Friday, May 28, 2010

GOD'S DOWNLOADS

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him . . . Ephesians 1:17

My friend was excited as she shared her story with me. “Have you ever watched God download into someone as you were talking to them?”

I immediately thought of all the times I had watched with awe and wonder as God truly “downloaded” his thoughts, ideas, and plans into someone’s heart. It’s that “ah-ha” moment when God is speaking and his child is listening. I thought of all the times it has happened in my own life—those times when I “got it”—instances when God’s plan and purpose were made clear and revelation exploded in my spirit.

Attending a writers’ conference in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina recently, I had the pleasure of seeing God “show Himself strong” on behalf of those seeking his will for their lives and His blessing upon the work of their hands. I witnessed the favor of God as it rested upon those whose hearts were open and pure before Him. One prayer after another was answered and people were knit together with cords of love. As divine connections were made, the presence of God was almost tangible. As the blessings continued, I smiled and rejoiced. I think God did, too.

God desires to give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. He wants to open the eyes of our understanding so we can know and walk in His calling. God is always speaking, always at work accomplishing His will in the earth. When we stop and call on Him, He is ready, not only to answer, but to include us in His plans.

My prayer today is that God will always help me to see the “big picture” and cause me to remember that it truly is all about Him and not me—that I will be “heavenly minded,” listening for His voice, and always available to promote His Kingdom in whatever way He chooses.