Leverage

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Leverage

Jesus told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Matthew 13:33
Yeast is a form of leverage. Dough has no power to rise by itself. The power that the dough needs to rise has to come from some other source.
Just like a lever can lift a large object, using a longer lever can lift a larger object. The object cannot lift itself. The power for the object to be lifted comes from another source: the lever.
When you invite Christ into your life, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit becomes the yeast and the lever in your life. You have no power to forgive sin and rise up on your own. Your pride and selfish desires are defeated by the blood of Jesus Christ.
You will still battle with these, however they have been defeated and you no longer walk in the flesh but in the Spirit. The Kingdom of God is now within you. It is the Spirit of God living in your temple which gives you the power to change you and lift you up. The Holy Spirit working in and through you will transform your life. The Spirit of God frees you from fear, guilt and shame.
As you continue to mix the yeast of the Holy Spirit into your life it will grow and grow. It will bring a softness (gentleness) and taste (joy) which will have an effect on everyone around you. The yeast will permeate through you to others.
In this parable the yeast is the Holy Spirit and you are the dough. As the Holy Spirit transforms your life, you will be shaped, molded, tested and refined into the image of Christ. The Holy Spirit is your comforter. The Holy Spirit is your strength. The Holy Spirit gives you power. The Holy Spirit is your guide. The Holy Spirit is your teacher. The Holy Spirit is your advocate and mediator. The Holy Spirit teaches you what to pray.
The evidence of the Holy Spirit working in your life is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.
Allow the Holy Spirit to work through you to soften your heart in love toward others. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts today. Allow the Holy Spirit to give you the words to speak today. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak through your eyes and body today. You are a child of God and brother or sister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Allow the Spirit of God to work in you and permeate to other dough.

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