I have been given tea leaves and tea pots over the years as gifts as well as buying my own fair share of both. I love tea. I love trying different flavours of tea and love the whole process of brewing and pouring my tea. I have also been known to boil the kettle, put tea in the pot, pour the boiling water into the pot, sit back and wait for the tea to brew … then completely forget about drinking it. You see, for me, the process is part of what I use to calm and relax myself.
So, why am I writing this? I have been thinking about how we see the Holy Spirit in our life and wondering if perhaps we have missed an important part. Let me first let you know that I am not a Theologian however, I am an enquirer of the Lord.
We believe that the Holy Spirit comes and dwells within us and purifies us from within. What if the Holy Spirit comes to help infuse our personal flavour? You see, when you add water to tea, the dry leaves become plump and the flavour is released to create a refreshing drink and a pleasant aroma. As a Christian I believe that I am being made new through the Holy Spirit that lives within me. The Holy Spirit is the cleansing water renewing my soul however, what if the renewing is more to do with adding water to bring out the flavour of who God created me to be in order to refresh others who are dry and needing infusing? Rather than seeing the Holy Spirit as an agent of change, what if the Holy Spirit infuses the dryness of our hearts so we can use our individual flavour to minister with others who have a similar flavour to us?
What are your thoughts?
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