“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:” Luke 1:41 KJV
Have you ever had a conversation with a friend or mentor that left you feeling incredibly alive and energized? Have you ever shared a moment with someone that you couldn’t find adequate words to describe – you simply knew that something had changed within you?
If your answer to the questions above is “YES!”, then you have experienced a leap-causing connection!
According to Luke 1:41, when Mary, the soon-to-be mother of Jesus came in contact with her significantly older cousin Elisabeth, the Divine Purpose within Mary caused the baby within Elisabeth’s womb to leap. The scripture says that at that moment she was filled with the Holy Spirit – at least 33 years before we see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the upper room in the Book of Acts!
I once heard it said in a sermon, that this moment may have been especially significant for Elisabeth because it is possible that she had not felt the baby “quicken” in her womb up to this point. Feeling my babies move within me will always be a memory I carry for my entire life, as it was a vivid reminder that the little person inside was alive and well. We know from scripture that her child would be John the Baptist – the one called to be the forerunner of Jesus, preparing the way for His arrival and ministry, and declaring the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven.
There are some connections in life that can cause your purpose to awaken and leap within you!
For some of us, it may have been a long time since we felt our purpose, or the thing we were created to birth out move within us. We doubted that it had survived the storms and turmoil of life, the criticism of naysayers, the discouragement of dream stealers, the abuse of envious hope-takers, or the internal dysfunction of our own personal identity crisis. Yet one day we came in contact with someone that caused the potential buried deep down inside to begin to stir again. Your purpose and passion connecting with that individual even caused you to have an experience or to conceive an idea that was ahead of its time, ushering in a new era for your life and for generations to come! In this season, it is critical to seek out, nurture and cherish these relationships, as they remind us that we are not alone, and let us know that our “baby” inside is alive and well!
If you have not yet had this experience, then I encourage you to allow this post to begin to massage the heart of your passion and purpose again to bring it back to life.
I pray leap-causing connections over everyone who reads this, and I look forward to seeing what will be brought to life and birthed out of those relationships!