On a trip with a few others from the ministry school I was in, I made a comment, saying, “I was most-improved in the Holy Spirit, since entering the school.” It got the appropriate response (playful teasing) and the others razzed me a bit but someone else asked the others, “No, seriously. If heaven gave awards, what would you get yours for?”
We don’t like to think about stuff like that, do we? Or at least, we don’t want to admit, out loud, in case anyone accused us of having pride so it’s hard to confidently say what you’re good enough at to receive an award. We’ve confused humility and false humility. It’s wrong to think too highly of our gifts, as if our identity and value comes from them because we receive the glory to ourselves but denying our talents and gifts offers God no glory either.
This week, Kingdom Bloggers are going to a heavenly award ceremony – Heaven’s Heroes awards. We’re answering the question – if heaven had an award ceremony, what award would you receive? Play along and share your thoughts in the comments.
If I were to receive an award from heaven, it would be Most Improved. Like many others, I have had a sincere devotion to God. I earnestly sought his face and wanted to learn from him – to know him, intimately. I spent many years increasing the foundation of my faith and when I finally came into a powerful encounter with God, I had a foundation to stand on. I did not topple, but I could run with confidence.
I’m in the second year of School of Supernatural Ministry; we’re being trained and activated to walk naturally in the supernatural. In the first year I was very unsure about what I would experience, but excited and anticipated something unlike anything I’d ever experienced before. The Lord did not disappoint me and I moved from never seeing miracles with my own eyes, to praying and having faith God would move when I prayed. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and I haven’t slowed down.
Dream interpretation? No problem, God says I can know the mysteries so I believe it and practice dream interpretation everywhere. Bold witness, backed with signs & wonders? No problem, the Bible says it will happen and I believe it. Need healing? No problem, Jesus healed everyone who came to him; my job is to bring them to him. Prophecy? No problem, I have the mind of Christ and the Holy Spirit reveals what is his and gives it to me. Living sacrifice for worship? No problem, I’ve been anointed for worship with flags.
All of these experiences are new and I love it. What’s more, is I feel heaven’s delight.