And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ- (Ephesians 5:18-20)
Being filled with the spirit of God is a treasure. It is key to becoming a fruitful field. As we engage in praise, we access the spirit of God and the wilderness of troubled situations are made fruitful. It is natural for supernatural events to always happen wherever there is joy, melody or thanksgiving.
Your first reaction to any challenge in life should be that of thanksgiving. In so doing, you open the way for the Spirit of God to come into the situation and lead you in the right way. The Bible says that
With joy, we draw water out of the wells of salvation- (Isaiah 12:3).
Scriptures also speaks about the watered garden in Isaiah 58:11. Such a garden is watered by the Spirit. The Spirit of God can water every single circumstance of our lives making deserts to blossom if we allow our heart to be constantly filled with gratitude towards God irrespective of what we encounter. Then, out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water. When the Holy Spirit takes over our affairs, He effects the judgment of God on that which ails us.
Until the Sprit is poured upon us from on high and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remains in the fruitful field. (Isaiah 32:15-16)
The Holy Spirit functions to make us fruitful. You need to search out God’s judgment for your situation as contained in His word. That which is written concerning you will pop up if you continuously engage in praise, thanksgiving and the study of the word.
Christianity is not a physical thing. It is spiritual! It is not by power or by might. You can’t forcefully access what you yearn for. But the Spirit can bring them to be if you get into true worship with God despite the adversity. Soon, you will be brought into a large room- a place of victory. God will place answers in your heart and in no time, you start seeing the manifestation. You will be amazed as you realize that you were absolutely clueless regarding what God was set to do. This kind of encounter makes our sojourn as Christians both exciting and adventurous. It’s simply amazing when God moves and you see it.
You will never run into problems if you always seek God’s directive when in difficult situations. As God’s covenant child, you doubtlessly need the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ to get out of any wilderness situation. Earnestly pray for it! The supply of the Spirit enables you to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth concerning your situation. That’s what Jesus Christ did when He took the two loaves and five fishes and thanking God, he blessed them. He made melody in His heart unto God (praise, worship) and light broke in His heart (revelation of the will of God came), He uttered with His mouth that which brought about increase.
This is a law. If you get into true worship before God in the times of adversity, by His Spirit, you will be brought into great increase and breakthrough.
Article taken from ‘In a Nutshell’ (A Publication of Covenant Christian Centre)