Plugging In

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The Spirit is mysterious. We don’t really know how it works. It is supernatural. It works on a plane we can’t see or touch or really understand.

Ask someone how to get in tune with the Spirit and you’ll get different answers, all of which might be correct, but all individual to the person’s experience.

We’re told in the Bible that the Spirit is God. It is our comforter. It convicts us of sin. It is with us.

Some denominations believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and evidence of it is speaking in tongues.

Some denominations don’t really talk about the Holy Spirit at all. Maybe they’re afraid of being like the other denominations.

I can only speak of my experience. I’m not one to attribute things to God that may or may not be Him. I don’t see God every time I get a good parking space or have a good hair day. But some things I have to lean in His direction. Some times I sense His hand in subtle ways. Opportunities that come from out of nowhere. Confirmations that I’m on the right path. Gentle smiles as if to say, “Good job. Keep going.” Phrases that keep popping up. “Not starting over. Moving forward.”

And in my life, it often starts with obedience. And that does not always come easy. First, I have to slow down enough to hear Him. Then, act on what I hear. When I do, things start happening. It’s like I’ve picked up the electrical cord and plugged it into the socket. I’m finally connected to the energy source. Things happen that I don’t expect, I don’t plan. But I see doors open, some of which I didn’t even know were there.

There are times of waiting. Sometimes long times when I don’t hear Him or sense Him. But that’s when we get stronger, according to Isaiah. “Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord.” We’re getting stronger for the next thing. The next time I hear Him. I obey. Plug in. And things happen. One thing at a time.

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