Begin Doing, Begin Receiving

I want to remind you of some words we shared earlier this year as we accepted this call from God to go BEYOND in seeing His spirit working through us to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.  (Eph. 3:20 AMP)

 As a believer, how does the opening of Isaiah 61 apply to you?  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord has appointed me to…”


Some believers have grown accustomed to the idea that the Spirit of the Lord is upon them to help them feel better.  When you pull out your Bible and carefully and studiously examine these words, you will quickly discover that God’s Spirit comes upon you to work through you to “do!”  What are you to do?  You do the works which God has uniquely and specifically  prepared for you! (Eph. 2:10)


At this point, you may be feeling bewildered as to when or how you will experience comfort, guidance, assistance, and provision.  It is when you begin “doing” that you will also begin “receiving! “ It ties into God’s established law of sowing and reaping.  You can read how Christ explained it in Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you.” 

 Consider that “Give” is what the Spirit of the Lord works through you to “do! “  You give through doing the works God has prepared ahead of time to do.  As you “Give,” something supernaturally takes place!  Your giving activates the spiritual law of sowing and reaping.  When you “Give,” you are working in the direct instruction of Scripture.  At that point, supernatural doors open to bring comfort, guidance, assistance, and provision into your life.

 Let’s enthusiastically take a firm hold on these words and enact them in our daily lives!  Let’s begin ‘giving’ through the ‘power of God’s Spirit who is at work within us!’  Let’s determine to operate BEYOND our limited strength and yield to the Holy Spirit as He desires to work through us to do infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams!

Going BEYOND Through Christ, 
Pastor Gary