Are you up for whatever?
If you are an avid football fan, or even simply a network TV watcher, I’m sure you’ve seen the beer commercials that ask if you’re up for whatever. The premise is that the beer is a good companion for whatever may happen.
This morning the Holy Spirit brought this commercial to mind and actually asked me “Are you up for whatever?” I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, He makes me giggle. Well, if He told me before that we are going on an adventure, then it only makes sense that I am willing to be up for whatever, correct?
The Holy Spirit is looking for adventurous people, people willing to step out of their boats, people willing to open their mouths when they’d rather not ruffle feathers. The Holy Spirit wants to propel us from this glory to the next level of glory, but He needs people who are willing to flow with Him. What worked yesterday is not going to work today. What we like doesn’t always constitute His way of doing things, and He is NO respecter of persons.
As a people, we often say we are tired of the same old, same old. However, when faced with new opportunities or new ways of doing things, we tend to dig our heels in, put our stink eye on and smugly stick to what we say we’re tired of. We are experts at kicking against the goads. This is one reason, I believe, Jesus taught us to have childlike faith. It is because children dive head first into new things and they aren’t afraid to take risks. They learn fear from adults.
The Holy Spirit wants to reinforce that perfect love does, in fact, cast down fear, and this is the year He is really going to take the Church to amazing places and do even more amazing things! Just remember, He wants people who are up for whatever!
Jesus: This is the truth: unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3 VOICE).
The wind blows all around us as if it has a will of its own; we feel and hear it, but we do not understand where it has come from or where it will end up. Life in the Spirit is as if it were the wind of God (John 3:8).