Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What Are You Filled With?


I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be move. Psalm 16:8

A great verse and one we take for granted because we are to be moved in many things in the life we each have to live. The main thing is WE ARE to set the Lord always before us as when we don't .  We allow outside influences to invite us to be a part of them and interfere in the lives of our loved ones and us. We need to be  moved on many things.  But when it comes to our great, big, giant God who can do whatsoever He wants, we need to humble ourselves in His sight.  When we do, He can move us to do some things for Him without wavering and giving up.  We can be moved in making life-changing decisions that will affect us, our families and those around us; whether at work, home, on the road, wherever we may be and for the better. When the Lord is ALWAYS before us, He is beside us helping us make the right decisions in everything we do each day. IF we have dependance on Him, He should be the major influence in all our lives so we can be encouraged to do better for HIM each day without losing face and doubting. When we doubt we call Him a liar.  Yet, He never lies. When He is not beside us, then we have left our first love.  We have put Him on the back-burner to tend to our own personal needs without any thought of God wanting a closeness with everyone of us. If He is not before us, He is not.  Chances are, we are horribly backslidden or just plainly lost and on your way to hell.  This is not His will we go there. We are not predestined to go to hell. When we set the Lord before us, He can be at our right hand.  

Me? He is on my left hand as l am left handed, hahaha. Did you smile on that one? l believe some of you have to lighten up and be moved by that.  If you don't accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour, He will move you to a place of torment and utter blackness.  Such horrific darkness with much great grief and pain. When you see the Lord move in your life you need to be moved to Him to make more of a commitment to Him to live for Him. When you do not move to Jesus Christ, He is still there waiting for you to come unto Him.  He will give you rest from all your weariness. Move to God and He will make His move towards you. Move away from Him and He will be waiting for you, but at a distance so He will always hear you when you call to Him, if you decide to.
When you become saved or born again, His Holy Spirit comes immediately in you.  Remember Ephesians 5:18, "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;"  Do not be drunk with the world, the lusts of the flesh and eyes, and the pride of life.  But, be filled with the Holy Spirit. When you are, the Lord Christ will move in you and show you where you need to be:  to serve and fulfill His will for your life. You will not need to move according to what the world and Godless man tells you. Do not be overcome with them and their ways, but overcome them with what the Lord can lead you to witness to them with love, mercy and grace.  Humbly look on yourself as worst than they because you are not better than them.
I think of a sweet tender biography l read on Helen Ewan. She was saved as a teenager and she died at 22. She was so overjoyed in her salvation that she had a prayer life that the old time preachers would have coveted after. She was filled with the Holy Spirit  and had a love for others.  She devoted her life to Jesus Christ and prayer so much, l really believe she was like Enoch in Genesis, when the Lord looked at her.  l truly believe He allowed her to die before her time at the young age of 22 so that He could have her in heaven. The Lord saw her as one who had such a love relationship and deep love for Him, and for others.  He was taken with this young lady and just had to have her in heaven with Him. She could have died of something else, but l believe the Lord took her because He was touched in a way none of us could ever touch Him.  He just took her home so she could praise, glorify and shout the victory forever.  She would be forever with our Lord and to be constant in honouring such a holy God.  It is sad that many of us don't serve Him. Yet, this young special lady did it all and gave her all to our Jesus who died on Calvary. She served the Lord faithfully and without any adulation or kudos from others.  She gave her ALL to the one who saved her.  Now, she lives forever in heaven. 

When alive she rose every 5 in the morning to study the Word of God, to commune with the Lord and to pray.  She prayed for 300 missionaries, and the Lord gave her a burden for this. Do you have burden to pray for many people?  Do you pray for the lost, even call them all by name? Are you too wrapped up in yourself? 

When she went to Glasgow University in Scotland, all who told filthy jokes when they saw her coming, they stopped immediately and the heavy presence of the Lord was felt as she walked by them. She led many students to the Lord. She was not only filled with the might of the Holy Spirit, but she had the awesome power of God's touch on her and in her life. How we need to pray to be more like her as she led a Christ-filled and Christ-centered life. She was holy in her walk with him. She was a true exception. How we all need to be like our Lord Jesus Christ who is perfect. She was not, but she lived the life only all of us could ever dream of. She set the Lord before her always. He was always first priority in all things every day. Because God was at this young girl's right hand, she was not moved by unholiness. 

Deuteronomy 10:12 states 'What doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 

Helen Ewan lived the life that so many of us never could do, won't do, and never will do. What about you? Man? Lady? Boy? Girl? The power of God is in you if saved. You just need to be filled with the Holy Spirit and serve God with all your heart, soul, mind, might and power. She had the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-26). What do you have in you? 

© Mike Carey; August 13, 2011

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