You must be made new in your hearts and in your thinking.  Be that new person who was made to be like God, truly good and pleasing to him.” The spirit of man was made for the Spirit of God and to truly be satisfied and grow, you must grow in your spirit, not your flesh. Change comes when you renew your mind with the Word of God. Just because you’ve read it a million times, you can ask the Holy Spirit to show you new things and He will. He wants you to know God in all of His fullness, so open your spirit and allow Him to show you new and exciting things. Then apply what you’ve learned to yourself. Be what you were created to be; a spirit that lives in and rules your body and your surrounding circumstances.

Father, thank you for speaking to me by and through Your Spirit. You have showed me so many things, now help me to apply those things to my life so that I may rule and reign in this world just as You created me to do. I look around me and see so many who need healing from emotional and physical wounds and You told me to lay hands on them so they would recover. Until I know what I’ve been made for, I will never see the manifested work of Christ alive in me. Help me to know You more, to reflect You more. I don’t want to live selfishly anymore. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen

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