Jesus is the Bread of Life. He calls us to “taste and see that the Lord is good,” to daily surrender our heart and my mind to His presence, leadership, and Lordship as the living Bread. Here’s how I try to do that:
God’s Spirit gently leads, enlightens, and empowers. The devil tempts, deceives, and enslaves. I notice what is going on in my mind, desires, and emotions and then discern its source. Then I verify my discernment with Scripture and resist the devil while drawing near to and obeying God. I also frequently interact heart-to-heart with numerous other believers who are doing the same thing. I listen to what the Spirit is telling them and when we’re aligned it helps confirm what God is telling me.
I had a picture of a structure similar to the one in the picture below come to my mind and felt like God was showing me what the body of Christ is like when it is being led by the Spirit. It is people connecting heart-to-heart around no one and nothing but the living, invisible Jesus. Later that day I went for a walk on streets I haven’t been before and saw the structure in the picture. Almost every day I experience the supernatural reality that Spirit-led heart-connections actually demonstrate and release the presence and power of the unseen Jesus.
When members of the body of Christ aren’t communicating heart-to-heart with the risen Jesus and with each other they choke their supernatural connection with God’s Spirit. Then they begin to gather around and to rely on human methods and programs instead of on the living Jesus.
When I keep pointing out how much more effective Spirit-led gatherings of the body of Christ are than human programmed and controlled church services, I’m not bitter about church. I’m just excited about how incredibly amazing Spirit-led meetings are.
There is much strength in this type of geodesic structure. Just sayin…