The Miracle of Experiencing God in Prayer /
1. Be still to know. Many wonder why they do not experience the deeper things that I talk about in prayer. I compare it to enjoying a forest. If you want to experience something much larger and more dynamic than yourself ; U must be still for a while. Not only can you not hear the birds and the animals when you are moving. They will not move, when you are. A little different but same concept really is there to be discovered with God in prayer. The stiller we get (& I don’t mean asleep) the more, The Spirit will move and the more we can experience Him! Psalm 46:10. New Living Translation. 10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
2. Something that keeps people from coming to God in prayer is the limitation of their reason.
Faith’s reasonable but can’t B obtained only by reason/Spirit’s an indescribable life essence only realized ccommunig with Spirit/Faith’s achoice/God absolutely wont let u reason 2Him That’s why a lot of children have an innate understanding of God-while adults struggle.
Isaiah 55:8 New International Version
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
New Living Translation
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
3. Faith is not foolish. Faith is also not possible to define. It is reasonable but above reason. Everybody asks for proof that God exists. And they ask everybody but God for it. When God reveals Himself 2 u n prayer & u receive Him; you will find release from your doubts. This will allow you to experience Him more intimately. (Both important. Both are important guidance signs)
Proverbs 16:22 ESV Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools
4. The Bible read for Spiritual Enlightenment blesses-balances & deepens prayer.
I regularly refer to the Bible for guidance. It is the greatest literary source of spiritual wealth that anyone can ever find. God inspired it. So it comes from the best source. And all kinds of people wrote it and lived it. So it is relevant to us.
The Bible says in 1 Jn. 3:2 Condensed Paraphrase “When we see Him, we will be like Him, because seeing Him will change us completely.” This is A Glorious Hope that all believers in Christ share.
But not only can we have this Glorious Hope to see Jesus later/More thanthat/What a wonderful blessing-God allows us 2 come n2 His Presence & floods our being with His Holy Spirit through Jesus-when we pray. He will do this even in the NOW. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” –
2 Corinthians 6:2
1st John 3:2 when we see him we will be like him because seeing him will change us completely.” One of the reasons it is so wonderful to think about 1 Jn. 3:2 is that we can be assured that seeing Jesus will change us completely. In other words; seeing Christ solves the deepest issues in our life. If we can but see Him, in all of our concerns; then life becomes not just a mortal shell but a Divine miracle.
5- Prayer can give us something greater than things from God. It in give us God Himself.
One of the most wonderful things about #Prayer is that God will actually allow us into His Holy Presence through The Holy Spirit, when we pray. What a wonderful blessing!
“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (NIV)
And what an amazing thing to be in His presence. He’s Good, Holy-Pure, Righteous, Loving, Mighty, True, Merciful, Understanding-Compassionate, Perfect, Glorious & Real. So then an important part of prayer is when we really experience God for Who He is..
“• God does not want us to know ABOUT Him. He wants us to know Him personally. We are His children. He seeks fellowship with us through Christ. God’s Spirit is a Person. The same complex powers that constitute person-hood in us are present in The Holy Spirit, but to an infinitely greater extent
The Holy Spirit is not an it. He is not a force. He is not a power. He exerts force and He has power. But He is beyond the power He uses. The Holy Spirit wants you to know Him as a person. He will reveal Himself to you in this way, if you ask Him to.””This kind of communication with God must include praise, because of how wonderful He is.
“’I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’” (NIV)
One of my favorite songs is a children’s song. “Jesus loves me this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” God also witnesses this to me (& others) who open up to The Holy Spirit. The love of Jesus is available to you in prayer, through the presence and Person of The Holy Spirit. Especially through the portal of Prayer. May you find this miracle today.