Yesterday I had one of those sacred moments. It was not in a time alone in my closet, but I had prepared my heart so when the time came for me to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit I was ready. It was an awesome experience, one I will treasure as a lesson in heart preparation for the unexpected. Have you had one of those “aha moments” when you realize that it is not your inner voice speaking but the true Holy Spirit? In some ways, it sends chills up our spine and it should for this is the God of the universe through the Holy Spirit speaking!
These become our sacred moments; moments in which God has chosen to converse with the one he loves. Sacred moments happen when we are so in tune with the Holy Spirit that we are overwhelmed with His love, His tenderness, His breath, His whispers. It is in these times that the Holy Spirit quietly speaks to our heart so we hear him whisper to us: “This is the correct way, walk in it…” [Isaiah 30:21]
As Paul was writing to the Corinthians he shared that he experienced a time so sacred that he wrote I “heard things too sacred to be put into words, things that a person is not permitted to speak.” [2Corinthians 12] That is why Paul understood when the Holy Spirit said: “my grace is sufficient for you.” Have you experienced a time like this?
We can have those sacred moments when the Holy Spirit speaks to us in our walk with Him. He speaks to us regarding sin and the need to seek forgiveness; about righteousness affirming our standing before God. Other times He speaks and directs our steps lest we stumble. However He speaks we know that “he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment –concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness.”
Take time to step apart from the hurry of your day; listen for the sweet voice of the Holy Spirit.