Then recently I began to desire to experience everything God has for me. Reading the book of Acts and and 1 Corinthians inspired me to seek God again about this gift. Listening to Rob's preaching has inspired me to, "Be being filled." In one of his messages, he shared how he experiences God's manifest presence every day and said if he didn't he would feel very lonely.
My husband has been speaking in tongues since he was saved, back in the 80's in a rather Pentecostal church. He says, " Tongues is easy, just open up your mouth and start moving your tongue and just speak whatever comes." Okay, so then I read a devotional by Joseph Prince and he talked of the benefits of praying in tongues to your health, and that was the final thing I needed to hear. So I have been seeking the Lord to pour out His Spirit on me and allow me to sense His manifest presence, this has been a regular heart's cry as of late. Well, He answered me!
Last night I was in bed longing for some much needed sleep. The past several nights the baby has been up alot in the night and Keith has been snoring, quite intensely(at least he's getting some sleep!).....so I was quite frustrated about this re-occuring arrangement and I began to pray for God to pour out His Spirit on me, and I opened my mouth and began to pray in tongues, for the first time, and I became so relaxed and it was so cool as I prayed in tongues, I subconsciously prayed, so I could understand, that God would let me sense His Presence, and as I lay there, He came, and gave me a sweet taste of intimacy with Him. I was so encouraged and full of joy. Next thing I remember, I woke up after sleeping soundly the whole night! No baby waking me up and no husband snoring to keep me up! Thank you Lord for meeting me and for giving me my heart's desire.
I share this story to encourage others, and hopefully you will see that my fears and lack of comfortability with this gift have been melted away by God's faithfulness to me, to pursue this gift. Tongues is so that we can edify ourselves.....how cool is that, God gave us this manifestation to build ourselves up!!!
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