A strange thing has happened in my spirit lately. And I discovered that thoughts waste time.
Whilst I have increased my jogging time and intensity, doubling my records, I have also improved my cooking experiences by stubbornly and fearlessly using those strange pots and stove. Somehow they are working for their boss (me) now and I don’t have to continue fasting or feeding on junks. But a strange thing has happened in my spirit lately. I started vigorously praying in the Spirit. I have not had this intensity in praying in tongue for quite some time and I cannot ignore this new habit building behavior. It has to do with my goal to redeem time.
For example, I have been praying more regularly and last Thursday I was woken up in the small hours and started praying in tongue for no reason. I prayed through the whole day except when the workman came with the intention to install fiber internet in my new place. The installation did not take place and is now postponed to another working day (because another set of workmen did not show up).
After that day I have been praying in tongue intensely like my spirit knows something that I don’t know. It is like a brand new habit building up itself without my deliberate intention or effort. It is like my early years after first encountering the Holy Spirit. It is like a new encountering all over again! Is this the redeeming that I have prayed for and got answered?
Is this the Renewal? Revival? Regeneration? Refreshing? Cool.
Do I feel any difference?
- I write more. Rather productive, like four times my usual ability to concentrate.
- I feel strong and refreshed even physically, as evident in my above mentioned jogging records.
- I even had a rather long discourse with God one morning when I woke up. I just sat at the edge of the bed and started my monologue. After I finally finished my say, I heard God (not audibly). He talked at length too, answering all my queries and telling me what to do next. In summing up, He said, “Your (I have to leave a blank here because it’s personal) are your platforms. Use them!” Prior to that morning’s discourse, I had been harboring an unhappy thought about the state of impasse I seemed to be in, about a seemingly fail-safe plan that fell through half way. But that morning’s clearance in my spirit removed the huge stone from my heart. And I am back to the right track and resume racing toward my life goal.
When I first moved into this temporary place I had a shock when I turned on the tap to get some water to boil and make coffee. The water is muddy. Either the building water tank or the hidden pipes inside the beautiful brick walls are unclean. My portable Brita water filter alone cannot eradicate the uncleanness. I have to get filtered water from a friend and then re-filter the water with my portable filter. In similar ways there are hidden factors inside/outside somewhere hindering our lives. Time gets wasted. Thoughts can waste time. Watch our thoughts.
Kainotes, Sep 12, 2020