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Angels Discipleship Intercession Joy Prayer Presence of God

Setting the Presence of God

King David set the Presence of God at his right hand. See Psalm 16:8, Acts 2:25. You can do this by sincere intention and prayer, too!

Angels do what God says. God has said, many times (use your Internet search engine for this if you want examples), “Be holy.”

That is, be set apart, be consecrated.

So…say what God says. Say what God said. Be what God says to be, do what God says to do. Discover what happens!

Considering this meditatively while at an electronic church meeting, someone (K.) spoke of a need for the Presence of God for someone else, someone close to her.

So if we can set the Presence of God for ourselves as King David did, if we can say what God said – it is likely angels may help.

I had a micro-vision: Four angels at corners of my property, with Temple with Presence of God in the Temple. Four angels around me personally, at corners of the Temple.

You are the Temple of God. You literally carry God’s Presence.

Angels who worship often carry the Presence of God and the atmosphere of heaven in a powerful way. Help make the experience of the Presence of God stronger where you are, too. In worship services. In church. In the Temple of God — in you!

Why not pray for someone, and set the Presence in and around where they are personally. Their personal space. Their car. Where they live. Where they work. Such prayer is called intercession.

Intercede!

–This is for K. Keep praying!

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Discipleship, Getting Help

Ask

Help is available. Our Lord will help, and is glad to do so.

Our part is to Ask. Simply Ask.

Ask with openness, with readiness to receive.

Too many times in my own life I have struggled, worried, been in pain that was not necessary.

As soon as I remembered to Ask, help came. Quickly and well, such help came.

I teach people to do this, and I still can too easily forget to Ask.

And when I do remember, and Ask, help comes.

Ask. Be sincere, deeply open, ready to receive and maybe even to learn.

Help will come. Our Lord is good, and generous. So Ask.

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Discipleship Joy

Overwhelm – When Grief or any other Feelings are Too Strong

My wife of 50+ years died, unexpectedly. Grief was strong, and later, too long. I discovered something that helped wonderfully. I wonder how much what I found can help you….

Grief or other feelings can be too strong and last so long that the pain is overwhelming. Life is interfered with. I tried some experiments that made a huge change, and I encourage you to experiment and explore too – to see what works for you and how well it works.

This seems to work well with every kind of overwhelm I’ve experienced and experimented with. I believe this will help you, too; and it’s easy!

So…what experiments have I tried that helped so much? Simple ones.

  1. I asked Holy Spirit to fill me more, or to be filled more with Holy Spirit. Gladly received by faith. Not a big deal – just asking. Holy Spirit came, gently and quietly. Grief was still present, but became pretty small – and quite manageable. I still felt what I need to feel without denial. And without grief overwhelming my life.
  2. I remembered to put the Kingdom of God first. Sometimes right standing with God and Kingdom of God first. All my values automatically re-ordered. Correctly and well. And Grief stopped being at the top as when I was caught up in Grief and inadvertently made an idol out of it.

Both of these approaches worked well. Every time. That’s amazing.

I’m wondering what other human experiences can be improved by doing these things – I look forward to more exploration and experimentation.

It is wonderful that now I find I am automatically applying asking for more of Holy Spirit at other times when I become unresourceful. Other kinds of pain are helped and the habit is spreading. Feels like this spreading is automatic. This is better than I expected.

I wonder what will happen when you experiment with this. I’d love to learn, and to hear from you.

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Joy

Joy in the Morning

This morning when I woke, I spoke out loud, gently, and said, “Good morning”. To each, by name: Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. I do not recall having ever done this before.

I suddenly noticed – I was filled with joy!

I am eager to address the Trinity more often. To experiment and explore what happens.

If you do something like this, I would love to learn what you experience what you are able to notice.

May you have joy in the morning!