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Expand your spirit…

14 Sep

Stories to Inspire

God’s mandate for mankind to “rule”, has never changed… even after The Fall.  Gen 1:26;

“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule…”

To do this, we have many tools at our disposal.  Jesus refers to one of them in Matt 10:13;

“If the home is worthy, let your peace rest on it; but if it is not, let your peace return to you.”

We actually have the ability to “leave our peace” or in effect, we’re extending our peace over them.  This is an interesting concept.  Think of Peter’s shadow healing people.  Evidently, we have the ability to bring people into wholeness even if we don’t know it.
 
So can we do it intentionally?  Well, I think that is what Jesus was referring to… leave your peace over them.
             
When Earl’s hands were tied to do anything about the disruptive kids on his bus, expanding the peace of his own spirit over them was very effective.
             
Thank God for all the tools He gives us to bring our world into righteousness.
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Expand your spirit

“I recently started to drive a school bus in my local community.  On my route, I have some very broken children riding the bus.  There are four children at one stop that, unfortunately, have been abandoned by their father and are being raised by their grandmother.  The grandmother is sweet but unable to provide the proper discipline for the boys.”

“When they get on the bus in the afternoon, they are full of energy and mischief after sitting in class all day.”

“Before they even get on the bus they are arguing, pushing and shoving each other.  So my attention is not on my driving as it should be because I have to keep trying to settle them down and not disturb the other children on the bus.”

“After hearing of Mark’s sister’s testimony of expanding her spirit over a difficult situation, I decided to give it a try.  I have to admit, I did not understand the concept, but would give it a try.”

“Well, guess what, it worked.  Three times I have extended my spirit back over the bus and within minutes the four boys have settled down and were quiet the rest of the trip.”

“My former paradigm would have been to bind the evil spirits and pray God’s peace over the bus.  This is much easier.  Bless the Lord…” – EA

— MLH