You Don’t Feel The Holy Spirit? Here Are 7 Things To Do
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What kind of tree are you in the midst of the storm?
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“What kind of tree are you, in the midst of the storm?” This is a question that has been weighing heavily on my mind recently. Well, I know the answer, but the answer is quite opposite to what Jesus’ followers should be.
My tree is shattered on the inside and defined by dry, fallen, and withered leaves. I’m like a wilted branch with no fruits or leaves. Oh, my roots are firmly planted in the Almighty Lord, but my tree is bearing bad fruit, so you can simply cut it down and throw it away.
We find ourselves in a situation like this when we feed our flesh rather than our Spirit. When we open the gates to the enemy. When we let filthy waters flow through our hearts. It’s like that when we spent more time in the world than the Word.
How bad could it be? As bad as we allow it to be. And how can we avoid it? The answer is simple. We must remain steadfast in the Lord in all circumstances and submit to God at all times! If we don’t, we’re letting Satan define us. What do we expect when we give him a place in our hearts? Is it possible to serve both God and Satan?
The Bible says we cannot serve two masters, so it’s up to us to decide which one will we truly follow: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” Matthew 6:24
It’s up to us to choose which one we will truly follow. If we continue to feed ourselves with lies, we will be poisoned by the enemy. And that is exactly what Satan desires for us in the storm: to be in despair, hopelessness, and darkness.
But let me tell you, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. This light is none other than Jesus Christ himself! All we have to do is to call upon His name and ask Him to deliver us from everything that is tormenting us.
And, of course, we must first repent of all our sins! We must turn away from our wicked ways and seek God’s forgiveness.
If we are not rooted and planted in Christ, where are we, then? Why are we running away from Him and trying to do everything on our own when HE IS the source of our peace, happiness, and joy?
When I try to do things on my own, I always fail. And the truth is that we can’t do anything on our own, but we can do everything through Christ, who strengthens us: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
So, why are we still so quick to follow a path that isn’t right for us? Because we are not acting by the Spirit, but rather by the flesh.
As a result, we reap what we sow. And the question is, what type of seeds are we planting? We cannot expect good results if we plant seeds by the flesh.
Let us not suffocate the good seed that the Lord is planting in us!
Allow Him to do His good work in you, let His seeds sprout and grow. They may be small at first, but if we allow them to grow, they may become as large as a tree, with many green and fruitful branches. And it is our responsibility to water the good seed with clean water.
So let us keep our hearts green and fruitful. Let us not be consumed by worries and anxiety in our hearts, when the storm comes our way.
Fill your treetop with the fruits of the Holy Spirit, and you will never be withered away!
Let us be like the green leaves of the tree, like a tree planted by the water, which bears fruit when the time comes.
When life’s storms hit us like a tidal wave, we must remain anchored in Christ’s steadfastness and let Him cover us, with His wings.
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