Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Awe of God
My Jesus experiences that are very common, are foreign to some in my class, and even those in my church. There is a list of them, from healing to falling under the power, tongues to prophecy, I have seen it all. It doesn't make me special, just experienced at the very least, and bit more intimate with God too. I have even been called a heretic - LOL! I take teaching very seriously, but some days I just want all of God, and I'm going there.
I met a guy in the class that has been saved for less than a year. God pulled him out of heroin addiction, and set his feet on the Rock. I prayed for him and he experienced Jesus in a very new way. After the class he caught me in the hallway, "I thought all this was mumbo jumbo!" he said. He began to be somewhat emotional too. On his lips were words he couldn't find to describe the intimacy with God he just experienced.
I don't know about you, but I live to experience God. Jesus gave me the keys to the Kingdom, and one of them really turned me on!
I had actually started Fire & Grace to write about me and Jesus. We have quite a few years together now, and I very much enjoy Him. I traveled as a missionary in Brazil and Norway, and let's just say what I saw happen there, if it happened in most US churches, folks would be freaked out. Can you imagine the presence of God so heavy that no one could stand in the sanctuary?
God is so much more amazing in real life than you can get in 3 or 4 worship tunes, a 45 minute sermon and a cup of cold coffee.
Me I want to be in awe of God, not walking around unsure of my faith, my eternal home, and missing out on the love and power of God as he expresses himself through the Holy Spirit.
How about you, have you experienced God as deeply as you hope to, or are you good where you are?