Yielding & Yearning
We like to be in control. Giving up our control can be a difficult thing…but does it have to be? Not only does yielding lead to freedom, but whenever we reference the Holy Spirit, we tap into the deep places of God that lead to the greatest joy and peace we can possibly know. But we can’t abide with a bad attitude either. Yearning keeps us from negative obedience. Thus, the two go together and reap a harvest.
Picture: What is the role of a yield sign? How does this apply to our relationship with God? = Yielding to God means letting him go first!
Question 1: Why yield? Is it necessary?
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." [2Pt:1:21] ==> We can prophecy.
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:" [2Cor:10:3] ==> Avoid succumbing to sin/the world.
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." [Gal: 5:25] ==> Walk closely with God.
We Have An Inheritance of Supernatural Power and Ability:
Did you notice in the above scriptures that according to God's Word: God has made available to every born-again person who receives His Spirit the following:
• Supernatural Power [Acts:1:8]
• A Supernatural Supply of the Spirit [Phil:1:19]
• Supernatural Guidance [Rom:8:14]
• Supernatural Help [Rom:8:26]
• Supernatural Strength [Eph:3:16]
• Supernatural Peace [Jn:14:27 • Phil:4:7]
• Supernatural Protection [Psalm 91 • Psalm 34:7]
Unfortunately most Christians have little or no knowledge of the fact that these gifts are available to them, nor do they understand how to access them or use them. This is definitely the case with young people. The Church must disciple and educate youth and young adults in this manner.
"For the natural man is not able to receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they seem foolish to him, and he is not able to have knowledge of them or understand then, because such knowledge comes only through the Spirit." [1Cor:2:14 BEV]
KEY: But when we yield to the Spirit, the foolishness of our natural minds is traded for the wisdom of God. And the wisdom of God allows us to experience the supernatural and be moved by the Spirit. If we are content with the mediocre and the superficial, then don’t yield (consistently), and brace for a bittersweet entry into the gates of Heaven.
Question 2: What keeps us from yielding? What keeps us from yearning?
In the Hebrew/Greek, it means to make warm, to be kindled, hot. To yearn, is to burn! Sins such as selfishness, anger, and stubborness can prevent us both from yiedling and yearning.
Prayer Points | Legacy Mission
1) We, as believers, can see the goodness in relinquishing control and the desire to be in control.
2) For those in bondage, chained to entitlement, pride, fear, and lack of self-control.
3) We will walk in the supernatural power and ability of the Lord Almighty.