For the last few years the Lord has allowed for me to suffer great loss in finances and in my career as a church-planting pastor.
On the other hand, the Lord has not only provided for all of our material needs, the Lord has also taught us many spiritual and philosophical lessons regarding His Church, the denominations, and the reasons behind the behavior and motivations of individual Christians.
But one of the greatest lessons that The Master has taught me is that most of my own mistakes have been based on making life-affecting decisions without consulting Him. Of this I have been very guilty- yet forgiven by God’s grace.
But one of the greatest lessons that The Master has taught me is that most of my own mistakes have been based on making life-affecting decisions without consulting Him.
For several weeks, I have been asking my Spiritual Master (Lord Jesus) to give me direction as to how to be useful in His Kingdom. Of course, what my heart meant was that I have come to the point of finally wanting to obey Him fully and consult Him for every aspect of my life and ministry.
Yesterday afternoon and evening I spent about 4 hrs before my Lord practicing different forms of meditation and giving my complete and unrestrained attention to Christ.
I felt great by the time I came to have dinner, but even then I had not received a special word from Christ.
I have come to the point of finally wanting to obey Him fully and consult Him for every aspect of my life and ministry.
After some family time, I went to bed in peace after saying my bedtime prayers. As I laid in bed, I meditated for a little while until my mind was ready to release my body to enjoy sweet sleep, so I delved in and woke up at 2:30am to use the restroom.
When I returned, I sat on my bed, enjoying the silence and the soft humming sound of the air conditioner. I contemplated on the Lord for a moment and prayed: “My dear Lord, I ask you that if it possible to please speak to me and give me direction. Amen.” And promptly went to sleep.
As the dawn was rising, a slim man appeared to me on my right side with bronze skin, white comfy clothes and focused on me, although I was not allowed to see His face.
He gently showed me visions of scenarios of my life without judging me- but more than that, He showed me the core of my heart and where I need to continue to change. He also showed me the perspective of others and how that clashes with the ways I have been programmed to see myself.
Wow…The things the Lord gently showed me through visions transcended my own thoughts and projections. His Teaching pierced my heart and all I could say was: “Amen Lord.”
So…this is what I want to tell you dear friend. God is more than a fuzzy experience and all the philosophical gymnastics of all the religionists that try to control and/or suppress the Truth.
If you are seeking for a Guru that speaks with words beyond this dimension, then that “Spiritual Master” is Lord Jesus.
In fact, I recommend that seekers who are interested in knowing once and for all if Lord Jesus is everything He says He is, and more- to CALL ON THE NAME OF YESHUA (Yeshua means Jesus in Hebrew).
If you call on Him persistently and sincerely He will answer you beyond what your mind could ever imagine.
Romans 1:18- I am the living one. I died, but look–I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.