Invite Him in.
Break into our lives
When Jesus comes into our lives He changes everything.
We may not have really met with our Lord in this way yet and indeed may even feel ourselves to be unworthy of such a relationship because we know ourselves, our Past and our failures.
It is a lie.
Jesus loves us too much just as we are. His compassion is greater if we feel broken and unworthy.
He so wants to reveal to us our true identity as a son or daughter whoever we are.
Those of us who think upon ourselves as more worthy also need to be humbled.
We all come from the same place in His eyes.
On our knees.
Either from the humility of being humbled or from the repentance of needing forgiveness.
We come from a place of acknowledging that we cannot do it without Him and there He meets us in love and we can expect to be transformed and changed for ever.
Jesus broke into Saul’s life on the road to Damascus. Brought him to a standstill and a 360* turn around from one person to another called Paul in the encounter.
He can do the same for us.
He breaks into our lives in a personal way.
He knows our name and we get the overwhelming sense that there is nothing hidden from Him.
He already knows us intimately it is us who have not known Him before.
He lovingly convicts us of our sinful ways not to punish or condemn but for the opportunity for us to confess and turn away from that which we now perceive as wrong and no longer want to be part of our lives because we sense how it has separated us from Jesus and as He draws us closer into His arms that is the place we want to remain of choice not force.
We are filled with a knowledge and certainty that this is a Jesus encounter as we are filled with His power.
We know we are filled with the Holy Spirit and we feel transformed.
We are no longer who we were we recognise having a new identity.
That of who we were born to be a son or daughter of God.
We feel confident and ready to be sent out as a disciple because we have been pointed in the right direction and path and want to show others what we have found.
Many people who have been drawn to doing an Alpha course discover it was not by chance and experience this wonderful break through of Jesus as the Holy Spirit.
It has significance to me that it has been the wisdom of those leading Alpha groups to encourage those newly impacted by the course to be group leaders for the next course.
What they may lack in theology knowledge is superseded by far by their transformed zeal, enthusiasm and relational knowledge of experiencing the Holy Spirit!
Their testimony and relationship is evidence in itself.
Alpha is a long standing, tried and tested seekers course which has internationally brought millions to faith.
It is being offered on line here and in many churches and is continuing to impact people as effectively in their own homes on Zoom as it was in what were previously live groups.
I strongly recommend anyone to sign up to this. Be sensitive to a call from God to take the opportunity.
Perfect place to ask any question of life and faith and safe place to share with others and discover answers and that those questions are the needs of others too.
We may be very diverse but we discover our needs are so similar in our journey of life and discovery of faith.
We are on our knees we need to know Your presence.
The illustration shows us on our knees with the presence of the Holy Spirit moving upon and within us.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“The men accompanying Saul were stunned and speechless, for they heard a heavenly voice but could see no one. Saul replied, “Who are you, Lord?” “I am Jesus, the Victorious, the one you are persecuting. Now, get up and go into the city, where you will be told what you are to do.””Acts 9:5-7 TPT
“Ananias left and found the house where Saul was staying. He went inside and laid hands on him, saying, “Saul, my brother, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me to pray for you so that you might see again and be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit.””Acts 9:17 TPT
“Within the hour he was in the synagogues, preaching about Jesus and proclaiming, “Jesus is the Son of God!” Those who heard him were astonished, saying among themselves, “Isn’t this the Saul who furiously persecuted those in Jerusalem who called on the name of Jesus? Didn’t he come here with permission from the high priest to drag them off and take them as prisoners?””Acts 9:20-21 TPT
The song. Kingdom of God. Luke and Anna Hellebronth