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Beach Balls

  • The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52 WEB.

    While at the beach one day, I watched some kids playing with a beach ball. They would hit the ball, and it would soar high into the air, but then gradually drift back down to Earth.

    Without some form of lift, the ball always falls to the ground. Yet, if you fill a ball or balloon with helium, then it will begin to float on its own. The ball will rise because of what it contains inside. Its natural state will be modified, and floating will become the new normal.

    My walk with God has often been a lot like that beach ball. I can fast, pray, worship, study, and try to walk closely with the Lord, but the moment I let up, the world pulls me right back down to it. Up and then down, I am working hard to breathe my own air into that ball. It can become exhausting.

    We are supposed to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) like the Apostles were (Acts 13:52). Because when you are filled with the Spirit, you will soar like a balloon filled with helium. You won't have to exhaust yourself just trying to stay afloat. Of course, it also involves prayer and such. Yet, instead of trying to earn something, we are building ourselves up in the Spirit (Jude 20).

    It's a relationship with the Lord. Yet, maintaining a steadfast life-giving relationship with Him is often more difficult than it needs to be. For we tend to create a list of things we should do to measure up. In the meantime, God says, "I never told you to do all those things. Just be filled with My Spirit, and you will do the important things naturally." When you are filled with His Spirit, you will please Him, for the Spirit will guide you.

    You can huff and puff and try to do it all yourself, or you can take His advice: Be filled with His Spirit and joy like the Apostles. Let go of the to-do list and instead seek to be filled with the very presence of God. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit! You will find that the things that have been holding you back will suddenly flee. The impossible will become complete, and the closed-door will open.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit just as You did the Apostles. I want to live for You today. I choose to let You help me from this day forth. Come into my heart and guide me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Patricia Stokes
Patricia Stokes This blog really spoke to my spirit, I really want the Holy Spirit to fill me, so that I might walk according to Gods will and not mine.???? (also, I am interested in joining the " Distressed Ladies" group), Could someone respond to my reqest?????????
August 15, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

August 12, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

I surrender all. Amen! Dear Lord Jesus.

August 12, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Fill my life with more of you. I am lifted by the Holy Spirit!!  Amen

August 12, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please fill us with your Holy Spirit and guide us. Amen 

August 12, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you for your many blessings Amen 

August 12, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 12, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  Thank you Holy Spirit!

August 12, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this,  Cleanse me oh Lord of all unrighteousness. In Lord Yeshua's name I ask, Amen. 

August 12, 2021
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen. God I feel I am in dire straights in my life, spiritually. I really need the fortification of the Holy Spirit. 

August 12, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 12, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I want to live for You today Jesus, Amen!

August 12, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God in jesus name 

August 12, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Without my ever-present "to do" list, I seem to flounder aimlessly. I'll lay this at the Lord's feet, Pastor Dion, and listen. Lord, come into my heart and guide me. Thank you! In Jesus' name, Amen

August 12, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father help us to become more closer to You by having Your Holy Spirit leading us today and always, forgive us from all wrong doing and to forget those who have wronged us. Thank You Lord, we need You, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Hallelujah...Thank you and Sylvia for all you both do for us, God bless you. 

 

August 12, 2021
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

August 12, 2021
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!! God speak to me in a way that I can understand and lead me in your righteousness!

 

August 12, 2021
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Dear Lord please show me how to walk so I can stay afloat and guide me where you want me to be. Thank you.

August 12, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus amen

August 13, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Holy Spirit fill me again and again, amen!

August 13, 2021