Have you ever gone bonkers? (If you are unfamiliar with the word “bonkers” it is defined as an English term meaning to bonk your head on something). In a practical sense it is when you realize that you have forgotten something, and being frustrated that you have to go back and get it, you knock your head against the wall or the nearest object.
I just did this yesterday. I had an errand to run. I got everything that I needed. I checked my schedule. Everything was in order. I went outside and got into my car. Jeanie was with me and we buckled up and I started the car. Then it hit me as I drove down the street, I realized that I had forgotten my wallet. I went bonkers. I bonked my head on the dashboard to reward my craziness.
Spiritually, I have done this as well. There have been times when I go out in the world, living life, and opportunities arise to witness the love of God to people. What do I do? I will say something like, “That is too bad you feel so separated from God, I feel for you.” Then off they go still wondering. That is when I go spiritually bonkers. Why didn’t I remember that I have the spirit of God in me. With that spirit in me I can wisely share the love of God with them or offer to pray for them! Thankfully God is forgiving and He will give me more opportunities. I figure, I better take advantage of God’s grace or my head will get a permanent bump from bonking it off the walls.
Sometimes we forget to utilize the power we have in us through the gift of holy spirit. Sometimes we forget that we have the greatest source of power, knowledge, wisdom and discernment. Sometimes we forget we can heal people, we forget that we can believe to bring to pass the miraculous. Sometimes we forget that we have the gift of holy spirit in us, which is Christ in us (Colossians 1:27) and that we can do the works that He did and greater works. Sometimes we forget that greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world. What do we do then? We go bonkers and bang our head against some object to shake up our brain so that in the future we will not forget Ephesians 3:20.
Ephesians 3:20: (ESV).
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
We have resident within us the gift of holy spirit. It is there 24/7. It is there all the time. It never takes a vacation or leaves us. Unfortunately we forget that we have this spectacular power in us all the time.
We never have to spiritually go bonkers again, if we remember the eternal presence of the gift of holy spirit in us. We are incredibly loaded having the spirit of God in us.
Let’s stay sharp and in remembrance of the spirit of God in us, so that we never need to go bonkers again forgetting God’s spirit is always at work in us.