“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” (Acts 1:8, NIV).
When we flow with the Spirit, we experience his power as we navigate our way through everyday decisions and experiences: It is the Holy Spirit that guides our lives daily: “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25, ESV). The person who practices soak, sow, and flow is an empowered Converterlator, ready to perform their assigned tasks!
When we fail to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, we need to confess our sin and ask the Holy Spirit to again assume control. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, NIV). Our old selves will constantly seek to reassert themselves, and when they do, we need to run back to God!
As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will reveal more and more to us as we mature and do the things he discloses to us. As the Spirit empowers us, we will find ourselves more responsive to God, presenting ourselves to him for his service. Our relationship with God is all about these truths being worked out in our lives through the various circumstances we encounter.
We learn to depend on the Holy Spirit’s power. And it is at this particular juncture that we experience God’s direction in ways we never anticipated! This is what the Bible means when it says, “‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.’ But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets” (1 Corinthians 2:9–10, NLT).
We choose to be controlled by the Spirit. We ask the Spirit to control our mind. We choose to set our mind on things above. By the power of the Spirit we bring our thoughts into captive obedience to Jesus Christ: “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves” (Galatians 5:16, NLT). This requires active participation on our part by the act of our will choosing moment by moment to be controlled by the Spirit.
When we invite the Holy Spirit to guide and direct and lead us, he shows up in a big way! He transforms us and everything that we do … including our converterlating! He fills us daily and equips us for service. He gives us joy and excitement and fulfillment. He draws us into a deeper relationship with God. He gives us insight into God’s Word. He leads us to victorious living.
It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the things of God to us. Our relationship with God is one of God continually revealing himself to us as we practice the concepts of soak, sow, and flow. The Spirit searches all things, including the deep things of God. Therefore, unless the Holy Spirit reveals these things to us, we will never find out about them. Without revelation from the Holy Spirit, we cannot bring our lives into proper conformance to the will of God, and we cannot be effective Converterlators. The effective Converterlator is filled with the Holy Spirit and depends on his power and wisdom to accomplish all that God desires!
In what ways are you currently experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit in your life? What steps do you need to take to grow in this area of your life?
Converterlators are filled with the Holy Spirit and depend on his power and wisdom to accomplish all that God desires.
Link to Chapter 9 of Converterlator “Letting the Spirit Flow” and/or article “Soak, Sow, Flow” under Supernatural Relationship