Monday, March 25, 2013

Stepping Into A New Room

Thank you for taking the time to read my Blog.  My intention is to provide you with some "road markers" to help you in your journey into private worship.  I believe what I am about to share with you will encourage you to keep on pressing in.

The experience I am about to describe to you took place Wednesday, March 20.  Earlier that day as I was trying to determine how the Lord wanted me to spend my time with Him, I was impressed to spend some extended time in private worship.  For those of you who think that is all I do, that is not the case.  I try to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Ghost and spend my time with Him as He directs.  This day that meant giving extended time to worship.

My time today began as usual, somewhat dry and uneventful.  You just have to train yourself to get used to that aspect of private worship.  If you are looking for feelings, I'm sorry to say, you will most likely be disappointed.  Private Worship is a kind of discipline in which you should not begin with preconceived ideas of what your time with Him will be like.  Instead, just expect the usual and then when something exceptional happens rejoice because it will probably be a while before something else happens.

So, as I sat and did my best to focus all my attention on the Lord, the minutes turned into hours.  Then, something seemed to begin to change.  It was like I was surrounded by what I can only describe as figures in some kind of white gowns.  No, I did not see any faces and I wasn't seeing them in the natural, but rather in the spirit.  As I looked at the line of figures suddenly, I was looking at Jesus and it was like I stepped out of one room and into another.  As I looked at Jesus, again in the spirit, this overwhelming sense of "no fear" came over me and I new for that split second that he could send me anywhere in the world without any fear at all, none.  My emotions seemed to be suspended and fear was absolutely no where to be seen.  I knew for those few seconds what it felt like to be in His presence and be totally free of fear.  It was an amazing few seconds.

Afterwards, I had the opportunity to share this event with Pastor Dave Roberson who explained how my experience was like the one he had where he stepped into that room from a moment.

This is what is available if you are willing to press in and not stop.  For me, I believe this is just the beginning of what is available.  I want to encourage you to keep on and don't stop because it is definitely worth the investment.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pain Free With Private Worship

I am so excited to share the following account with you because I know that this truth has the potential to change your life forever.  The reason for my excitement is because what I'm about to share is not a theory that I think will work for you, but is in fact something that I have experienced for myself.

I am learning more and more about the potential available in "Private Worship".  You will notice that I'm not someone who feels the need to post something just for the sake of posting.  I'm not on any kind of schedule.  I only post something when I learn new benefits available through "Private Worship".  Personally, I am a little wary when there appears to be some need to post every little thing that happens or every little thought that dances through someone's mind.  But, that might just be me.

That being said, here is what I have learned.  One morning earlier this week symptoms suddenly began to come on me which I have become all too familiar with over the years.  From time to time, for no reason that I know of, my vision will begin to be impaired.  My field of vision becomes very limited and a good portion of my line of sight is blurred.  Once this begins, I know that it is only a matter of time before I am experiencing intense pain in my head.  In the past, I have come against the symptoms and told them to leave me, but almost always I have ended up with the severe headache, anyway.

The enemy loves to build on those kind of prior experiences.  It is his desire to convince us that there is something seriously wrong with us by building a case in our minds with real life experience as our evidence.  As we sit there right in the middle of an attack the devil will remind us of how we have had these same symptoms for years and how they are not going away but, instead, they are getting worse.  Whether or not they are actually getting worse is not the point,  the point is that to reinforce his case he wants you to believe they are getting worse.

As I sat in my chair at my desk, the headache began.  Understand, these headaches aren't like regular headaches.  I guess they might be in the category of being considered a migraine.  I hesitate to get into "labels" because people can get all hung up on thinking they have to have a name for something in order to get rid of it and that is not the case.  I honestly don't know what it is that attacks my head this way.  I know what the devil wants me to believe.  The devil wants me to believe that the same thing that attacked my older brother when he was a child is the same thing attacking me.  He had a brain tumor at age 2 which ended in his death.  Now, I can either live in fear of something like that trying to attack me, or I can do what is necessary to stay alive and fulfill my call.

So, what did I do?  I walked into our family room and sat down on the couch and put something over my eyes to block the light because of the pain and I started to worship the Lord.  I was not thanking Him for healing me, per say, I was just worshipping the Lord.  All I said was, "I worship you Jesus".  I know that sounds too simple, but that is exactly what I did.  All the while this movie is playing in my mind of this thing progressing to something much worse.  I usually take aspirin the moment my vision becomes impaired because I know what is coming.  This time, I did not.  This time I went another route. To my own surprise, I never took any aspirin.  I am not opposed to medicine.  Take whatever you need to take.  But, ask yourself this, if at some time there is no medicine that will correct whatever is wrong with you will you have enough faith in something other than the medicine to heal you?  That is the question that came up inside of me.  So, I continued to sit and worship Jesus.  Then, the most amazing thing happened.  Suddenly, the pain just simply left.  You have to understand, this kind of pain would usually last for quite a while and generally I would just try to sleep it off.  Not this time, suddenly, I took the cover off my eyes and the pain was gone.  Glory to God.  Simply worshipping the Lord has brought me to the place that right in the midst of an attack I can raise my hands and worship Him and the pain will disappear.  That is some very good news.

I am so excited by this new discovery.  I know that there is unlimited potential available to us in "Private Worship".  We just need to tap into it for ourselves.

~ Blessings      
This BLOG is the detailed Journal of my Experience and Journey Into Private Worship

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