Yesterday in Pastor’s message he was discussing the kinds of people he would like to build the Church with, and in his commenting he said he didn’t want those with a “gypsy spirit”. Well, I thought on that awhile, and as I usually do I sought the Lord in how that could apply to me, and this is what I believe I heard.
Look up the definition of the word. So this is what gypsy means:
gypsy | ˈjipsē | (also gipsy)
noun (plural gypsies)
1 (usually Gypsy) a member of a traveling people traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia.
• the language of the gypsies; Romany.
2 a nomadic or free-spirited person.
Was Pastor talking about the first group or the second? Hummm…
Well in my case I am prophetic, but wouldn’t align myself with the practices of this first group. Easy enough.. But what about with the second definition? I do know this about myself, I am very “nomadic in nature”. Whether it is because of my ancestral DNA of nomadic people groups or not I cannot say for sure how much of a factor that plays in my life. I do know this; I am a person called to the ministry of the Gospel of God’s Kingdom, I’m a bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and I have been called out and sent forth to accomplish Kingdom mandates and assignments.
I have a well defined pattern of moving from place to place and making divine connections and meeting divine appointments to further the LORD’s purposes. I have been called out of safe places and placed in dens of vipers, experienced powerful alignments and met a few Judas on the way. But in it all I would say being “nomadic in nature” has helped me fulfill many powerful assignments the LORD has “called me to”.
So ponder this, as I did during the night; What is the revelation in this nomadic journey?
I was quicken by Holy Spirit as He reminded me of my forefather Abraham, who left all things behind and set out for an unknown destination. A rich journey was encountered as he pressed forward under the LORD’s direction to a city were he encountered a King and made great covenants with heaven and earth all during this “nomadic assignment”. What could I share about Moses, and Joshua, David who dwelt in caves before ascending to the throne. Lest we forget the Twelve who left all to follow the Master. Then to our role model and Lord Himself, who journeyed from city to city on assignment for His Father. Now to me, a nomadic spirit who sees the “Great Commission” as a sending forth in to all the world to disciple “nations’ as a journey, a process of yielding my will to my King’s.
The Apostle Paul understood this call of the nomadic spirit when he said; “I count it all as loss for the sake of Christ”.
Are we all called to this? No, but there are the few that will leave the safe, the familiar and journey out into the unknown, with the possibility of great adventures with their LORD. If you are called to Pastor, then stay in your call and care for HIS sheep, if you are called to Preach, then release the message the LORD has given you, but if you are called out and sent forth with Apostolic and Prophetic anointing, you must be willing to live with the “nomadic spirit burning inside of you”. You rest in the change and you grow in the journey, I know I have!
So next time you encounter some nomadic spirit think about this message, you maybe encountering a destiny changing moment in your walk with the LORD.