I am learning that the most valuable part of my iPhone and iPad is the Notification Center. For that reason, when iOS 8 came out, Apple focused its introduction almost entirely upon the Notification Center. The reason it is so valuable to the operation of the iPhone is because it notifies you about fresh communications you are receiving concerning phone calls, emails, text messages, and all other types of notices ~ even down to operating applications. Once you become aware of how valuable the Notification Center is to your daily communications, you suddenly realize that you must turn off all useless warnings.
I realized that the Holy Spirit also has a very sophisticated notification center running inside my human interface, and it is powered by the Holy Spirit Himself. The trouble is, your personal interface has to filter through many notifications, which are sent to you by various flashes. For example: television news reports, newspaper articles, personal letters, phone calls from friends, people you meet along your daily life, and the list goes on and on. Matter-of-fact, all of these notifications could be put under the category of “worry.”
But remember that Jesus said, “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” God has programmed your human interface, through the infilling of the Holy Ghost, to give you the most sophisticated notification center that has ever existed in the universe. Yet it is your human responsibility to turn off the notifications that are coming from your flesh.
I am personally discovering that it actually takes a lot of human and spiritual discipline to filter out all of the negative influences that bombard you with “useless warnings”. The real danger is that many of those warnings come from people who are just wasting your time, wanting you to worry about some problem that doesn’t really exist.
This is why the character of the Holy Spirit is like a dove that will instantly fly away with the slightest bit of resistance on your part. Because of this, it requires incredible skills of sensitivity and listening to catch the notifications the Holy Spirit is sending you. But what is even more amazing is how the Holy Spirit notifies you about events that haven’t even occurred and still remain to happen in your future.
A few days ago I woke up and was sitting in my room when the Lord said that I was to tell a particular person, who worked at a nearby place of business that they would receive a miracle if they would come to church at a certain time. Later that day I drove my car to that neighborhood and found a parking spot.
When I stepped out of the car my wife Sandy said, “There’s the person that the Lord talked to you about!” They were walking right by the front of the car, so I was able to go out and relay to them exactly the message that the Lord had told me to give them. It was amazing to see the Holy Spirit notifying me about events three hours before they occurred!
I found out that the secret to getting your personal notification center in operation is to turn off useless warnings ~ so that your spirit becomes clear to only hear the notifications that the Holy Spirit is giving you. This is vitally important turn off useless warnings.