In His Word 12-3-12

There was a song back when I first started to attend church regularly that went something like the following; “It's beginning to ra-a-a-a-ain hear the voice of the Father... say-ay-ing who so ev-er will come drink of he water... for I will pour my Spirit out on your sons and your daughters... if your thirsty and dry lift your hands to the sky it's beginning to rain!”
This song came to mind this morning while milling over the days before and after this one, that were and shall be full of rainy weather.

The fun thing is today it is sunny and fairly dry.
I am wondering if we in the world today can really understand the song above and if we have ever truly felt thirsty and dry spiritually?
I think that in this world of fast food and soda shops we can get whatever we want instantly; but can we get an instant outpouring of the Holy Spirit? I think not.
If we read in the second chapter of Acts we can find that the people on the day of Pentecost were thirsty and wanting more from God. They were found together in one accord, seeking for what to do to share the gospel.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12 1-3
While they were there the first out pouring of the Spirit of God happened. Oh sure God's Spirit moved many times prior to this, we read a bit about it here and there throughout the whole Old Testament.
Just like today we hear about “God moving” in said church, or at so-and-so's gathering. I actually laugh sometimes when people say God was there! Because as a child I knew that God was everywhere, even before I knew Him. If an ignorant child could know that God is with us, then why do we Christians use such phrases?

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

When Jesus fed the five thousand, no one said “oh wow you should have seen it God was there!” at least not until we all preached it in our churches in Christianity style.
We as Christians really need to think about how we think about the Truth. We need to remember that once we are saved the Holy Spirit is with us in all that we do. So what does it mean when we go to church and we don't get anything out of it?
Either we are dry, or our Pastor is. No offense to any pastors reading this:I am not thinking of any particular pastor just that in general I know that preachers and seminar speakers etc., can get dry just like the rest of us.
So how do we keep that “cup full” of the Holy Spirit?
Just like everything else; we get in the Word, Pray and walk it out.

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God . 1 John 5:3-5

We love one another and do not try to be so pushy but by living a life of Christ like behaviors we will draw others to Him. When this happens we have fulfilled our commission just as much as if we had gone on a trip to Africa and brought a thousand souls to Christ because the Word of God says that the Angels rejoice when we bring even one sinner to Christ.
When we get to the point in our lives when we do not pay attention to the true calling on our lives I believe this is what is referred to as being dry. When we are realize that we are dry and we need to get a refreshing drink or that we are walking in the world instead of in the Word, we need to change something. The only way we will notice this is when we dig in the Word and find ourselves lacking or listen to a church service and do not seek God to find the message for us personally
God wants to speak to each one of us in church, on the radio, in the garden, in the Word each day.
It's just like with the rain; sometimes we will not notice the rain if we not look outside or listen to the dripping, or better yet walk out into it. It will not effect our lives until we bring it's influence into our lives.
The Word of God will not change us until we open it up and read it,even then, we will gain knowledge but when we apply it to our lives then we will grow full up with the Holy Spirit!
Maybe you will like to see this as a cup of tea, it is only going to get full if we add hot water; a cup of tea dry tastes bitter and really is not enjoyable. The Holy Spirit is with us but unless we dig into the Word, and apply it in our lives we will not be full of the Holy Spirit; He will be that thing we keep in our pocket now and then to take out.
Heavenly Father, help us to listen, to seek, to see, to hear your Holy Spirit calling us to do Your will today. Help us to listen. Help us to obey. IN Jesus name, amen.

Suggested reading; Romans 12:1- . 1 John 5:1-21, Acts 22:1-30, and John 5 1-47