“No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.” John 10:18
Sometimes, (more often than I like to admit) my human bulk kicks in and takes off down a wild trail all its own. Then, I hear the Tarzan call of the Holy One calling me back (He goes to extreme measures to shake the branches of one with my mammoth imagination). He sends a 47 mph Oklahoma breeze to say, “My Child.” I stop in my tracks. I know the sound of the flutter of His voice on my heart.
I have learned to respond, “Yes, Lord. I call all of the power of Your Holy Spirit back to me now. I am whole and complete in You.”
Then, I drop the waste of the worry, the self-defeating critiques, and the fear. I kick dirt on it, stomp it in, and walk. Clean. Free. Forgiven. Whole. Complete. All His power fueling me.
Life. When we show up and give our Spirit-driven energy away freely, intentionally, with sure intent, we get stronger. We become Power-full.
When we choose to send our energy out without thinking, fold to the wooing lies of the enemy, we become victims of our own making. When we over-give out of a need for perfection or obligation – we don’t get stronger. We drain, deplete, stiffen and panic from fear.
Be aware. Listen for the Holy. Call in His POWER.
Let Him back in.
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