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When the Holy Spirit does not come “on demand”: a reflection

“I sing praises to Your name, O Lord,” and I look into your Word, O Lord, and I wait for you, O Lord.

Like many, many people across our planet, I am isolated during this coronavirus, with my family. We get to exercise once per day, shop for groceries as needed (aiming for once per week only). We have a garden we can relax in; we are blessed. We love each other and by GOD’s grace, we have no major issues so the house is free from contention and strife. We live in a neighbourhood that respects the current national lockdown, is near open cattle grazing fields, the River Thames runs through our village and it is peaceful. Truly, this lockdown has its benefits…. and we are blessed.

So yesterday, when I felt — for the first day since the lockdown 16 days ago — a bit dismayed, I was puzzled. Then this morning the answer to “Why?” dawned on me… 

I’ve been praying quite a lot, spending time with the LORD and in His Word. But rarely have I felt his tangible presence. While I have no right to demand it, I suppose I have expected more. So, I am feeling disappointed.

So, what do I do? I pause to write… because that has always been my best way to work through any disconcerting feelings. And I will continue to pray. 

I am praying for the presence of the Lord to come; the Holy Spirit is who I need. More of him and less of me. And when he does not make his tangible presence felt by me, I choose not to doubt, and I choose to persevere. 

“I sing praises to Your name, O Lord,” and I look into your Word, O Lord, and I wait for you, O Lord.

I will not give up.

Shalom and GOD Bless to all dear readers, Sarah……….

…….. Consider singing to the LORD: To Be in Your Presence (Noel Richards)

To be in your presence

To sit at your feet

Where your love surrounds me

And makes me complete.

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire.

To rest in your presence

Not rushing away

To cherish each moment

Here I would stay.

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire.

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire

This is my desire, O Lord,

This is my desire.

Dr Sarah Tun

By Dr Sarah Tun

A former teacher, she was a performing artist, administrator and property developer before settling on writing. She has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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