Birthing Stages: Kicking

Birthing Stages: Kicking

We can expect unexpected manifestations of who we are in Christ and His purposes. Because of the reality of Christ in us, all believers carry unknown potential. Just like in a natural pregnancy, the mother becomes encouraged and excited about the birth when her baby kicks. It is the same in our spiritual life.  

For us, the kicking is when we sense things are finally moving; when what we carry feels the most alive. A jump within of joy at the sound of a scripture or a word. An early arising with an expectancy of unknown happenings. Interruptions of shouts of praise in our daily routine. Bursts of glory. 

It’s also when the flesh wars against the spirit and our adversary throws the most fiery darts.  We feel uncomfortable. It is during these trying moments that the spirit moves the most to strengthen us. The more hindrances kick against us, the greater the kick of determination within us. Battles become confirmation of the soon coming manifestation of what God has conceived. No darkness can destroy what Jesus, the Light of the World, breaks forth, from glory to glory! 

John 7:37-38 “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.‘ “ 

 

 

The Flow

The Flow

In all we do, what makes us come alive? What lights up our whole being, gives us continued excitement and stirs up our passionate heart? The answer tells us what we should be doing to find greater fulfillment.

What we are anointed to do flows out of us and can clearly be seen. Our talents come forth automatically wherever we are and in all circumstances. For example, a teacher will have the tendency to teach even in little things. An administrator will appear to be controlling because she attempts to take over a situation to help whenever possible. A lady’s countenance will change the moment she has an opportunity to re-arrange the kitchen and walk in her anointing.  She will become alive! A man, who is usually very quiet and reserved, may be asked to sing. The very moment he begins, he is visibly in a place of joy because the anointing on His gift touches all those present.

Because of our busy lives, how we are involved may be by necessity and not allow us opportunities to know the giftings we’ve been endowed with by the Holy Spirit. However, as we seek the Lord they will emerge. The key is to be aware of the desires God has placed in our hearts, and He will give us occasions to stir up our gifts. When we know what our gifts are, we can trust they will increasingly flow as we go, from glory to glory!

John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

 

Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

As fiery darts come against us to stop us from going forth, the Lord increases His anointing. Whether it is seen or not, the Lord is moving mightily. All we can do is focus on His presence by faith and thirst for more. He quenches our thirst as we come to Him and drink. We do so as we fellowship with Him.

When a clamp is placed on a hose it can stop the flow of the water, but it cannot remove its existence. When the restriction is removed, the water comes forth with intensity. The Holy Spirit moves within us so powerfully that the clamps cannot hold. His flow is unstoppable! We do not look at the clamps; we trust His flowing. Often it’s not until a clamp is removed that we realize there was one. It happens as we go with the flow believing, expecting and resting. As we follow Him, His flow flows through us.

No matter what clamps are placed upon us, let’s make sure they do not come from us. That happens when we take heed to the lies of the enemy saying we are not anointed by God. Let’s lay a hold of the reality of the spirit of Christ within and upon, and never let go, from glory to glory!

John 7:37-38 “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”

 

Rivers of Living Water

Rivers of Living Water

The Lord said that out of our hearts will flow rivers of living water; that when we are thirsty we can come to Him and drink, by faith. The thirst He spoke of is the thirst for His life, His presence, and His Spirit to fill us to overflowing. As the Spirit of Christ flows through us, it touches and transforms everything and everyone around us.

The meaning of flow is an uninterrupted stream from the source to the destination with nothing, and no one, stopping it. It’s free to move smoothly and quickly. Unforgiveness, bitterness, envy, anger and other issues of the heart restrain this flow. When the flow is held back by issues from others, or circumstances around us, the Lord leads us to continue to abide in Him and drink and be filled until every obstacle is removed.

We have to be quick in recognizing when the living waters are not flowing as they should. Sometimes it’s because we need to spend time with the Lord. In the natural, if we are dehydrated we might not diagnose the need for water; our head, joints, and muscles might hurt… putting the focus on the symptoms instead of the cause. It is similar in the Spirit. In order to walk in the fullness of the Spirit, we come to the Lord to quench our thirst. We worship, praise, love Him and soak in His presence. As we do, we notice His flow is increased, from glory to glory!

John 7:37-38 “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”     

 

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