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We all come before God in our own way. Some read the Word; others write their prayers. The blog today is a simple outline of approaches that will be further discussed in future blogs. When I have practiced these as the Spirit leads me, I have experienced the sweetness of His Presence in tangible ways. Sometimes I have felt deeply loved; other times beauty covered everything; He often gives me a shake or a feeling of spiritual water passing through me. Especially soothing is the sense of rich spiritual oil easing my anxiety. Time can lapse without my awareness.  He may whisper a phrase or remain quiet. I might receive an image of myself doing something that He has planned. Every way that He comes is good and lovely. He comes to some people with clear imagery and to others, speaking at length. Sometimes He is present, but cannot be felt. Other times His peace simply rests in the room.

I encourage you, pursue Him so that you might know His nature through personal experience.

Topics for future comments will include some of the following:

Invite Him to come and wait for Him to confirm His presence

Allow Him to control how the time is spent

Be generous with praise and thanksgiving

Pray the scriptures

Use music to inspire

Actively fight evil

Keep a soft heart by responding to the needs of others

Apply the blood of Jesus

Examine your heart and repent as needed

If you have the gift to speak in tongues, use it

Petition and intercede as lead

Allow Him to rest within you

Avoid begging and whining

Declare what He will do

Express your trust

Listen

Love

 

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