We once harvested grapes, hurrying to finish before a hurricane fully arrived. We didn’t finish in time. It finished us. Soaked us to the bone. We still laugh when we remember that day. How crazy can you be?
Our family? Pretty crazy.
But, if you’ve been adopted into God’s family, life is even crazier. The prophet Joel says, “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before”. (Joel 2: 23) It is our God-given right to expect this abundant outpouring.
You and I are meant to be inundated, washed, soaked, drenched, immersed, covered and sealed by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Gushing with grace, we are overflowing with each step we take in an unavoidable experience of God’s grace and joy in Jesus Christ.
Can people tell when you approach them, you are squishing the Spirit out through your words and witness. Jesus promised us this kind of crazy life. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8)
Have you been drenched before?