Jesus reveals spiritual blocks to executive
H had unseen blocks in her prayers with God. Through the guidance of prayer counsellors in a time of seeking God, the Holy Spirit revealed two major issues that had hindered her and led her to healing and renewal. Praise God!
I was born in a Christian family.
My mum brought me to church when I was a child. I went to Sunday school every week so my biblical knowledge sounds “good enough”. I am so glad that my mum brought me to church and to see how great her life was with God. However, that was not my life.
It was quite a big change for my family when my mum passed away.
My mum was the “spiritual” support in my family and we were all close to her. It was a deep wound for us when she was gone. It was also a chance for me to re-build the relationship with my dad. I was quite disobedient and always talked back.
As he is now the only parent in my family, I am “forced” to get along with him. I started to know that he is a great dad. Though he would not “tell” us how much he loves us, he would show us through his actions. It is quite amazing that even though the experience of my mum’s death seemed full of sorrow, God is always the One who does great work in our lives.
I joined the Love the Lord because I felt like I was stuck.
I was at a point where I do not feel close to God though I was a Christian since I was a child.
When I talked to my friend, she recommended that I join this course. Her friend told her it is a great course to know God and ourselves. And it is really a great course.
I have never thought that so many hidden things and practices can pull us away from God.
It is also a great reminder for me that when you knock the door, God is always willing to open the door. Or He may even be the One who comes and knocks patiently and waits for me to open it. I could feel that, especially when I was undergoing the renewal prayer after the course.
At first, I could not know how to start to pray. Even after trying for half an hour, I still could not feel any leading from God. My prayer counselor asked me to seek God, rather than just waiting for God to show me something. I was so lost and I did not know what to do.
They felt that there was a block between God and me.
So, they prayed for the removal of the block. I had told them I used to “talk” to my mum when I visited her tomb (necromancy). They said I might “talk” to some unknown spirit, rather than my mum, and it might be the blockage between God and me. So, they asked me to pray for God to remove that block.
After I prayed for the removal, we started to seek God again. He showed me the pain that I had when my mum passed away. And that it was never healed. I cried during the prayer session because of the pain, the guilt, and the feeling of sorrow.
God led me back to the old wound and let me release it. I felt relieved.
During my renewal prayer, the prayer counselor also noticed that the way and the tone I pray was quite “I”; meaning that my prayer was quite self-centered. This was a really good reminder. I always don’t know how to surrender.
Though the words and way I have prayed sounds so minor, it reflected something. If the prayer that I have is so self-centered, how can I surrender to God.
So, I learnt how to not be so self-centered, starting from the way and the attitude that I pray with.
After renewal prayer, I have tried to build up the habit of daily devotion. One night when I was taking shower, I suddenly “felt” that I want to pray for a group of people. And I just kept praying for them. I should not say it is unusual for me (being a Christian for so long) but it is quite rare.
At that time, I know it is a reminder from God. He always wants me to be in His plan and never push me out of it. It is just that sometimes, I forget that.
Societal events this year really drag me down a lot.
I am experiencing ups and downs because of it. But at the same time, what I have learnt and experienced in my renewal prayer is a really good reminder for me; “do not be “I” in my prayer and in my life.”
I am still learning. Thank God for bringing me to renewal prayer and revealing the issue that I had through it.
I can see how great is God. He can tell me the truth through the ways that I have never thought of; my prayer counselors were never close to me but He can use them to tell me the issues that I had. It really amazed me.
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