The Gifts and Power of the Spirit

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
— Hebrews 2:1-4

We must learn how to live life in the Spirit and expect miracles everyday, which is the business God is in, but most importantly we must learn to cultivate and practice the presence of God! Loving Him for Him. There is a tendency among some of us to rely on reason and our own strength versus relying on the gifts and power of the Spirit (yes, "extraordinary and supernatural" included!). But it is God himself who must comprise our highest and most magnificent obsession.

Jonathan Edwards writes: "The first instance that I remember of that sort of inward, sweet delight in God and divine things, that I have lived much in since, was on reading those words, 1 Timothy 1:17, “Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen.” As I read the words, there came into my soul, and was as it were diffused through it, a sense of the glory of the Divine Being; a new sense, quite different from any thing I ever experienced before. Never any words of Scripture seemed to me as these words did. I thought with myself, how excellent a Being that was, and how happy I should be, if I might enjoy that God, and be rapt up to him in heaven; and be as it were swallowed up in him forever! I kept saying, and as it were singing, over these words of Scripture to myself; and went to pray to God that I might enjoy him; and prayed in a manner quite different from what I used to do, with a new sort of affection. (Sereno E. Dwight, “Memoirs of Jonathan Edwards,” in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, [Banner of Truth, 1974], 1:xiii)

The secret of the Christian life is not a secret! It is time spent with God! You must learn to enjoy God! God will give you as much of Himself and his power as you want! If only you would...and that's your problem...How do you want to want? How do you get warm? Stoke the fire and get closer, put on a jacket...basic simple steps: prayer, scripture, fellowship, communion, Service. The extraordinary comes through the ordinary!