Once I really realize God is there, and become convinced of it, my heart hungers to find God there. When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. This prayer is very powerful, for it is the Spirit of God praying through you. Imagine it almost like a kindness scavenger hunt. Give yourself a pat on the back and recognize all of the healthy qualities you possess. Everyone has challenges, makes mistakes, and has to deal with disappointment sometimes.
Does your mind feel light and open? If you want to find life in this dark world, then you can find Jesus. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. Start with yourself, practice kindness for yourself every day, and then it will seem more natural to extend that kindness to others. God is with us in our work, our worship, our celebrations, and our shared sorrows. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. The initial peace that comes from having our consciences wiped clean grows as we get to know God better Hebrews 10:22. Living in the Good News.
In summary, if you are somehow out of tune with God in your life, God will try to move you to change, and you will feel pangs of conscience. Taken from by Sally Dyck Abingdon Press, 2010. Scripture also says that even the … faith we exercise is given by God. We have come to believe that we can open our eyes and act fearlessly in the face of death. For this reason, I should be expectantly attentive in every moment of every ordinary day. These simple rules of thumb are not absolute guarantees that we are right or that our way of proceeding will succeed, but they give us some assurance that we are on the right path. A relationship with him grows through time and trust.
I can hardly go through a single day without encountering the reality of sin and death - in me and in the world around me. His guidance may be more important in the small things than in the big things. He will soon return for those who accept Him as their King and Saviour, and are faithful. Attentive faith finds the gift being offered in every human situation: a love and a peace the world can not give. Let not my enemies triumph over me. Bill Bright's material on Knowing Jesus Personally.
Remove distractions from your life so you can experience God to the fullest. Changing my patterns, my habits, my routines may be difficult, but I know that I am very resilient and quite resourceful when I really want something. But when we get caught up in the rush of life and forget to reflect how God has been faithful in the past, we miss out on some of the biggest testimonies to His faithfulness. The bad spirit raises doubts and questions that cause inner turmoil and self-absorption, while the good spirit tries to encourage us and to increase our peace, joy, faith, hope, and love. Grace and Jack resume their rocky relationship and have sex for the first time.
But we must be attentive; we must be ready to recognize his presence in our lives. Let Go of Feeling Busy One of the primary obstacles to joy is the feeling of being too busy. A Communicative God If God were a God who simply once reached out to man, who once spoke to us, we could rely on history alone, finding our assurance in what others claim God has already said and done. Jesus alone can bring meaning and purpose to life. Journal about your physical uniqueness and how it makes you you. We have come to believe that Jesus is Lord, most especially where sin and death seem to prevail. Only God who is life and has life can give life to the spiritually dead and this He made possible through the new birth.
It may seem like you can do so by simply getting more of what you want — such as an exciting job, a loving spouse and children, strong health, or the money to buy a bigger home or newer car. However, when I ask to be emptied, I discover an empowering fulness. Make a list of the type of person you want to be. It is up to you to decide who you want around you, and building a solid support system full of positive, supportive people is a great way to build self-worth and feel good about your life. Picture yourself in a situation with people you really like, or engaged in an activity that gives you a lot of pleasure. Cry out to Him, he will hear you, and answer you if you mean it! We cannot live the spiritual life without being involved in spiritual endeavors. The instances in which the Holy Spirit speaks to believers in the New Testament are not usually described as a audible form of communication.
Ordinary Circumstances We can experience God in ordinary circumstances: in a stunning sunrise or a quiet subway ride. Form realistic expectations for yourself. So, how does one hear the Holy Spirit? We sense that separation, that distance from God because of our sin. Accepting yourself for who you are will help you feel better about yourself and your life. Are you a caring person? In the same way every individual who has not been born of the Spirit of God has no knowledge or contact with God, and with the things of heaven and eternity. For this reason, I should be expectantly attentive in every moment of every ordinary day. This 40-day study will take you on a journey to experience God's presence every day.
When we choose to live there and hide away under His shadow, staying in constant communion with Him, we can remain peaceful, even when circumstances may not be. Ordinary Circumstances We can experience God in ordinary circumstances: in a stunning sunrise or a quiet subway ride. You read his word and you find all of God's qualities. How is God present in a certain experience? So, a life that is personally connected with God is a life that is dedicated to pursuing Him. We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators.