Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Born again to serve 3.31.2008

Here is a quote from Kathryn Kuhlman “The goal of every Christian, every born-again man and woman, should be helping. God’s children are born to serve. That’s what Jesus did.” This statement really hit me and got me to thinking. One of the big things I have been praying for is revival, not only for me but for the church as a whole. And in that I really am looking for a move of the spirit…seeing the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost in operation. People coming out of wheelchairs, deaf and dumb being released and made whole, blind eyes opening and the likes…this has been at the heart of my prayer for revival.

This is the reason I made the point to pick up her book and go thru it. Here is a wonderful woman who was used by God to introduce a generation to the Holy Ghost. And when he shows up…so do his works. So my thought was “if you want to hit like Joe DiMaggio then study up on how he hit”. I really do want to see the move of the Holy Ghost in these last days and I will leave it at that.

The first chapter I read hits me with the above mentioned quote and I get to thinking. There is a rule in scripture and it is the law of first mention. What it basically gets at is that when we see God interact with someone or do something for the first time it sets a precedent for what is to come. What happens the first time Jesus performs a miracle? Who gets healed? What great thing does he do?

John 2:1-11 He makes water into wine…he serves at a wedding? No one is healed, set free, delivered, and made whole. No one receives their sight, no missing limbs come back, no one told to pick up his bed and walk! His first miracle was to serve people. We want to be used by God and then we he comes and asks us to move chairs or love the unlovely we walk away and complain that someone “used” us. He did what others where asking of Him, seems like good prep because He always said that He did His Fathers work and not His own.

I want to see the power of God in operation however tonight I was gently reminded that it is not about me and seeing revival. It is about them…us who need the help, the help that only the Holy Ghost can offer! So my purpose is to keep on serving and giving because I am born-again and I was born for a greater purpose…to be poured out of!

Remember giving leads to compassion and compassion is what Jesus was moved by. Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Giving leads to and opens the door of love which is what the Holy Ghost flows thru…a vessel of love!

1 comment:

Pastor Susan said...

So true. This is a great post Fred and we are praying for the same things...still!!! I love you guys!!!