As you try praying, God overwhelms your life with his love. He frees you to live life to the full.
When God Breaks Through
When God breaks through, people are awestruck. Life is never the same again. They see something that was always there, but they had never noticed.
A process of change begins which affects how they think and what they do.
The Bible is full of stories of people who had experiences of God. One man describes what he saw and heard. It was so profound and real that the doorposts of the building shook and the place was filled with smoke. He writes, “I saw God, seated on a throne – high, exalted.” He saw other beings and heard words being called out, “Holy, holy, holy, is God almighty, the whole earth is full of his glory.” He realised that God was holy and that, in stark contrast, he and his society were foul mouthed and sinful.
Overwhelmed by Love
Another man describes a common experience: being overwhelmed by love.
He writes, “Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”
Many people think that the consequence of following Jesus is a life that is boring and dull. So they are stunned by his words when he said he had come to give life and life to the full.
We may not have a dramatic experience of God. We certainly cannot demand it. But knowing that he loves us and that he is holy have a profound effect on us. They are the foundation of a relationship with him that changes our whole life now – and for eternity.
This life is not all there is and a bright future awaits those who believe. These words give us a glimpse of things to come:
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
Something you can do today…
God I would like to have an experience of your love. I want to live my life with you, trusting your love and knowing that you are holy.
Go to a place where you can see a view and pray, “God you are bigger than this world and bigger than my biggest thought of you. So I want you to be the biggest thing in my life.”
Keep Praying For
- Your big issue – the area in your life where you most want God to work.
- Others – your friend or family member who needs help.
© There is Hope 2015.
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