Being Under the Influence

Being Under the Influence

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” -Acts 2:4

What does it mean to be under the influence of the Holy Spirit? It doesn’t have anything to do with drugs or alcohol. It means, in part, that we submit every thought, every action to God. When we get good at this, it happens without us even having to think about it. It means we have open ears, that we seek him continually. It means that we ‘pray without ceasing’, meaning, we never cease to be in an attitude of prayer. It means we read the word, and live by it. It means that we keep our attitudes in check, and we treat others with love and respect.

“Being under the influence” may seem like a hopeless list of to-do’s. But, simply stated, it involves being gently led by the Holy Spirit, in freedom, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves in. It is more caught than taught. I went to a Bible school where we learned to “abide” in the Holy Spirit, in every area of our lives, and submit those areas to Him. It was more about learning to walk under the anointing of God then it was about book knowledge. We learned scripture, but we learned it with its physical application.

Are you under the influence? If you’re having trouble catching what that means, get around someone you know is influenced and led by the Holy Spirit. You will experience such new degrees of freedom and revelation than you ever imagined possible. And you will be able to do miraculous things because of it.

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