Are You Available to the Lord Today
By Benny Hinn
Always remember that it’s not ability but our availability that matters to God.
When we make ourselves available to Him for service, we become a channel that He can anoint to bring His healing power and presence to the lives of others.
The same thing takes place in the miracle crusades. Those glorious miracles don’t happen because of any ability I possess. I couldn’t even heal an ant! Before I ever take one step onto the platform, I always invite the Holy Spirit to walk out with me.
As I make myself available to God, He anoints me for service. And as His power and presence flow through me in that service, it’s not anything I possess that touches the people; it’s the Lord.
Much like a garden hose carries water to thirsty, wilting plants growing in parched soil, I’m just the channel He anoints and uses to bring God’s healing power and presence to the hurting and spiritually hungry. I make myself available, and He does the rest!
When we make ourselves available to Him for service, we become a channel that He can anoint to bring His healing power and presence to the lives of others. Have you made yourself available to God today? You can do so by saying a simple prayer, welcoming Him to go with you wherever you go.
David so desired the presence of the Holy Spirit in His life that he cried out to God in the Psalms that the Lord would not remove the precious presence of the Holy Spirit from his life:
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit” (Psalm 51:10-12).
A.W. Tozer spoke of the Holy Spirit with great wisdom when he said:
“Most Christians are not joyful persons because they are not holy persons, and they are not holy persons because they are not filled with the Holy Spirit, and they are not filled with the Holy Spirit because they are not separated persons. The Spirit cannot fill whom He cannot separate, and whom He cannot fill, He cannot make holy, and whom He cannot make holy, He cannot make happy!”
Welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life today and every day.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:26-27).