Recently, Holy Spirit said that it’s time for spring cleaning. He wants to freshen up His house. I knew at the time that He was referring to each of our individual lives and our corporate spiritual family, the church. In 1 Corinthians, Paul talks about how each of us is a temple of the Spirit. Individually, you and I are temples of Holy Spirit. In His letter to Ephesus, Paul also says that Holy Spirit builds us together into a holy temple, a dwelling place for God. So through faith in Jesus Christ, we are each individually houses of the Spirit, and the Spirit then brings us together to build the house of God.
And now the Spirit is saying that it’s time to freshen up the house. What does that mean to you? It may mean that you need to schedule a session with one of our freedom ministers and intentionally get the junk out of your life. It may mean that you need a fresh filling of Holy Spirit. It may mean you need to physically clean the distractions out of your home. All of this has been true for me.
In cleaning house, He wants to reset you and make you fresh. Reset your filter for fresh water. Throw open your windows for fresh air. Clean out your fire pit and receive fresh fire. Pursue freshness in this season because the Spirit of the Lord is making it available to you. What does this look like for you?
Saturday, May 14th, the Wellspring ladies are meeting for a garden party at 9:30am. Ladies, get refreshed with your spiritual sisters! You will be treated to breakfast pastries and specialty coffees on the covered patio at the Modern Well in downtown Rowlett. There is sure to be lots of love and laughter. Join the fun and be refreshed! Please RSVP TODAY with Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON THE CALENDAR
- 05/14 – Women’s Brunch – Contact Carolyn at email@example.com.
- 05/18 – Wellspring Youth – Contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 05/28 – Men’s Coffee Talk – Contact Darren at email@example.com.
- 05/29 – Water Baptism Party – Contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 05/11 Numbers 14, Psalms 131, II Kings 5, John 3:1-21
- 05/12 Numbers 15, Psalms 132, II Kings 6, John 3:22-36
- 05/13 Numbers 16, Psalms 133, II Kings 7, John 4:1-30
- 05/14 Numbers 17, Psalms 134, II Kings 8, John 4:31-54
- 05/15 Numbers 18, Psalms 135, II Kings 9, John 5:1-24
- 05/16 Numbers 19, Psalms 136, II Kings 10, John 5:25-47
- 05/17 Numbers 20, Psalms 137, II Kings 11, John 6:1-21
- 05/18 Numbers 21, Psalms 138, II Kings 12, John 6:22-44
DAILY WORD FOR May 11
Lord, my heart is meek before you. I don’t consider myself better than others. I’m content to not pursue matters that are over my head— such as your complex mysteries and wonders— that I’m not yet ready to understand.Psalms 131:1 [The Passion Translation]
“Don’t be arrogant. Don’t be ignorant.” These two sentences came to me in a recent conversation with God. We’re not to be proud or have an inflated ego because of the revelation the Lord gives us. We’re not suppose to look down or judge other Christians because they have not yet learned to seek the face of Father and hear His voice. He reveals when we’re ready to understand. Being content (calmed, quieted, and free of anxiety) is trusting that Father will teach us when we’re ready to learn. He is the revealer, therefore we have no reason to be proud or better than others. We do not pursue “matters”; we pursue intimacy.
From the position of quiet trust and according to our readiness to understand, the Holy Spirit teaches us ALL truth a bit at a time. There is such great and immeasurable value in knowing God’s mysteries and wonders; and when He shows and tells, we are to listen, watch, record, meditate, and allow Him to transform us. We cannot behave ignorantly — we are not to cast aside the things He reveals and behave as if we never knew them. Once we’ve learned, we can no longer be ignorant. Maturity is bearing responsibility for each and every revelation.
Don’t be arrogant, but don’t be ignorant. Be humble to others, yet steward well the things you’ve learned. Wait upon the Lord and trust that He will teach you as you’re ready. If contentment comes from not pursuing things too grand, discontentment may derive from chasing what you’re not yet prepared to understand. Always focus on intimacy above information — knowing God above knowing matters.