January 16, 2012
John Wesley has a well known line in his journal about his conversion to becoming a follower of Christ. He says that as he sat listening to someone reading some words of Martin Luther, “my heart was strangely warmed.” He was feeling the presence of God. How often have you felt such a presence. I believe that God’s presence is available to us at all times, yet we miss experiencing it most of the time. This can be learned. We can practice the historical spiritual disciplines to draw closer to God.
January 10, 2012
Have you ever had it where you read a page of a book two or three times but haven’t the foggiest idea what you read? This can often happen when we are reading God’s Word, the Bible. Of course the spiritual realm is highly concerned with keeping us from being influenced by the Word. So, one practice that help get it to sink into our spirits is to rewrite it in our own words. This causes the mind to do more that push the eyes over the words, but to really think about them.