Summer Challenge Hotspot #1
The Father’s Idea: Saturated Living
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh…If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25).
Summer Challenge 2014 begins! I want to set your mind at ease. There is no risk of a “Son-stroke” and no danger of becoming “Son-burned”. You can never have too much of the Son! In our theme verses Paul is actually reinforcing truth revealed from the Father’s heart before the creation of man. If you and I long to live in the image and likeness for which we are created (Genesis 1: 26), know eternal life, and enjoy the miraculous freedom of living God’s intended sacred fellowship with Father and Son, we must have the life-giving Spirit of Jesus within us-every moment of every day.
Paul’s letters to Christ’s believers in Rome and Corinth clearly declare the absolute necessity of being born of the Holy Spirit, filled with the Holy Spirit, and walking (following) in the Holy Spirit. From Galatians through Jude the inspired and written love epistles warn every believer that to know the will of the Father, accept the ways of the Father, and allow the work of the Father to be accomplished in and through you and me we must receive, live, and walk drenched with the Holy Spirit. Why? The Holy Spirit alone gives the love and mind of Christ. To read His Word with accurate understanding and life transforming application we must have a redeemed heart re-created alive and living in the Spirit of Jesus. (Extra challenge: For more understanding to this Son Light read Romans 8 and I Corinthians 2:11-16).
Come and soak with an intensifying hunger for Jesus and a craving for His Word. Search for the treasured nuggets of truth revealing the good and perfect will, way, and work of the Father. The Holy Spirit will pour into the lamp of His Word lighting the path for you to travel on God’s distinguished blood-stained highway of holiness.
Prayer: Oh Father, we claim your promise for us in Jeremiah 31:14 “I will saturate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness, declares the Lord.” May all of us experience joy and delight beyond measure as we live the reality of being saturated in the fullness of Jesus. In Jesus’ name Amen!