Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Holy Spirit is teaching me truths!!

I am in awe of the Lord and His word, I'm constantly amazed that the word is alive! I find it thrilling and exciting how the Holy Spirit will guide me, gently leading me to truths in my prayer life. And then later when I'm read the word, I will find that same truth written! You see the word is alive!! This is how I test the spirit to make sure it's the Holy Spirit leading me, when he reveals a truth to me in prayer I then come across it in the word. Then it's confirmed that it was the Holy Spirit!

I noticed I could do this since I first picked up my Bible after March 15th. When I first became filled with the Holy Spirit I spent days walking around my house in circles writing what was being revealed to me and I was shocked when I picked up the Bible and saw what I was writing was in the word!

I later read how John (in 1 John) says to test the spirits to see if they are from God.

I also notice how the Holy Spirit has put in me a ferocious appetite for the word. I can't get enough, I feast and feast on the word and this only makes me want more!! I feel so alive when I'm reading the word; I now see why I shouldn't separate myself for very long from it. And then I notice how it's not enough to just read it, I must act on what I read!!!

James 1:22-24 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

There are so many truths hidden in the word I find it mind boggling! I'm so hungry for the word I'm reading as fast as I can, and yet passages just blow me away and I keep going back and reading again and again and holding the words in my heart and delighting!! Yet I want to press on to learn more, yet there is so much!! I can spend a lifetime learning all the little hidden truths in the word! Isn't that an exciting thought!! I want to consume the word, ingest it, I really can't get enough!

My heartfelt prayer; Oh Lord I can't get enough of you! I'm so hungry for you and your word! Help me Lord, help me to find the time to study your word and draw close to you! Start a fire in my soul and burn out everything that is useless to you and your glory! Use me Lord for your glory, for your kingdom! Give me tasks Lord, I don't care how hidden they are or how far from earthly glory and recognition they are, I only ask to work for the advancement of your kingdom! Thank you Lord!

1 comment:

Kristy Dykes said...

Beautiful post, Jennifer. Today, I heard from two of your blog readers. One is my cousin. Here's what she said: I've been being so inspired by Jennifer's blog. WOW. She is on fire. I have cried and laughed and prayed with her since you sent me her web address.

Another is your cousin Amy. She said your writings have encouraged her in some areas. She also said you sound just like Mother (Grace). She said, "Remember how excited Grandma always got about the Lord? Jennifer sounds just like her."

Neat, huh?

Keep writing, girl. I always said you had the gift.
Love, Mom