Yes! I know that question raised some eyebrows! I believe that most of you, my readers have a personal relationship with Jesus, so you wonder, “Why is she asking us if we’re possessed?”
I know that when most folks hear the word, possessed, they immediately think of the negative connotation. But, I didn’t say demon possessed, I merely said, ‘possessed.’
Scripture bears out the fact that we are to present ourselves as empty vessels, ready to be filled by the Holy Spirit. We are to be ‘possessed’ with Him, and His attributes.
I know a lot of folks who ‘profess’ to KNOW Jesus as their Savior and Lord, but their walk doesn’t match their talk. They are so in tune with the world and all that pertains to it, that no one would ever mistake them to be a Christian. God said we are to be a peculiar people. That word means, strange or odd-unusual; belonging exclusively to. In other words, we are to stand out, be different.
Are you feeling empty, dry, unfruitful, or hollow? Is your ‘walk’ with Jesus unexciting and mundane? Do you lack joy in your life? Is your worship and your giving merely obligatory services done for show? Is your heart in your prayers…or are your prayers just repetitions day after day?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, you may be professing the abundant life that God offers…but you are NOT possessing it! God gave the Promised Land to the children of Israel, but His ‘gift’ did them no good until they went in and ‘possessed’ the land!
When you asked Jesus to become your Savior, you were filled with the Holy Spirit, but we need to ask for a new filling of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. We need to become intoxicated with His Spirit, so that we can be empowered by His might!
I don’t know about you, but I want the love and power of God Almighty to possess me…body, soul, and spirit! I want His goodness and mercy to ooze out of me. I want folks to look at me and know there’s something different about me. I want to be approachable. I want to be kind. I want to show mercy and love. I want to bring folks to Jesus.
“Lord Jesus, possess me! Take over all my thoughts and actions. Let the lost and dying world see YOU in me! Let me be a beacon…a light house; let me point the way to YOU! Fill me with YOUR Spirit, Lord! In Jesus name, Amen.”