Note: This podcast is the second episode of a two-part series. Listen to the first episode here.
Possessing the fullness of God may be simpler than we would like to admit. Join Host Michael Lombardo on this episode of the Awaken Podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network as he uncovers what may be hindering us from walking completely in step with the Holy Spirit.
Lombardo recalls seeing a picture online of Jesus kneeling down in front of a little girl who had a small bear clutched behind her back. And the little girl was weeping over it. But she had no clue that behind his back, there was an even larger teddy bear that he was going to bless her with.
He goes on to comment, “She would gladly give the teddy bear if she knew what was behind His back.” Lombardo draws a spiritual parallel with this sweet photo and the reality we may find ourselves in. He says, “the only reason the Lord would ask you for something temporal, something natural, is because He wants to give you something eternal.”
When we try to rely only on what we can see, or what we know we have, we may miss out on the ways God is trying to reveal Himself to us. “I’ve tried to muster up these things and try to operate in these things on my own power and ability,” Lombardo recalls. “And I realized that I can’t do a thing. It says in John 15, Jesus says, ‘Apart from Me, you can do nothing.’ … I’m completely reliant and dependent on the Holy Spirit.”
If you find yourself trying to operate out of your own abilities instead of relying on the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s power at work within you, be encouraged by this podcast today.