Spiritually that is to say. I believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I know some don’t believe in them, but I was raised in that type of church. It is Biblical and what I was taught. If some don’t agree, I am not here to argue. Just telling about my experience today. I was on my way to the Armory for another “fun filled day” of annual training. Work load is not bad, pretty light for me so far and that is great. It gave me time to work on some posts I had started, but not finished.
ANYWAY, I digress. While on the way, I had about 40 minutes before I was due to start work and there is a couple blocks away, a little parking area by the river. So, I went down there, just wanted some alone time with Christ. So, I pulled into the area. Its right under the bridge I had just driven over a couple minutes before. I find places like that, with river flowing near by peaceful places for me. I decided to get out, walked to the river bank. Its the Missouri River and it was muddy, I thought on the flow of rivers, flow of life and such. Then, decided to do some praying. I was just talking to God, praising Him, giving thanks, talked to Him about wanting to be a better servant, that I wanted Him to teach my HOW to seek Jesus and for guidance on several things going on in my life to know that I am taking the right steps for Him. Asked Christ to help give me the topics and words for my blog. Prayed that He use me and this blog to help others. As I was praying, I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but my legs and knees felt weak, my whole body did. I felt something like a shiver, but more intense, rush over me. It was a powerful sensation. I kept praying, the sensation continued a little longer. After I finished, I just stood there, praising God. I felt an anointing of sorts. I felt liberation. I felt He promised to answer my prayers. Things I have asked for He will deliver. My faith is so much stronger now.
It was nothing short of AMAZING! I don’t know if that is how other people have felt when overcome by the Holy Spirit, but WOW! Never felt anything like that.
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
I Corinthians 12:1-12
I don’t know which gift He gave me, I don’t feel like I have the gift of prophesy. I was praying in my heart and mind so don’t think it was tongues. I don’t feel smarter so not sure if it is wisdom or knowledge. Maybe healing, as with my profession, that is what I do, or at least try to do. I do know that faith is a gift, and I definitely feel much more faith. Maybe that’s it. I just know I felt the presence of Christ more intensely than I have ever felt it before. Praise God for His majesty and gifts.
Lord, I praise You and glorify You, Your Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I thank You for the experience this morning. I want more of that in my life. Please, keep me strong and dedicated to serving You.
Thanks for coming by, not a huge message, but I did want to share. Have a blessed day.