Many of us know what it feels like to experience the presence of Holy Spirit. However, there are a lot of individuals who have never experienced or are unsure of a Holy Spirit presence.
We know Holy Spirit manifests in different ways to different people. I thought it would be nice to help those who do know, have an idea of the presence of Holy Spirit. By sharing how Holy Spirit revealing Himself in our lives, we are helping others experience the beautiful presence of Holy Spirit. Let us make Holy Spirit be reality in as many lives as we can.
My goal is to compile a list of the various ways people experience Holy Spirit and make it available to people free of charge.
Leave a comment by sharing your experience of what it feels like. Imagine how many people lives can be touched when they read your experience. We are blessed if we have experienced so let us be a blessing to someone.
Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
There is absolute no right or wrong way, please do not be shy, be a blessing to someone by sharing your experience.
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The Comforter bringer of Joy. The Lord is our comforter in the time of trouble. It is time to apply the Word of GOD.
Applying :The Word of GOD is as Sweet as PIE (His Principle, His Instruction, His Empowerment)
Understanding the Word
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:19
Principle: a Comforter
Instruction: bringer of Joy
Empowerment: His ability to cause us to rise above anxiety
Today we are definitely in trying times. Who would have thought this experience would happen in our lifetime. We are trying to figure out who is to blame for all of this. Who can we trust with the information being conveyed? Overwhelming feelings are coming upon many. How do we tame these feelings of anxiety? There is no one solution to copying with this devastation.
However those who are believers of Christ or those looking for a shelter from the storm, I give & point you to the Christian Bible. Some call Him GOD or YEHOVAH, others know Him as Father, Friend, Lord. Whichever we reference His name, He wants us to know as declared in Ps94:19 He is our comforter. Our Comforter bringer of joy.
Activating the Word
Throughout the Bible, it is mentioned that trials and tribulations will come, that we do not escape even as Christians. However, those who seek and know Him, will understand His desire to be our comforter and His will is to bring us internal joy. Not joy based on material or external things but a joy that assures that no matter the situation that we were created with a purpose one that needs to be fulfilled in the earth. Realizing this helps us look beyond our circumstances and begin to seek out and fulfill that which we are divinely called and destined to fulfill. So take joy in knowing there is assignment heaven is waiting for you to fulfill.
Psalm 34:8O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Mental Health Benefits
When it comes to reading, comprehending, applying the
scripture, it never occurred to me the impact it would have on my mental
stability. Many read the bible because we
feel it pleases GOD or puts us in good standings with the LORD. The truth is GOD gave us His book so we can
have a journey that allows us to have peace of mind, confidence and trust in
Him and receive the love He has for us.
The bible is meant to transform our life for the better, removing guilt,
shame and fear. Guilt, shame, and fear are
the root foundation that causes some of us to have unstable minds, plagued with
depression and worry.
A recent study, Barna revealed that 6 out of 10 adults who
read the Bible said that it has transformed their life.
Barna Group defines a “Bible User” as an “individual who reads, listens to or prays with the Bible on their own at least 3-4 times a year, outside of a church service or church event. 61% of the “Bible users” said that each time they read scripture they realize their need for God. 50% of these people said that reading the Bible increases their desire to know God.
Mental Health Research
According to Mayo Clinical Proceedings, a majority of the nearly 350 studies of physical health and 850 studies of mental health that have used religious and spiritual variables have found that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes.
Our religion and spirituality can greatly impact our mental and physical health. As believers in Christ, the word of GOD aligns us with the Will of GOD for our lives. It is documented that the words associated with the bible give the rooted Christian connectedness, hope, optimism, trust and purpose which boost our mental health. Other powerful words and value systems of the bible such as compassion, forgiveness and gratefulness help empower us mentally. These words help greatly decreased stress and increased resiliency.
Mental Health Stability
When we as Christians truly see GOD as a higher power in control of our destiny it will drive us to seek, read and hear His Word daily, this is when revelations become natural and daily additives in us. Faith does not come by going to church on Sundays but by daily working and walking the word of GOD. Research shows that most who use their religion as a daily tool has a strong internal sense of control. According to Dr. Harold Koenig of Duke University contends that as people pray, and ask God for guidance, they feel a sense of control over their situation and emotions, helping them cope with depression and anxiety. As Christian we must put great emphasis on reading the bible for understanding and direction.
The Word of God Creates and Sustains Life – (John 10:10) – Our roadmap to a better life. A life in which we do not live in anxiety. Knowing we are not alone.
The Word of GOD leads us to freedom – (John 8:32) – Gives us the assurance that GOD is rooting for us. He desires the best for us. Removing confusion and fret. Living GOD Will for us that takes us from glory to glory.
The Word helps shape a positive attitude – (Romans 12:2) – Though obstacles may be all around us, knowing that GOD has given victory to those that trust in Him.
The Word helps us take control of our Feelings and Emotions. – (Proverbs 16:32) – Removing an emotional rollercoaster. The Word of the LORD is no respecter of person, He delights in giving His sons and daughters good gifts.
The Word permits us to take time out – (Psalm 91:1-2) – The LORD expects us to slow down and smell the roses, after all He made those things for us to enjoy.
The Word helps us confront our fears – (Isaiah 41:13) –The bible gives many examples of people who overcame their fears and gained abundantly in life.
The Word helps us avoid dangerous addictions – (Hebrews 4:12) – His word cautions us to the false and temporary things of this earth that eventually will cause us harm.
The Word of GOD is a support system that has you in mind – (Exodus 15:2) – His word reminds us that He will never leave or forsake those that have a heart for Him. He made everything for His good pleasure
The Word nourishes and grows your character – (Romans 5:4-6) – Instructs us how to manifest the word in our life. Going from pieces to Peace. Building endurance to victory
The word encourages you to see the big picture – (1 Peter 5:10) – Change our perspective to be more Christ-like.
We can now see that the bible is so much more than a good read, but leads us into positive character, peace of mind and a freed identity. See the bible as a book of process, progress, and prosperity. Begin to understand and apply the scriptures to daily living experience elevation. This definitely worked for me taking me from a place of insecurity to a place of not fearing to dream big.