Facts of living by faith may cause an individual to worry or doubt the possibility of absolute confidence in God. That is not an unusual feeling. 1 John 14:1-5 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits to see whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, but one who does not share the fact is not of God.
Those of us who have had a sudden realization of the moment of truth know that it is a liberating, joyful, and sensational experience. The presence of God’s spirit will shock and surprise the senses even when we think we are prepared to receive a touch from Him. One morning as I lay awake, I felt a comforting surge of assurance. In amazement I prayed, Lord, I am with you alone without a care in this world. As I made myself adjust and focused my attention, a calming quietness brushed over my soul and I became a listener. My soul had to be still. I had no conversation for a while because more important now was the very presence of God. It was so personal. Things started falling into place. My blood pressure was normal, my glucose level was appropriate, and I had no pain. Now I am restful, calm and pliant, available to be obedient to His directions; ready to live by faith today.
The more we obey the spirit of God the easier it becomes to recognize his presence. Everyone knows what it feels like to be comforted so, it is unmistakable when the Comforter comes. What we ask of God often comes attached to unexpected blessings when we trust him to know our needs. At times he is liable to ignore our petition to present something better. He knows our pure needs.
Like my day of Pentecost, I get sudden realizations and revelations which increase my faith. My decision to follow Jesus led me to a revival where teaching went on each day and night. I went there out of curiosity and to sing: but singing meant being touched by God because I never sang without crying as the Spirit was waiting to enter my heart. I didn’t know that I had been forgiven until that special unspeakable evening when the glory of His presence filled me to a point of overflowing “rivers of living water”.
“Precious memories how they linger, how they ever flood my soul. In the stillness of the midnight precious sacred scenes unfold.”
Jesus is waiting to enter your heart dear one wherever you are. Even if you think so, there is nothing in this world to keep you apart. You can begin living by faith without condemnation. I won’t try to deceive you into thinking that the things of life will go away but there is safety living in this world with a Savior, a Comforter, the Spirit of the Living God! A great way to live is with anticipation of someone greater controlling the issues of life. Our great almighty God alone is in control!