The Spirit hovered …

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.    Genesis 1:1


We had a glorious worship time yesterday at Keystone Victoria. I’m always grateful for these times that we are fully engaged and can sense God inhabiting our praises.  It was in this place the Spirit of God began to move and said “this is the place of creativity ~ the Spirit hovers and the word creates”. As I began to meditate on this I was reminded of John 14:26, the Holy Spirit will teach us all things and bring to our remembrance all that Jesus has said.  


Proverbs 8:22 tells us regarding wisdom, “the Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old, ages ago I was set up, at the first before the beginning of the earth when there were no depths I was brought forth… I was beside Him like a master workman and I was daily his delight.”  Proverb 4:7 reminds us wisdom is the principal thing, to get wisdom first and then get understanding.


How do we do this?  By allowing the Holy Spirit to hover, by creating a heart that is receptive to His working.  We don’t resist the Holy Spirit and we don’t grieve the Holy Spirit.  We welcome Him and His work to be done in us.  


When the angel came to Mary with the promise of God, Gabriel said the Holy Spirit will sow the seed. “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the most High will overshadow you.”  Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel was a simple “be it unto me according to your word.” Luke 1:38.  The greatest work we are required to do is just believe. John 6:28,29.  


The Holy Spirit hovers to create. He will deposit wisdom into our hearts and souls.  This word must be received, agreed with and then spoken.  We must learn to create a constant environment for the Holy Spirit to hover over our lives. 


When Jesus was baptized by John, the Bible tells us the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus.  He didn’t just hover, he landed.  The book of Acts tells us when the disciples were waiting on the promise of the Holy Spirit, He came in as a sound of a mighty rushing wind and filled the house.  Acts 2:4. “the divided tongues AS of fire appeared and rested on each one of them”.  


Our lives are to be filled with the presence of God on a continual basis.  He’s not looking for these solo Sunday experiences, as good as they are, He is looking for the ongoing abiding, where His presence is sought and He is able to abide.