In a huge hurry after working 14 hour days for the last week, I determined to see if Wink would clean the inside of my dishwasher. I felt a funny tug in my tummy as I ran over to get the bottle, I began to spray wink all over the inside of my dishwasher. Another funny feeling in my tummy. I thought I'd let it sit for just a few minutes and then turn on the dishwasher to clean. Another funny feeling.
Needless to say I forgot about the wink, because in my haste, I had found another job in another room that needed to be taken care of.
My intentions were good.
I came back a day later to find my son putting away dishes and I gasped!!! To my horror, the inside of my beautiful stainless steal dishwasher was ruined! Well not really ruined, it still worked, but it looked terrible.
We can do that in life, can't we? We can have really good intentions, we can rush through life, passing up all those holy spirit nudges, forgetting to read the instructions, and in haste pour some really damaging chemicals on some really good surfaces.
Yep...Believers and Non believers alike...we can make a mess out of anything.
I thought to myself, all those those funny feelings..... we are never alone. That Holy Spirit, is an amazing friend to have. That Holy Spirit, is unlike any friend I've ever known. Maybe as a child, that "imaginary friend" we all freaked our parents out with was Jesus. Maybe we stopped talking to him one day because we had poured some nasty chemicals in our lives.
I'd like to get to know the Holy Spirit more. We can sit in churches and talk about God and Jesus, and forget that we have another helper in the trinity, 'the holy spirit'. The one that gives us funny feelings. And I like feelings... in case you don't know me. So please don't tell me that emotions are bad, I frankly don't believe you.
The holy spirit...such a beautiful gift. Sometimes we can even go to church, play church, follow along with some famous church that's in the current limelight and miss out on the amazing miracles in our little 60 seat country church. It's not about numbers. Although that never seems to really take hold with most Pastors. The holy spirit loves one on one. You can't get the holy spirit by watching famous preachers, by having a history of believers in the family, by being involved in a mega church, or by being so busy doing works that you pass by the "funny feelings", forget to read the instructions, forget that the holy spirit is there...forget to talk to our childhood "imaginary friend".
You have the Holy Spirit because God is a good God. Whoever believes and asks to receive shall be blessed. Don't be so busy that you forget to have a relationship instead of just a connection....
Yep, all that goodness from using Wink on Stainless Steal.... God can turn anything around for the good of those that call on his name....
Thank you Jesus.