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by Yvette Nietzen
12/06/2007 / Leadership
I came across a phrase that I have not considered in quite a while. The phrase was "Become Pregnant." When we hear this word in the natural, we think of women, for the most part anyway, planning a pregnancy.
While there are natural pregnancies, the Lord can bless us with a spiritual pregnancy.
What? Become pregnant spiritually? Yes! As believers, we can become pregnant in the spirit.
When a couple becomes intimate, pregnancy occurs. For us to become pregnant in the spirit, we must have an intimate relationship with Jesus.
So how does one become pregnant in the spirit? To obtain a spiritual pregnancy is no different that becoming pregnant in the natural. It requires intimacy.
What is your desire? What spiritual gift do you long for? What ministry do you desire to function in? What goal do you have, what revelation do you need? All of your desires can be achieved with intimacy. Once that relationship with the Lord has occurred, then conception naturally follows.
After conception takes place, you may notice some morning sickness and things beginning to change around you. It is here that you protect that seed growing inside your spirit.
In the last months of your spiritual pregnancy, you may wonder why the gift you have prayed for is not yet manifest. This is the process known as spiritual birthing. Do not give up. Hang on to the promise that the Lord has given to you in your secret place.
Personally, I have wanted to quit several times. The birthing process can be painful. Arrows are thrown at you, and your life is in a mess. I have had to come to a place of getting back into the intimacy of the Lord to find out what stage I was at.
Everyone goes through labor, and everyones labor pain may be different, but we all go through it.
If you have a firm conviction of what the Lord has placed in you, do not give up. Continue to labor until giving birth. This is a critical phase, as the enemy will try to have you abort your child.
If you have a desire to achieve greater things for the Lord, then continue your journey. If you have yet to birth anything, then become pregnant! Become pregnant with His Spirit His word and your desire. After your firstborn is safe, get pregnant again. There are no limits with God, and it is the Lords desire to pour everything into us.
Go ahead, become pregnant.
Yvette Nietzen lives in the foothills of the Zurqui mountain in Costa Rica with her husband of 30 plus years. View her blog at:
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