By Pastor Sharon Williams
From July 2021 CWPU Quarterly Meeting
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 1 Corinthians 2:4.
Demonstrate the Spirit –
What did Jesus do?
He Spoke with Authority
He did miracles
He listened to the Father
Obedience to God was most important to Him
“When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters,I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan.2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. 4 And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. 5 I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.” Verses 1-5
How do we operate in the Spirit?
Spend time in prayer
Get to know His character and His voice (practice hearing Him)
“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 4:20
It is easy to “Do’ Church. Go thru the motions, follow the program.
Any meeting, any gathering should be guided by the Holy Spirit, giving Him space to do what He wants to do.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
Desire and power – We all want to see God do amazing supernatural acts for our people.
It is risky!
What happens in a meeting when everything is quiet for too long?
Revival starts on our knees. Every great revival has a back story of leaders seeking God first. On their faces, calling out for His direction, His guidance, His grace, His mercy.
That’s where God works best.
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” Proverbs 3:27
About the Author
Sharon has been in ministry for over 46 years. She and her husband Daniel are founders of Go to Nations, a missionary sending agency currently working in 106 countries. Sharon has been to 76 countries around the world. As an ordained minister, she was a part of the Christ the Redeemer Church Executive staff for 20 years.
In 2010, Sharon began Act 4 the Nations, a non-profit organization working on 5 continents to help women attain a better way of life by partnering with missionaries and Anti-Human Trafficking organizations.
Her areas of expertise include principle-centered teaching, prophetic prayer, missions, and mentoring leaders.
Sharon has been married for 47 years, has four children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grand. In addition to traveling around the world, Sharon enjoys shopping, (especially for shoes), girlfriends, and chocolate.
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