Jesus said I’m leaving you someone who is better than me!
Peace, Joy, and Happiness come when the Holy Spirit arrives.
Noun- person, place, or thing
He’s called: Holy Ghost/ Holy Spirit/ Spirit of God/ Spirit of Truth
Is he an event? Is he a person?
The Holy Spirit is a WHO.
The Holy Spirit is NOT chaos.
1 Corinthians 14:40
God does things in decency and order.
When things are out of order, we don’t want to invite people to church.
The Holy Spirit is not forceful. He doesn’t want us to build up walls inside us.
God will show you what the world can look like when the real power of God shows up.
The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He respects your free will.
*He acts when we ask.
The Holy Spirit isn’t crazy. He’s not like your crazy uncle or cousin.
1 Corinthians 14:33
We are who we are because we’ve invited the Holy Spirit into us.
Why are we so apprehensive? Why do we deny His power?
2 Timothy 3:5
God is looking for what we look like on the inside, not the outside. What you do Monday-Saturday matters.
Do you have plates and silverware that you only bring out on special occasions. Why do we have things around that we’re not willing to use?
What you struggle with, you cannot conquer it by yourself.
Do you have that towel hanging up in your bathroom that you’re not allowed to use? The towel is used to clean us up but you can’t be scared to use Him for your sweat and tears in everyday use!
Have you ever heard bad things about someone from a third party? You have a distorted or inaccurate view of them. That’s what’s happened in the church world.
Once you meet the Holy Spirit, every misconception of Him will change. It is a relationship.
When a farmer grows crops, his desire is the fruit but he has to be in relationship with the seed.
He sows, waters, and tends to the plants and waits on the plants, he’s going to be able
to reap the benefits.
You’re going to see progress if you keep tending and cultivating your relationship with the Holy Spirit- you’ll start seeing the fruit of the spirit.
If you don’t see what you want to right now, but stay connected to the vine. Your fruit just isn’t ripe yet. Stay on the vine.
We need more time, patience, and endurance in our relationship with God.
When you’re ready, you have to share what you have with other people.
It’s not Holy Who? It’s Holy Spirit you’re my friend and stick closer to me than a brother.
You don’t have to ask the Holy Spirit to show up- He shows up every time you show up.
You have to be a carrier- carry the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to come in to your life by your salvation. Have you said yes to salvation? Have you accepted Jesus as your personal savior and allowed Him to wash away all your sins. He’s looking for you to surrender and allow Him to take over. Open yourself and your heart to Him.
Are you tired of just a few victories? The Holy Spirit equips you to live a victorious life if you open your heart up to Him.
The Holy Spirit is trying to do the best that He can if you’ll open your heart up to Him!
The Holy Spirit is sometimes misunderstood. He’s a person. Some people think he’s outdated.
The Holy Spirit is part of the holy trinity. He’s the helper.
Often he’s not talked about or set to the side. We know who Jesus is and we know who God is but we don’t always know who the Holy Spirit is exactly.
How can you look up to someone who hasn’t been through what you have been? The Holy Spirit has been through it all so he can relate to you.
You can’t let fear keep you from doing what you’re supposed to do.
Moses has a stutter, the prophets didn’t think people would come, we didn’t know if THIS
Ministry is seeing a need and filling it. It’s being available to be used by God.
Tarry means stay. Tarry in Jerusalem. Stay in the process. All you need to do is take one more step.
Patience produces power. You want to the power of God- wait on it.
God says sometimes it’ll take longer than you want it to.
God wouldn’t not fully pour out His power until they’re ready to receive it.
God isn’t going to leak out He’s going to pour out.
Sometimes you have to plant your feet and say “I’m not going anywhere!”
He will never leave or forsake you.
God took ordinary people and breathed life on them by the Holy Spirit.
Peter didn’t have a filter. He was always voicing in opinion. He raised His voice. Don’t worry about what you’re going to say, let the Holy Spirit do the talking for you. All you have to do is show up and be willing.
We don’t have it all together to be a minister of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in you. God is about to release a word on faith.
Went from coward to courageous.
Went from oppressed to possessed with the Holy Spirit.
WE NEED TO OBEY GOD AND NOT MAN.
If you want to grow the church, stay planted and invite the Holy Spirit in.
What if revival happened 365 days per year? It can. We need the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes you don’t need a touch, sometimes you just need the spirit to walk by you.
God wants to heal everyone, not just one person.
Do you want to grow? Do you want to see growth in your church? Do you want to see growth in your family? ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN YOU.
Open your mind. Open your heart. Let Him do the work only He can do in you.
Are you being lead by the Spirit? He will change your life if you let Him
What does God want to talk about when He created the ocean?
The salt of the Earth.
Are you thirsty or are you producing thirst?
The woman at the well was thirsty for belonging. She met there right man at the well.
We have to change our desire. We’re thirsty for the wrong things- money, power, fame.
When you’re in the desert, the only thing that matters is getting a drink. We have to be thirsty for God.
We have to be thirsty for what God is doing in our lives.
Salt preserves. quit throwing salt on things that should be dead.
The world is drowning. We have to be life preservers instead of anchors.
We have to throw salt on our present and our future. What legacy are you leaving behind?
Are you the salt or are you salty? What does your speech say? What flavor are you leaving for the world?
Are we enhancing the flavor of life or making it inedible?
Our testimony should never be private. You have to start to telling people about how God changes your life to make others thirsty for Him.
Quit telling everyone about every bad detail of your life- start telling them Psalms 34:8- TASTE AND SEE!
Salt is essential to life.
Our bodies don’t naturally produce salt. Our bodies need God.
Your flesh wants to fight against God.
The world has watered down the salt. YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.
Salt is the main ingredient of the Earth. God says you are the main ingredient of life
It can’t be temporary, it has to be a lifestyle.
Maybe you’ve lost your flavor, but maybe you just have to check yourself and season yourself with the world, or coming to church when you don’t feel like it.
Maybe you’ve been trying to add the wrong things to your life. Maybe there are some things you thought were supplements but they were actually substitutes.
God says add this and we say “eh tastes fine.”
God says take this away and we say, “but it’s always tasted this way.”
God says “if you start seasoning your life with me, I’ll give you something you’ve never tasted before.”
Maybe you’ve been trying to find out what’s going to fill you up.
The world is trying to dilute us down.
Taste and see that the Lord is good!
God isn’t looking for perfection, He is looking for progression. Life is filled with life lessons.
Being stretched and stretching faith.
Do you feel stretched?
God has called us to live a large life.
The head and not the tail.
The salt of the earth, not salty.
You can’t say God use me and then say you feel used.
You can’t say make me a bridge, but then complain that you feel walked on/walked all over.
Be aware of what you can take. We want you to burn for Jesus, not be burned out.
Stretching can hurt.
Flex your faith. Being flexible with your faith and it’ll allow you to stretch yourself.
Your faith is like a rubber band. Your faith is pointless unless it’s stretched. Unless it’s stretched it won’t be properly used.
The rubber band has to be stretched beyond its regular form.
A lot of people look at the highlight reel. God looks at the hard work.
1 Samuel 17: 31
There’s a lot of grind that has to happen to get you to glory.
You can’t be distracted before destiny.
Failures and flaws- your issue is not your identity.
The struggle might be real but so is your savior.
Jesus says stretch out your weakness. In our weakness, He is made strong. God says worship me and I will fight on your behalf.
God says I can set you free if you stretch yourself.
God doesn’t have obstacles, He has opportunities.
2 Samuel 21:10-14
As Mothers we can be going into a difficult season, in a difficult season, or coming out of a difficult season.
We have to stand in the gap for our children.
We nag them, and lecture them but that doesn’t work. It makes them rebellious and distant, but when we push in prayer, we find break through.
James 5: 16
Ask, seek, and knock then believe that God can turn it around.
A mom’s love reminds me ya of Jesus’ love: UNCONDITIONAL.
Reckless love of Mom. There’s no wall you won’t kick down, lie you won’t tear down.
We don’t have to manipulate or control kids, give them to the Lord. They belong to God, we are to steward them well.
Questions for Mother’s Day:
1. Will you grab ahold of the altar and pray until you see God change something in your kids life?
2. Are you willing to still fight, protect, and look a little crazy even if it looks like they’re dead?
3. Will you continue to love and serve your kids and other when they don’t appreciate it?
4. Will you never give up and quit?
There are times your kids will hate you, but you have to love them and never give up on them.
You are doing better than you think you are.
Podcast host, Melissa Scott, sits down with Mindy and Kegan to talk about the dynamics of mother and son doing ministry together.