Abundant life, Leadership

You a Conduit?

corroded-pipeconduit is a general term for a means of conveying something from one location to another.  It could also be a way of saying, “can’t do it” in Redneck or Hillbilly slang. Hope I made you laugh on that one!

Examples of conduits:  Conduits can be defined as waterways, such as rivers and canals.  Conduits are also channels for carrying water or other fluids such as pipes and aqueducts. Electrical conduit is a protective cover for cables; an air duct used for heating, ventilating and air conditioning purposes.  A conduit can also be a person who conveys information, whether publicly or in secret.  Are you a conduit?

Proverbs 18:4  The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

John 7:38  He that believes as the Scripture says, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.

We exist to be a point of connection between God and the people of God and to act as a channel for personal growth, resulting in people becoming an agent of grace.  All of this flows naturally out of our core.   We exist as a people separated from the world’s values to worship Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. This central part of our being is the reactor that fuels everything we do.

Whether you realize it or not, you are a conduit.  Your very being is a passageway for things to pass through, good or bad.  Want to know why words CAN hurt you?  The words can kill a spirit and damage a person’s soul and leave wounds and scars that will be with them forever.  The words that sting are like poison flowing from a pipe connecting with the enemy.  Your body is a conduit in which can be used with wisdom or for foolishness.  Your body is also a conduit for God’s Spirit to flow through and out.  If you can imagine with me, a pipe starting at heaven and reaching the earth, you are that pipe.  You are that conduit to carry wisdom, love, joy, peace and the goodness of God down to earth to touch others.  It is to bring God’s Kingdom and all of its contents to earth.  Jesus says, “On earth as it is in heaven”.  We are the connection or the connectors. God can do anything He wants, however He wants to do it through us. 

Conduits can get stopped up or clogged which takes work to unplug.  They also can get corroded and need cleaning out.  In life, many things can interrupt the connection, that is why we need to stay focused on our Savior on a day to day basis.  From undisciplined to rebellion many things can detour the flow.  However if we keep the pipe open and “clean” the stream is uninterrupted.  

Ever thought about why the laying on of hands was so important in the Bible and practiced in many full gospel churches today?  Conduit activity!  Transferring what one person has from God over to the next person who receives.  In the Old Testament, Fathers put their right hand upon a child and transferred a blessing.  The priest put his hand upon the goat to transfer all the sins of the people to the goat as he let the goat go in the wilderness.  The early church practiced this conduit activity too when they laid hands on people to bring them into the ministry or to transfer the spirit of God or the Holy Ghost to another person.  Whether you realize it or not, you are a conduit!  You can let goodness flow or poison flow, it all depends on what and Who you are connected to.  You are a conduit!  Keep your pipes open, because you never know what God wants you to carry to someone else.  It may be what changes a life and ultimately a nation.  

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