For all the unbelievers out there, you may not understand this and that’s okay. God will show what the truth is. I believe that the speaking of tongues is for unbeliever’s to see who God is. It is a sign that he is present in the Spirit. He is here. Now. I believe that with my whole heart. I do think under God’s annointing, ANY Thing is Possible but it does NOT contradict his word. Do I believe in speaking in tongues? Yes. Have I done it? Yes, at times. I cannot do it on command. It has to be when God’s spirit takes over and hits me just “right”. I don’t know how else to explain it. I wasn’t mad in my last post, either. I was sorting where I stand on this issue before I have someone pray with me. I don’t like “fakey” or “hokey” things in my life. I don’t wanna fake it til I make it with God. I played that game for a while and let me tell ya, God wins. Always. What his will is prevails. He wants to encourage you personally, publicly, he wants to scoop you up in his arms and LOVE YOU. You were created in his image for his glory. I did get to thinking about speaking in tongues and searched out scripture for myself as well. I believe if memory serves me correctly, that God’s Holy Spirit gives EVERY believer a gift. Praying in tongues or “in the spirit” is one of many gifts. You can be a teacher, apostle, prophet, miracle worker, a combination or all of these as your spiritual journey advances. We are not all of these things at a given time. Does that mean we are not operating in the spirit? No. I think the gift God gives you is for a purpose, it’s one the world needs badly, and it manifests in you strongly. It also challenges you, makes you stretch, mature and grow. I will explain my journey in with this thought in just a second. God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 1 Peter 4:10
My variety is not your variety. Yours is not mine. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are we all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But ask for, covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:29-31. Love is always the answer. Unconditional love. God reveals more through love than the gifts of the spirit. I am the type of person who is asking for it ALL and DO IT ALL in God. I love God, I am addicted to God. He is my first thought when I rise, he is my last thought when I go to bed. I am completely taken my him. I have a sweet and really exciting relationship with God. I study the word. I pray ALOT. I really like praying. I started out afraid to be an intercessor because of feeling God’s presence so strongly all I could do was go down in front of him. I was afraid of the power of God. I pressed on and pressed in to his Spirit. I have seen ladies truly speak in tongues and seen others interpret them. It was so encouraging to see. I can still see it to this day. The words always edified(lifted up, cheered up) the whole entire church. : ) My journey with God brought me to Abilene where there is a lot of poverty and spiritual opression. It was almost too much for me to bear. It has affected me in mental and physical illnesses that have been hard to break off. They are finally cutting me lose. I have an incredible church family that encourages me to be me and keep growing, reaching for the things of God. I love them ALL dearly. Love you Champions! : ) I have spoken in tongues but it’s a very intimate thing when it happens. I mostly pray in Spanish. I speak a little Spanish but i speak more and more when God is present with me. Also, when others speak Spanish to me, I hear them as if they are speaking English a lot of the time. It happens when I am intimate with God. I speak little Spanish in the natural. I have a half Hispanic daughter that knows I don’t speak her language well but when God is with me, or I’ve been worshipping, I speak Spanish. I really believe Spanish to be my “prayer language” or tongue. When I worship, I hear spanish songs, see words I never knew, it just flows. I have joined Zumba as a result of the sweet time I have with God and latin music. It has changed my life. Okay…..now….Where are u going with this? Glad you asked. I believe that my strongest gifts are teaching kiddos the word, praying, prophesying and HEALING. My relationship with God has taken me on a healing path. I have a FIRE in me that burns for healing and miracles. I read every thing I can on those two subjects. I love to research medical dis-eases and find their emotional causes. I am not the healer but I hang out with him. The one thing God has taught me about healing is all dis-ease has a root cause. Find the root, you get rid of the dis-ease. It’s really interesting stuff. I am building my career and life on it. I want to be healing people full time in life coaching, therapy and just the laying on of hands and praying it out of people. I have asked God to send the hard and “incurable” cases. I thrive on challenges. It EXCITES me to see God work miracles in my life and especially rewarding to get to see it in others. I believe God chose me to walk people through healing journeys for HIS glory alone. Just to have an intimate time with me and others like me. Healers will know what I am talking about. That’s kinda the point to the post. We all have our gift. Mine is not tongues right now. If you hear me in Spanish, I am somewhere special with God. Have fun speaking Spanish to God or receiving from him if I am speaking fluent Spanish. It’s my God thing. : ) That doesn’t mean that God won’t speak through me. He does. I will keep asking God for ALL the gifts of the spirit. I believe we simply must share what God is doing in our lives. Our lives are our book, our test-i-monies. I pray that we all love, support, and enjoy each other’s test i monies. Furthermore, I rejoice that we have passed all our tests and have the VICTORY in Christ Jesus. I have strengthened what I know about tongues this week. I hope to encourage you too. It puts me at ease. This blog in one way I share what I’m going through. I simply cannot communicate my heart in 5 minutes or less at Zumba, or at the church. I do like to share my heart though. (I am more than kinda shy). More about that one later. k?
With my heart poured out,
P.S. My illnesses were named Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia (more about healing them later on)