Two days ago, I returned from Europe, the “prodigal continent.”
So many things originated in Europe. In fact, many of the things we see God doing today were birthed in Europe.
For example, Martin Luther’s “the just shall live by faith” and the modern missions movement. Sweden once gave as many missionaries as any country in the world!
Yet somehow, this continent that has brought the grace of God to the world is no longer deeply committed to God.
That’s why I call it the “prodigal continent.”
This got me thinking… can you and I be on fire for God and slowly begin to dim our flame? Without even realizing it?
See, God has called us by His Spirit to rise in THIS generation and demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit. You are a vessel of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit draws you to Christ, and the Holy Spirit changes everything in your life through the blood of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit can move through you and affect a person!
Let the cry of your heart again be, “God, I’m hungry for more of you!”
Don’t settle for where you’re at, don’t become complacent.
God has more of Himself He wants to reveal to you.
NOW is the time to rise and catch fire for the things of God!
Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you.
Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Many of you know currently, I am in Brussels, Belgium. The time here has been unbelievable and anointed.
From experiencing what God is doing to seeing the scenery of beautiful Brussels, I am spiritually moved.
Thank you for your prayers!
This Monday, I want to remind you of the Holy Spirit in YOU.
In John, we can find a couple of scriptures discussing the flows of the Holy Spirit.
John 3:34 shares that we have an unlimited anointing of the Spirit, “For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.”
This is the inflow of the Holy Spirit! The more you receive, the more that will burst out!
John 7:38 tells us, “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” The river is the outflow of the Spirit.
We must begin to share the river, this life-giving water, the Holy Spirit, with those around us. Let it flow!
The flow of the Holy Spirit isn’t just for us to withhold within but to be filled and given.
My challenge for you is to begin to share with others about this life-giving water you have. Start today!
Tell them about this unlimited access to the Spirit of God, who gives you the power to overcome, walk, talk, and think differently.
If they ask you how you can live differently, tell them it’s the Spirit of the living God, living and flowing on the inside of me.
The Holy Spirit is a gift to all who will receive Him by believing.
Know the Holy Spirit who’s living on the inside of you!
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” -John 7:37-38
You have been so faithful in reading the Monday Motivator each week.
It blesses me to know you’re being blessed!
Right now, I’m traveling, ministering God’s word, and attending meetings with some dear friends of mine who are mighty men of God.
Today, I decided to switch it up and let them share what God has put on their hearts to encourage you.
Caleb Wehrli shares:
“I want to encourage you as I spend time with Mikel and other leaders. One of the things I am always encouraged by is the gift of God He has already put on the inside of us. You might be reading, and wondering ‘What is the gift God has put on the inside of me?’ The scripture says, in 1 Timothy 4:14, ‘Don’t neglect the gift God has put on the inside of you.’ It may be in speaking, writing, or encouraging, but for all of us, it’s in sharing our faith with others and cultivating whom God has called us to be. So, don’t neglect the gift and go after all God has called you to do.”
Ashley Wilson shares:
“I am encouraged by what I see the Holy Spirit doing worldwide in this season. So, I want to encourage you to get connected with what God is doing. Be hungry. Be humble. Go after God with everything you have this week. Step into the rising tide of the Holy Spirit we are experiencing worldwide, and watch God do something supernatural in your life this week.”
I loved what Ashley and Caleb said to you guys because it is so TRUE!
God is doing great things around the world right now. The Holy Spirit is on the move and touching lives every day! So many people get caught up with the negative in the world and miss what God is doing supernaturally in front of their own eyes. I have seen dozens of hearts dedicate their lives to God, hearts being set on fire, and lives filled with the Holy Spirit.
I’m convinced that many miss what God is doing simply by not getting involved with what He is doing.
God is looking for those ready to surrender and do His will.
Get involved by doing what Caleb encouraged. Use the gifts God has placed on the inside of you! God has given us these gifts, not for our benefit but to help others. When we choose to use them and not neglect them, God can use us mightily for the body of Christ.
This week, get in tune with the Holy Spirit, use your gift, surrender, and allow God to use you!