Guiding Me in Prayer
I had been walking on air since the baptism of the Holy Spirit happened to me on Thursday 14th November 2013. The effect of the Holy Spirit baptism left me wanting to do nothing but good. I felt on fire for God, and His commands seemed to be much easier to do than ever before, and I wanted to do them, I wanted to please Him, and I certainly did not want to grieve the Holy Spirit. I was so IN LOVE with Him!
The next day, Friday, I had planned not to do my monthly Night Prayer (praying throughout the night) because I had been ill, but after the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, I just wanted to do it anyway. So, that's just what I did. As I started my night prayer around midnight, I asked the Holy Spirit to be with me, and to my surprise I smelled His scent so strongly in the room. I screamed with joy,
"Hah, He's with me, He's with me!!'
I thanked Him, I told Him just how much I love Him, and I did not want Him to ever leave me! Then, as I began to pray for the people on my list, I was amazed to smell the scent of the Holy Spirit again and again, repeatedly. Depending on who I was praying for, the scent was often quite strong. It was almost as if God was saying,
"Yes, this one is a very important prayer!"
I was praying for a Muslim family, and the scent during that prayer was just overwhelming.
Normally, I struggle through my Night Prayer (especially when I pray on my own), but this night, it was so easy. I smelled the Holy Spirit scent all night; He was with me all night! I watched the sun rose up through my window, and there the scent was yet again present beside me. It was as if He was watching the sunrise with me. It was so romantic. I am so crazily in love with Him, I tell you. It's the most wonderful relationship ever!
Helping Me to Discern
The scent lingered consistently, especially during my daily devotional, but I have also smelled Him as I went about my daily routine. For example:
Helping to Build Relationships
A few other things have also happened:
I now see people with new eyes. In the past, I would see or look for their shortcomings, but now I just want to love them, regardless. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a really important event for a Christian. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live a life pleasing to God; and I feel it, I no longer rely on my own strength, but on His. It's so wonderful. I can't describe it. I urge you to ask God for a Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is be the best thing that can happen to a Christian. Lives will be changed!
2 Corinthians 3: 17-18
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
What an absolutely wonderful scripture - every word TRUE!
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