If I spoke to crowds on a regular basis I assure you, I would never be constipated. Lets just say a healthy dose of pre-speak jitters cleans me out better than an entire box of Raisin Bran. But despite the GI symptoms of my anxiety, God showed me something new yesterday.
As I pulled into Starbucks and filled my skinny latte tank, it hit me. The Holy Spirit. These little tingly fingers all over my body could be anxiety. I could try and squash them down unsuccessfully, or embrace them! What if I began to view those anxiety jitters as evidence of the manifestation of all consuming fire – Jesus. Living, breathing, filling me.
I pulled out of that drive thru set ablaze. Worship music turned up. Windows down. Amazed.
Your presence Lord.
What if we decided instead of consistently begging for Your intervention in our lives, we accepted that You’re already there?
You’re already out there. In the midst of our trials, temptations, and pain. Moving mountains. Taking us deeper.
Believing not just in God, but with God.
Today Lord I don’t just ask for Your presence, I accept it. I accept you Lord Jesus. I accept The Spirit. I embrace that You are already here. And that sometimes my jitters are nothing more than You lifting me up into the heights of Your glory. Places I couldn’t possibly understand.
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT)
Freedom. Liberty. Captivating our hearts and minds. Jittering away our fears.
Today Lord may we not just ask for You, but accept You.
I accept you in this moment Holy Spirit. I accept You Jesus. I accept You God. You are here.