Meditations on Wholeness in Christ: Personal Pentecost

Posted on May 19th, 2018

 

O my Strength, I will watch for you,
 for you, O God, are my fortress.
 My God in his steadfast love will meet me.
 Psalm 59:9-10a, ESV
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Healing prayer is not the ‘instant fix,’ nor the bypassing of slow and steady growth. It is that which clears the path and makes such progress possible. It is the appropriation of the power given us at Pentecost… The message of Pentecost is that God centers Himself in His people; we are a people of the Presence. Every soul coming out of the world’s lifestyle needs to pray for a personal Pentecost – and receive it. He is then centered in God, and God is centered in him. 

He can then hear God while standing and walking with Him in the vertical position.[1]

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This is a most suitable time to seek the Lord for a personal Pentecost! Our need is great, and our God is ready. We make this prayer in faith, speaking to our souls this certain assurance: my God in His steadfast love will meet me. He meets us with miraculous touches of His healing power, often not immediately perceptible to our senses. And He shows us His steadfast love as we go on to walk with Him in new ways. God, who truly is our strength, initiates radical change in the trajectories of our lives, changes that we humans may see only with years of hindsight. Ask Him today to clear the path of your becoming, for He is the God who will meet you.
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PRAYER:
With hand on heart: Holy God, You are the center of my life. Lord Jesus, You are the center of my being. Pour out Your Spirit on me. I ask You, strong and loving God, for my own personal Pentecost. Come Holy Spirit, center me in Your life. Come Holy Spirit, be centered in me. I receive You Lord and I receive Your healing power at work in me.

[1] Leanne Payne, The Healing Presence (Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 1995), 63.
Painting: Gebhard Fugel, 1863-1939, Pfingstpredigt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Meditation prepared by Sarah Colyn, drawing on the writings and ministry of Leanne Payne.

 

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