How to Have a Great Day (Monday 11th April 2016)
**Keep Making Progress**
Monday 11th April:
Pastor Chris PhD
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit (John 3:8).
When you’re born again, you’re a mystery to the world, because you’re born of the Spirit. The Natural man can’t understand you. By the Spirit, David said, “I am as a wonder unto many...” (Psalm 71:7). That’s what God has made everyone that’s born of the Spirit. However, some Christians don’t know this; so, they live ordinary lives. You’re not ordinary; you’re not of this world. You belong in, and function from, a different realm: the realm of the Spirit.
The Lord Jesus, in our opening text said, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” In other words, those who are born again live by the Spirit. And the Spirit, like the wind, is always moving. Jesus didn’t tell us that the Spirit is like air; He said it’s like the wind. Wind is moving air. So the Spirit, like the wind, can’t be conditioned in one place. Wind is air in motion.
In the same vein, when you’re born again, born of the Spirit, you’re a spirit in motion. Hallelujah! There’re people who have been in one spot for a long time; they’ve not made any progress in life; everything seems stagnant. That’s not for the one who’s born again and filled with the Holy Spirit; he’s always in motion: upward and forward; no stagnation. That’s my life. I’m always moving, always making progress.
That should be your experience. Never allow stagnation in any area of your life. When someone asks, “How are you doing?” you ought to say, “I’m excellent and full of glory; I’m making progress with giant strides!” Glory to God!
I’m growing stronger by the day, like a cedar in Lebanon, and flourishing like the palm tree! I move in the Spirit, and of my increase, progress, and prosperity, there shall be no end! I live the transcendent life of endless possibilities and victories unlimited! Glory to God!
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 12:49-59 Judges 10-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 9:14-25 Psalm 118
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