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.