Are you Spirit-sensitive?

In recent months I have been compelled to go a little deeper in my own spiritual journey with the Holy Spirit. I am seeking not only for His Power and Presence to be manifested in my life… I am looking for His Personality to be seen in and through my life… in other words, I’m looking for the enduring evidence of the Spirit’s presence to be clearly seen in my everyday life.

Let’s face it, most of what we do on a day-to-day basis is very non-spiritual in nature. Not that it’s “un-spiritual” as if oppossed to the things of God. Simply non-spiritual, or devoid of the Spirit’s activity and leading. I mean, we can get up and go through our daily routines like eating breakfast, taking a shower, brushing our teeth, going through our mail, thinking about the day ahead, so on and so forth, and never really consider the Spirit’s presence with us. Quite simply, we are usually overwhelmed with the mundane or the basic routine of life.

But something deep within my heart craves an encounter with the Holy Spirit that is “real”, authentic, genuine, and attractive to outsiders. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with the stuff of life, I want to be more overwhelmed with an awareness of the Spirit’s presence not only with me, but in me!

The Psalmist, David penned the following:

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

Like David, I want to be so completely sensitive to the Spirit’s presence with me that I live every day with the knowledge that He is always right there with me, strengthening and encouraging me, equipping me for whatever He leads me to do, and especially… loving other people through me when I can’t find the will or the strength to do so myself.

“Holy Spirit come! Fill me. Empower me. Renew me. And yes, Overwhelm me with your Presence!”

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6 thoughts on “Are you Spirit-sensitive?

  1. Thank you Pastor,

    YES !

    as we ask him through prayer and become aware more and more of the Holy Spirit, ” search for me with all your heart and you will find me ‘ the Lord My Father has promised to draw us closer to him, he not only will provide for our Journey in this life, but also change us as we become closer to him until the day we are together with him where he is. Our task is to simply believe in him, seek him daily, allow him to be who he is that what so ever we ask in his name he will perform the doing of it, that includes our daily routine and understanding the presence of the Holy Spirits working in our lives. Praise him for he who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it in you. That is my hearts song, my coming closer to his presence song, knowing that he is working everything out even though I can not sometimes understand him. God began a good work in me ” not me” he chose to have compassion on me as I once asked Jesus into my heart, and he is still bringing me to completion, I can add nothing to it or take away from it, I am his creation he will do the performance and complete me. I so long for his embrace once again even to take away this earthly breath as I stand in awe of him.

  2. I recently listened to a sermon on this very topic. It was based on Ex 33

    Exodus 33:13-15 NIV If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.

    The challenge in the sermon was if God’s presence does not go before even in “every day life”, then why would we want to go forward.

  3. Good morning Pastor.
    This is a timely topic.
    It is my understanding that the Savior saves (redeems, buys) us from our guilt under the LAW through his perfect payment as the perfect sacrifice. But, are we to ignore the LAW? By LAW I refer to the 10 Commandments, and to the 613 rules–all of which were given to Moses.
    Didn’t the Savior say HE did not come to change the LAW, not a jot nor a tittle?
    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    I only recently found this site and so apologize for the much delayed response to your initial post.

    • Wow, I apologize for not responding sooner. I had taken a Sabbatical from blogging for a few months and just now have logged in to my site. Anyway, thank you for your comments. To try to respond to your question… All I was attempting to say is that by following the two most important commands (loving God and loving people) we actually will be in a better position to fulfill the Law and the Prophets, just as Jesus stated His purpose was… not to abolish the Law but to fulfill them. And how do we do this? By loving God completely, and loving people deeply. In fact, when we break down the 10 Commandments, we see that the first four deal directly with our relationship to God, and the last six deal with our relationship to man. I trust this helps clarify my statements.

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