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Looking for a Lightning Bolt?

Posted by appolus on January 5, 2012

What is the source of your love, your joy, your peace? Cast an eye across the landscape of your life. What would your life look like without talking to God? Would it look much different from what it is looks like right now? Does your wisdom and your direction come from the Word of God and the Holy Spirit? Or, do you draw from your own wells? Recent surgery has interrupted my normal schedule. For the last week it seems that, day and night, there has always been someone around or I have been tired and outta of it with pain meds and so on.

This is such a foreign place to me. It seemed like my world was two dimensional. I finally just reached out to the Lord when I got a moment of silence and clarity. I just felt so joyful to be “re-connected.” Perhaps you have felt dis-connected? Perhaps its been a long time since you have felt connected? My overwhelming feeling the other day was great-fullness and thinking what a privilege it was to speak to my Lord. Prayer is something that can be taken for granted, yet, it is the source of all power. When a lightening bolt strikes the earth, it follows a path. The atmospheric conditions have to be correct. There has to be activity, meaning movement. There is the source of power, then there is the object which will attract the strike, usually that which is standing above the ground.

So, there is the source, the object and the path. Can I suggest that in our walk with the Lord that He is the source of all power. We are the object. Now, the atmospheric conditions have to be correct. There must be in us, a desire, nay, an intense desire to connect with our Lord. If we have such a desire, and the source and the object already exist, now all we need is the path. What creates the path of a lightening strike? What is the genesis of its creation? When will it happen and where will it strike? We know something about the conditions required, but no one has the answers to the other questions. Can I suggest to you that the Word of God is the pathway for a lightening strike for the saints. The power of illumination is released from heaven and travels down the pathway of the Word of God. The word of God combined with a searching heart creates the atmosphere for an illuminating lightening strike by the Holy Spirit.

Do not be fooled by anyone. The wisdom that flows from above flows though this conduit. It takes desire, it takes a searching heart, a diligent searching heart to create the right atmospheric conditions, and just so men cannot formulize this, no one knows when the lightening will strike. Consider the word ” suddenly.” Time and again in Scripture we see this word used to describe the power of God showing up.

(Luk 2:13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

(Act 2:2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

(Act 9:3) And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

(Act 16:26) And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

So brothers and sisters. Will you seek Him out? Will you create the proper atmosphere for the Lord to speak to you, to move in you, to create joy in you, to be your source of all wisdom. Start today. Get alone, shut down all the noise and distractions of your life. Dive into His word, raise your hands and begin to praise Him, begin to share with Him. In the doing of all this, you will begin to create intimacy. Now, brothers and sisters, now you can begin to look for the lightening strike, to listen for the thunderbolt, to see God move in some mighty ways. The thing that God is most interested in, is a relationship with you. He grows that, and out of that flows all things. Your relationship with Him must have the pre-eminence in your life. It’s more important than your family, your ministry or your work. For without this vibrant relationship with the Lord, everything you do will be two dimensional at best.

Who knows the path of lightening
As it hurtles through the sky
Who knows the source of power
As I lift my hands up high

There is a God in heaven above
And man who dwells below
There is a source of power
Upon man that God bestows

The Word of God, the cry of man
Creates a path to God above
And heaven’s glory and its power
Comes down this path of heavenly love

If you will create this path
For lightening to touch down
Read His word and speak to Him
And you’ll find He’s all around

For the darkness of the night sky
Is shattered by the Light
That illuminates the souls of men
And of Him there’s none so bright

To speak to You is heavens food
It is manna from above
It is rivers in the desert
It is soul sustaining love

8 Responses to “Looking for a Lightning Bolt?”

  1. Allan Halton said

    Hi Frank:

    Such a good word! Reminds me of Job speaking of the way of God’s wisdom, which he likens to the way of the lightning: “God understandeth the Way thereof (of Wisdom), and He knoweth the Place thereof…. When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: Then did He see it, and declare it; He prepared it, and searched it out.
    And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is widsom, and to depart from evil is understanding” (Job 28.26-28).

    …Sorry to hear you were not well, Frank. Are you okay now?


  2. appolus said

    Amen Allan. I am recovering, apparantly it takes several weeks. I had the rotator repaired and also had my bi-cep re-attached. They had to open me up in order to drill the bone and reattach. Apparantly takes about eight weeks in total. Three more weeks until i can get out of the sling, then four weeks of therapy. Sleeping is difficult. God bless you brother………… brother Frank

  3. Mark and Pam Proper said

    Dear brother Frank,Thank you for the lightning bolt wake up!You are so creative!The Lord has been so good to you! The best to you as you recover from the surgery!Jesus loves you soooo much brother!Suddenly Frank was born again! When God saw you,it was love at first sight!Hallelua!

    • appolus said

      Hey sister. Always so good to hear from you. I miss you guys. Maybe the Lord will have a mission for us this year and we can get together again. I know Brian and Merle were talking about something, just dont know any details yet. Anyway sis, you hit the nail on the head , the Lrd has been so good to me. Sometimes i have to pinch myself when i consider how good He has been to me. May the Lrd bless you and Mark and the family this year. You are a holy woman Pam…………brother Frank

  4. Peter Lawrence said

    Dear Brother Frank,

    Thank you for that inspirational word. Your one of my heroes of the faith and I continue to pray for and believe great things for your brother also. Blessings and a speedy recovery Frank.

    In his love….Peter

  5. Rachel said

    Hi Frank – I love this post!! I was asking God about what it meant in Matthew 24:27 “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.: … and your post resonated with my spirit in the answer to this question. Thanks for your faithfulness in sharing what God puts on your heart with us.

    • appolus said

      God bless you Rachel and God bless your continual desire to go deeper with your Lord. This is the thrust of our lives………….brother Frank

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