Thursday, August 26, 2010

Be Strong In Spirit

After I heard God spoke to me this morning I was so excited, I tried calling Henry many times but he was just not around to pick up the phone! Shucks! This was really exciting! Finally, I did get through to him and told Him what God said "Be strong in spirit". At a glance, I suppose it is quite general and Henry wasn't as ecstatic as I was.

I had just finished my morning devotion and like a bunny, I have no set way of coming before God but at the end of it all, I closed my eyes with the bible on my chest and asked God for a word from Him and I sensed Him say "Be strong in spirit". It made sense after what I have been going through and to just rest in Him. So I asked God, "How do I be strong in spirit?" and I sensed Him saying "Ask the holy spirit to make you strong and sing praises". Alright. Then, I asked God, "Can you show me a verse from the bible. I don't know where but if I flip open the bible, can you show me the verse?" So I knelt down and randomly opened a page (I'm not saying it will work for you. God works differently all the time) and here's what I read...

Luke 1: 76-80:

“And you, my little son,
will be called the prophet of the Most High,
because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
You will tell his people how to find salvation
through forgiveness of their sins.
Because of God’s tender mercy,
the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
and to guide us to the path of peace.”

John grew up and became strong in spirit.

I don't know about the prophet bit but when I came to verse 80, I was so delighted when I read that John became strong in spirit because God was with me when I prayed and He heard me and He answered me. That's what I am learning these past few days and although I have experienced this 11 years ago but to have this experience again with God is truly heaven sent. He is just next to me, in me, in my heart, in my room. He's not faraway up in heaven somewhere and we need not pray to saints in heaven to get in touch with Jesus. To do that is like that there is a barrier between us and God, like the same veil at the tabernacle. Jesus has torn that veil down. Jesus is in your heart if you allow Him to.

Father God, do not let me go, do not let this moment go. Let me grow deeper into You! I will obey and be strong in spirit with the power of the Holy Spirit and I will continually sing praises to You. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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