But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23 KJV
Lately, I have been having close encounters with God in my car, bathroom, hallway, and kitchen. God has been pressing my spirit in ways I have never felt before. At first, I was afraid to worship God in these “uncommon” settings. Growing up in a house of unorthodox believers we knew that church was the main place to worship God. My idea of church was certainly a building where people came together to sing, pray, shout, and cry. But then God started giving my mother an urge to worship around the house.
I’ll never forget the days when I would come home to find my mother on the kitchen floor weeping and thanking the Lord for all He had done. Or the times when she’d be cleaning the floors and break out shouting “Hallelujah” and praise dancing. As a young teenager I’d stand or sit quietly saying within myself “Thank you Lord. Thank you Jesus.” I always wondered how she felt being in such deep worship. Or how was the inward experience because the outward sometimes seemed as if she would jump right out of her skin!
Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name.” But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not hold back. Jeremiah 20:9 KJV
When I prayed one day for the Holy Spirit to fill me with His presence I had no idea that His “fire” would transform my life. All I knew is that I wanted that intimate experience my mother kept having and I wanted to feel that peace.
Throughout the bible Jesus talks about “living water”. He mentioned that His well would never run dry and no man would thirst again with His living water.
It’s time for a purge. The Lord wants to wash you and the Holy Spirit wants to fill you with His fire. Don’t hold back. Don’t resist. Let the Lord have His way in you. You will never be the same.
Pray this prayer:
You are the living well. Your water never runs dry. You are the peace that I have been longing for. Fill me Holy Spirit because I desire to be changed by you. I can’t make it on my own. I fail if I don’t have you. Transform my mind and my life. Please forgive me for all the wrong I’ve done. I know that you love me because you died for me. Thank you for hearing my prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.