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We can’t spread life and revival without being filled with HIS LIFE and HIS REVIVAL. There are no words or works that can ever replace the POWER and MIGHT that mark the life of a person filled with the Holy Spirit. We can try to duplicate it, but all attempts will come up empty and feel like old religion. It’s easier to play a part than to actually be filled with Him. It’s easier to control a situation than to risk being broken. It’s easier to whine about what we think we deserve than to surrender what we think we need. But how we know Him is how we share Him and expose others to Him. We have to stop trying to imitate and recreate what only HE can do. We are His unique creation. He is ready to do something new, in fact he has already started…we just have to be willing to let go and believe that what He has for us is eons more extravagant than anything we could ever try to do ourselves. ~ The Fearless Experiement / Lindsay McPhail

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – sorry!

I had a stint in hospital and have been busy with work related stuff.   Life.

Time in hospital made me stop.  You’re stuck in a bed, its noisy and unfamiliar.  Time to stop is an invitation to draw close to God.  It is a time for worship and prayer.  A time for just being.  We are not human doings but human beings and for me hospital time is a very big reminder that doing is not my mandate but being a child of God is.  Relationship is more important than doing.  My identity is not what I do but WHOSE I am and who I am.

This song was my anthem. Let me become more aware of your goodness, let your presence come. Let me see you more. Let me draw close.

 

I feel it in my bones, You’re about to move
I feel it in the wind, You’re about to ride in
You said that You would pour Your spirit out
You said that You would fall on sons and daughters

So like the rain, come and drench us in love
Let Your glory rush in like a flood

We are fixed on this one thing
To know Your goodness and see Your glory
We’re transformed by this one thing
To know Your presence and see Your beauty

I can see it now, Your kingdom come
I can hear it now, the sounds of heaven
You said that if we ask, we’ll receive
We are asking for the greater measure

So like the rain, come and drench us in love
Let Your power rush in like a flood

We are fixed on this one thing
To know Your goodness and see Your glory
We’re transformed by this one thing
To know Your presence and see Your beauty

Come and blow on through
Spirit move, we’re ready for You to
Come and blow on through
Come and do what only You can do

The atmosphere is changing now
For the spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the spirit of the Lord is here

Overflow in this place
Fill our hearts with your love
Your love surround us
You’re the reason we came
To encounter your love
Your love surround us

Spirit of God fall fresh on us
We need your presence
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
Here as in heaven

A miracle can happen now
For the spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the spirit of the Lord is here

 

 

Awaken my soul God, towards you.

That I may love you as you deserve, that I may honour you, that I may live for you.

Help me to see you, that I may seek you.

We can’t spread life and revival without being filled with HIS LIFE and HIS REVIVAL. There are no words or works that can ever replace the POWER and MIGHT that mark the life of a person filled with the Holy Spirit. We can try to duplicate it, but all attempts will come up empty and feel like old religion. It’s easier to play a part than to actually be filled with Him. It’s easier to control a situation than to risk being broken. It’s easier to whine about what we think we deserve than to surrender what we think we need. But how we know Him is how we share Him and expose others to Him. We have to stop trying to imitate and recreate what only HE can do. We are His unique creation. He is ready to do something new, in fact he has already started…we just have to be willing to let go and believe that what He has for us is eons more extravagant than anything we could ever try to do ourselves. ~ The Fearless Experiement

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Last night I had my first night at HKC youth….  I officially start in January and so wanted to make the most of seeing what happens now and how things click together.   I felt incredibly priv’d to be at what turned out to be an incredibly special night.  Many young people felt the presence of God for the first time and it took me back to my own youth group days when I first got saved and knew that God loved me.  This is why I said “yes”.  This is it.  This is the real deal.  This is what life is about.

*  photo is me speaking at youth camp last weekend

I’m so thankful for the grace and power of God that He so lavishly pours upon us.

I am just a jar of clay so that the all surpassing power is of God, not myself.

I live to know Him, and make Him known.  That is my mission.  My heart.

God dwells within me.

It is my heart that I live to know Him and demonstrate His reality and grace and goodness to those around me, in every which way.  Doesnt the world so need to know that Jesus is real and that He loves them?  Words sometimes are not enough.  I believe in the power of the spoken gospel, gospel conversations but I believe we have to also live it and be it and shine it!  We have to step out and make real that hope and power God has given us.   The Holy Spirit doesnt dwell within us to make us feel nice and happy (though He does) but He lives within us to empower us to be witnesses.   Let’s step out and see God step in!

 

 

There is something so captivating about this song and its call to come out of the hiding, to live fearless, at peace and at rest with God’s love, secure in His grace and salvation.

In God we have freedom.

Freedom from sin.  Freedom from the past.  Freedom from anything and everything.  He has paid with His life for that peace.

He is our shelter from the storm, the anchor in our life.

 

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Last week at church we watched the new HOLY GHOST MOVIE.  mind blowing.  heart stirring.

This clip is from a previous movie by the same producers, FATHER OF LIGHTS.

The youtube clip shows two different parts of the movie and the first, second and yes even up the fourth time watching it, made me cry happy tears.  The first time I watched it I found myself on my feet clapping and crying.  Spontaneously.  It led me to coin a phrase that I use (in my own head and world!) to describe what happens when we step out and God steps in, in amazing unexpected heart shaking ways.

 

It shows how majestic, personal, powerful and amazing God is.

Irresistible.

Glorious.

 

 

 

However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves 2 Cor 4:7 AMP

 

It is God who is majestic, personal, powerful and amazing.

The  all surpassing power (as the NIV says) is of HIM.  Not of myself and my ability.

I offer my YES and God works through me.

And He works through you.

 

God delights to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  Even things as awesome as the “yellowshirt” moment.

 

I love talking to strangers about Jesus.  But I know that its about these two things.

Knowing God and making Him known.

It begins with that personal heart to heart relationship – knowing God.  When we see Him we want to know Him more and we want others to know this amazing grace and love demonstrated in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It begins with saying yes to God, and having confidence in Him.  It’s not my power or ability but His power and His ability.  It’s not my words or actions, but His words and actions.  I am just the vessel.  I open wise to the possibility of what God can and will do.  I let that be my motivation and that bigger yes stops me from saying no due to fear or insecurity.

 

Praying for the petrol station man last week was a yellowshirt moment.

The new mother who cried when we knocked on the door and offered to pray on the Street Outreach Team day was a yellowshirt moment.

The woman in the supermarket whose best friend had died that morning.  Yes.  She was a yellowshirt moment.

 

God so wants the world to know of His great love.  He has positioned each one of us in our world for such a time as this, to demonstrate His goodness and greatness.  This is HIS story.

“Sometimes the God of the universe pauses in the midst of all His creation to touch the heart of one person.”

 

Today, what are you saying YES to God about?

What scares you about saying YES to God?

 

 

 

 

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