Last night, as we moved up to the 4 mile walk, I was reminded of an incident that happened about a year or so ago. During church service, the Holy Spirit came upon me, and I entered a depth of praise and worship I had never experienced. As I bent over and poured out my heart to God in worship, I was unaware that my nose had begun to bleed. Now, I am not a person who gets nose bleeds easily. Actually, the only time I recall really having one was during pregnancy, but it was nothing like this one. Before I knew it, members of the congregation were surrounding me, wiping the floor with paper towels, and situating me comfortably across some of the chairs. What in the world was going on?
Well, I’ll tell you. I was pregnant–with the Spirit, but my body was not fit to carry the anointing. From that day on, I realized that I needed to get my body in shape.
You see, the Holy Spirit lives inside of us, but we need to ask ourselves, how are we carrying Him? Your body is God’s temple, His dwelling place, so it should be a place where He can move freely without restraint. Had it not been for that nose bleed as well as the fatigue that overcame my body—to the point that I was oblivious to what was transpiring—there’s no telling what else the Lord would have had me do during that service.
I am reminded of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Do you know that she had to be fit to carry Jesus Christ, the Anointed and His Anointing? Most of us know what it’s like to carry a regular baby to term, but what about carrying the Son of the True and Living God? Once she was impregnated, Mary didn’t just sit at the house and say, “Joseph, wait on me hand and foot because I’m carrying our Lord and Savior in my womb.” No! She got movin’!!!! During her pregnancy, she traveled to minister to her cousin Elisabeth, who lived in “the hill country” of Judah (Luke 1:39). And when she was “great with child,” (in her last trimester—probably even in her last month or so), Mary also traveled to Bethlehem. Remember, there were no cars during that time, and riding a beast probably wasn’t the most comfortable ride for a woman who was “great with child.” But remember what Mary said to the angel? “[B]e it unto me according to thy word” (Luke 1:38). She submitted her body to God for His purpose, not her own, and carried His Anointing.
What about you? Are you willing to get fit, so you, too, can carry the anointing? Are you willing to have your flesh submit to the Spirit of God, so He can fully operate in your life and the lives of others? If your answer is yes, then Get Movin’!
In His love,