Yesterday, our church celebrated its 25th anniversary of ministry. We had a great service, and the church was filled with people. But before I left home, I took a few moments to enjoy some “private time” of prayer.
I wonder how many of you remember the old transistor radios? Well, that’s what the Lord showed me during my prayer-time. He reminded me of my first transistor radio, which I found under our Christmas tree. It was many years ago, but I can still remember the joy I received, as I listened to my favorite radio stations.
Of course, back then you needed antennas for proper reception. And I often had to beg my mother for new batteries. But, when everything was working as it should…I was filled with happiness.
I’m sure you’re waiting for me to explain the point of my story. Why would God remind me of that old transistor radio? Well, He used it as an object lesson. We are much like that radio. On the outside, we can be different shapes, sizes, and colors. But we all have a specific purpose…to stay connected with our creator. Some of us are chosen to broadcast a message, and others are made to allow God’s blessings to flow through us.
But…if we are going to operate as originally planned, we must be filled with a power source, the Holy Spirit. Once we are empowered to work, then we must raise our antennas to hear what God wants to say.
The main message from the Lord was this: “if everyone was empowered and focused on God, THEN the Church would truly operate as He intended. The fire of the Holy Spirit would go forth and do its work.”
For some of you, this message remains a mystery. To others, its nonsense. I pray you will take time to raise your antennas, and listen to the Lord. He has something to say…a message meant just for you.
“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.” (Acts 10:34)
Be blessed, Donna