“Flowing Out of Your Spirit”

“Flowing Out of Your Spirit”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

The Holy Spirit is supposed to flow through us, but are *you* getting in the way?  Too often, we get caught up in church tradition and this prevents us from experiencing true praise and worship. Is your church service predictable? (song, scripture, offering, prayer, sermon… same order every time?)  That’s the first sign of tradition.

Are you preparing the right atmosphere for God?
The presence of the Lord will not show up if you’re uptight and simply going through the motions of praise and worship.  In order to usher in the spirit and the glory of the Living God, we must enter the sanctuary with the right attitude.

Isaiah 40:3-5 (NIV)
A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.  And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it.  For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Just as John prepared the way for Jesus’ arrival on earth.  We must prepare our hearts and minds to receive God’s presence.  We do this through praise and worship.  Yet, in some churches it’s “taboo” if you get too loud.  Why is that?  When we’re at a football game, we cheer and scream for our team.  Yet, why are we afraid or embarrassed to cheer and scream for our God?  The One who supplies all of our needs!

Something to think about:  You should always have joy.  The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and brings peace and joy.  Therefore, if we allow the Holy Spirit to live in us, we should always have joy on the inside.  This doesn’t mean life won’t bring challenges; it means that despite those challenges we should find peace in knowing that we serve a God who can do the impossible.

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