Started by Yitzchak, February 10, 2014, 06:02:52 PM
Quote from: Yitzchak on February 10, 2014, 06:02:52 PM I think a lot of Christians have experienced this. Sometimes , The Holy Spirit sort of overwhelms me. It can be in worship or during prayer . But sometimes it is just seemingly random. I am not sure what that means exactly. But lately has been a season where it has been happening a lot again. The thing that always surprises me is how important it is to God that I have a soft heart. Not like he hasn't already told me that many times. But I move on with life and sometimes sort of forget. Anyway , these past few weeks have been a time when God is drawing near.
Quote from: Andy S. Wright on February 13, 2014, 10:12:22 AMIt has been my experience that anytime I embrace the illusion that I have any power or control over any aspect of my life is when God becomes marginalized and distant. I lived under that illusion for a large portion of my adult life (especially when I was a pastor, ironically) which had negatively affected my walk; crippled me, actually. It has taken an extremely difficult and extended wilderness season as well as several "wrestling" sessions with God to bring me to my knees again.But, it is on my knees in the middle of one of the most difficult seasons of my life that I have experienced the God that David wrote about in Psalms. It is in this wilderness that I, like Job, have seen God with my eyes instead of just hearing about him with my ears. It is here in the hottest heat His kiln can produce that the Potter has been working my stubborn, pride-filled clay to produce what I hope and pray will be a consistently Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, and wholly submitted vessel of honor.In my 44 years of life, I've never been in a more desperate set of circumstances and I've never been more overwhelmed by the presence of God...
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