As living and growing Spirits, we must take an active role in our pruning!
isaiah 61:1 voice
“The Spirit of the Lord, the Eternal, is on me. The Lord has appointed me for a special purpose. He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to repair broken hearts,
And to declare to those who are held captive and bound in prison, “Be free from your imprisonment!”
Spirit of the Lord
What does having the Spirit of the Lord in our lives look like?…
motion & progress.
In the verse above, Isaiah 61:1, Isaiah is a prophesying about a man who will do unprecedented things on earth during his short lifetime. The man Isaiah describes is a “mover and shaker”, focused on his mission. We can deduce this from the action words that Isaiah chose such as “bring good news”, “repair broken hearts” and “declare freedom”. Without any other information, we could all correctly guess that Isaiah was talking about Jesus…the messenger of hope, the restorer of hearts and the liberator for captives.
What happens to dirt that is left unattended and uncultivated?…
unwanted & uncontrolled growth.
There is an old idiom that says, “Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.” and Jesus’ life modeled that. He lived a life not of mindless busyness but of meaningful productivity. He was not stagnant in his public work for teaching the gospel or his private relationship with God. The process of cleansing for Believers and frankly, life in general as we walk according to our anointings is a active, not passive.
Until Weekend Wellness,