Originally posted by amannion
How would you characterise the response? What is it like?
Well for example. Are Church together does a thing called a S.H.A.P.E. Journal. S is for scripture what verse stood out to you today. H is for hearing from God. A is for applying what you heard from God. and P is for praying to God. and E is for exalting God.
Hear is a sample entry:
S "Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence! As fire causes wood to burn and water to boil, your coming would make the nations tremble. Then your enemies would learn the reason for your fame!" Isaiah 64:1-2
"For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalm 107:9
H My child whom I love, today I want to tell you: “What would happen if I came down and walked in that kind of power? Your heart would be laid wide open, your sins would be exposed, your life would be an open book.” God says, “I am here. If I came down in my power how would you, or anyone else, sustain my presence? My glory outshines the sun, all would melt before me.”
There is a great need in your life for this type of power and visitation, for revival of this kind. Then all would know that I’m alive and powerful to do all that I have said. You have a choice to follow and obey or to walk away empty. I am coming to satisfy your thirst and remove your hunger, filling you with good things.
A There is a continual hunger and thirst for more of God. God is here in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. The idea of bursting forth from heaven seems so much bigger than what I am experiencing now. It is a wind in my hair, blown back, overcoming experience. I am ready to deal with any sin, any resistence in my life, anything that I am holding back that doesn’t allow God to burst forth into my life in this way. I release my pride, my self-centered living in how I use my time and my money. I commit to put myself in a place where you can burst into my life. I commit to read my Bible and pray each day. I commit to be in a small group, I commit to tithe on my income. I commit to be in church each Sunday. I want to make God the complete leader of my whole life, putting all into God’s control and into his hands.
P Father God, you are my Savior and I want to make you the center of everything about me, the true leader of my life. I commit everything to you and ask you to defeat my pride, to take control of my life, to show me anything that is hindering that from occurring. I ask you to burst forth from the heavens and come down in my life, in my family, in our church, in every moment of my day to day life. Lord, come from the glory of heaven, come in your power, strength and mountain-melting glory. I open up to you and say come, fill me, satisfy my hungry and thirsty soul with your presence. Burst forth from heaven upon me right now.
E Today I’m thankful for my wife, kids and your provisions for a comfortable home.