Growing In Faith
When you are in a pool, you’re covered all over in water and soaking wet. As soon as you get out, you get everything you touch wet. In the same way, when you spend time immersed in God’s presence, it affects your whole life and everything around you.
So how do you get and stay soaked with God? You have to remain in constant contact with Him — to stay in the flow of His Spirit, continually soaking in His presence through prayer and diving into His Word.
We need God’s power. We need God's Spirit. We need to be immersed into God so that His current (the Holy Spirit) can flow through us. We need to unblock God’s flow and get soaked with His Presence. Then we will be His witnesses as people see us dripping with God.
What does a life soaked in the Holy Spirit's presence look like?
First of all, we won't live in fear. When He is poured out upon you, you are safe! Not safe from trouble, but safe from everything that God knows is not good for you. When we are drenched with the Spirit, we are drenched with the assurance that Mondays are made in heaven just like Fridays. Whatever feels fearful tomorrow does not need to be fearful if you are filled with the Spirit. Relations at home may be tense, health may be deteriorating, the boss may be planning your dismissal, tomorrow may bring a very threatening confrontation—whatever is making you anxious about tomorrow, open your heart to the outpouring of God’s Spirit; look to His word of promise and He will fill you with hope and help you conquer your fear.
Secondly, we will always flourish. Drinking of the Holy Spirit is not a one time thing. We should drink up the Holy Spirit the way a tree by the stream continually drinks up water. In your life right now you might be surrounded by desert, but if your roots go down by the stream of the Spirit, you will always flourish. The assurance of hope will give rise to the flourishing of joy.
Finally, we will be springs, not sponges. We want the Holy Spirit in our lives to be poured on others. Our goal is reached when our joy in God spills over in love to others for the glory of God. We should want to be so drenched with the Holy Spirit that we get everyone we come in contact with wet with His Spirit as well.
I don't know about you, but I want to walk around drenched with God — to live under the waterfall of God’s glory swept along by the flow of His presence. That’s power! Jump into His pool today and start dripping with His presence!