Take Your Shape!

I’m kinda wishing I would have gotten it before.

Every year when it finally gets warm outside (if we’ve connected onĀ Twitter or Facebook, you know this has been a thorn in my side), I inflate the younger kids’ pool.

I take it out of the box, unfold it, and hook up the electric compressor.

It starts out flat, wrinkled, and out of shape. Once I hook up the compressor and turn it on, it starts inflating and metamorphosis begins.

Ok so maybe it’s not that dramatic, but in a few minutes the air takes it from flat, useless piece of plastic to a beautiful, fully inflated pool that’s ready to be filled with refreshing water that will be the source of little laughs, screams, and phrases like “It’s so cold!”

When the person of the Holy Spirit fills us, it takes us from a shapeless, purposeless human to a formed, called, and destined son or daughter through Jesus Christ. It’s that big of a truth.

No Holy Spirit, no shape.

Yes Holy Spirit, you experience what you were created for. Your Purpose.

Sometimes during the summer, the pool will need to be topped off with some extra air. Just to keep it solid.

Sometimes I think we need that too.

I know it’s not perfect theology, but the bottom line is this: we need the Holy Spirit to gives us shape, direction, and destiny.

Remember the disciples experience at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came and Jesus called Him the Great Comforter? The disciples got a new shape, new affirmation, new purpose.

Don’t you think it’s better to ask the Holy Spirit what shape He wants you rather than to live like a flat empty piece of plastic in a box?

When’s the last time God used something ordinary like a blow up pool to teach you about Himself?