Ask for the Power.
This week Carey asked me to help her wash the windows of our house. I’m not fond of washing windows. Is anyone?
I don’t do it often. I would say it has been years since they have been done. God (and bird poop on the big picture window in our Son-room) told Carey it was time.
I have tried using the window cleaners that you just spray on with a hose then rinse off the cleaning solution. They don’t work as well as old-fashioned elbow grease.
The best way we’ve found to wash windows is to spray them with Windex then wipe them with newspaper. And the very best way is to do this with two people – one on the inside and one on a ladder outside – so if there’s a streak or spot of dirt that either of you sees, you can get it – inside or out.
Windows can mean revelation knowledge. Cleaning windows can mean getting a clearer view of God’s revelation. Even if I didn’t want to clean the windows, I always want the clearest revelation of God I can get.
I don’t think it a coincidence – I believe it to be a God incident – that the same day we started on the windows, God told Carey and me to read “Your Power in the Holy Spirit” by John G. Lake.
We take turns reading out loud to each other, stopping to share thoughts about what we read.
Since I first saw Carey I have known that she is God’s gift of love for me. She has helped me see and experience a much deeper love of God. She says I have done the same for her.
For about a year and a half now this has just been sprayed on us and has been soaking in.
And now that I’m better rooted and established in love (Ephesians 3:17,) reading more of Lake makes it feel like, working together with a little elbow grease, looking together to find and remove the streaks and smudges, Carey and I can bring in a little more light in the world. We can manifest more “power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18) and be “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19.)
What’s even better is that it feels like we still don’t have the full revelation. There are more windows to clean. We don’t have the full power yet. But it’s growing.
You can’t remove all the need in the world today but there are lots of ways you can help. Ask God how He wants to show you His power.