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Being in His Presence Continually Corrects & Changes Your Heart

Kathy Mote, on Facebook, wrote, “Being in His presence continually corrects and changes your heart. This very much singles you out.This also places those who are called in the position of both great honor and great sacrifice. It is an honor to be humbled, an honor to be obedient, but most of all, an honor to know His heart, especially if that is all you are allowed to know. Knowing this honor makes pale any sacrifice. Being called is being given the honor of having a changed life.”

She wrote more, and wonderful other articles. Worth looking at; if you are on Facebook, I encourage you to follow her.

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Ask Jesus – Early & Often

When you have an emotional or physical pain, ask Jesus to fill you with more of Holy Spirit.

Ask Jesus to heal that…very specific pain.

With Jesus, and having Holy Spirit in you and on you – because you asked for this and received by faith – speak to your mountain. Speak to the pain by name. Tell it what to do.

You can be calm, quiet and firm. You just mean what you say – you are being sincere.

Sincerity not only helps, prayer without sincerity, and speaking to things without sincerity — is too often an exercise in multiplying frustration.

Speak to your pain. Breathe. Be ready when you do this!

I find that when I feel my pain without attachment (by already having asked for and receiving by faith – more of Holy Spirit), when I breathe deeply, and ask for Jesus and his help — by the time I ask for Jesus, I am more ready to do this with sincerity. With good connection. That’s:

  • Feel the pain without attachment by having already asked for, and receiving by faith, more of Holy Spirit.
  • Breathe deeply – which in this context may actually help you experience more of Holy Spirit. The breathe of God.
  • Ask for and connect with Jesus. Call on the name of Jesus. Ask Jesus for help, being specific, clear, sincere – and ready to receive.

Do these things and you may find yourself like me, more ready to receive blessings and healing and freedom from pain.

And if you have an inkling to add something or do this in a different way, this could be from Holy Spirit. Always do what Holy Spirit says for best results. Always.

Ask for Jesus. Ask early. Ask often. It’s never too late. Be sincere. Be ready – no need to rush. And when you are ready, you can receive blessings that Jesus has given – more easily and better and more often.

Ask Jesus, ask early and often. Be sincerely ready, and receive with joy — and give thanks! It’ll improve your disposition; doing this is really good for you.

Oh – and do not deny this to others. Help them go through this, too. You can lead them. With Holy Spirit. And be glad you did. And rejoice!

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Experience More of the Presence of God

Presence is experienced by humans as being in a particular place – so choose a place near you and be attentive and receptive to Presence of God in that place.

Similar to when King David set the Presence of God at his right hand.

When you are experiencing the presence of someone you love, you breathe differently. When you are more full of Holy Spirit – perhaps because you ask and receive by faith – you breathe differently.

Watch how you breathe when you are appreciating the Presence of God being in your midst, being near you.

The awareness of the Presence of God can be contagious and others more easily sense this – if they are sensitive to the Presence of God. If they are not, they need Presence even more. Make this a gift to others, experiencing the Presence in a particular place when you are with others. The gift from Holy Spirit to you in such instances may be that you experience Presence more easily as you do this! Ask how, and maybe even why…and discover what you can learn about this.

One of the names of Jesus is Immanuel. Which translated means, God is with you. It’s a promise in his name. Literally! A promise.

All you have to do is make a choice to receive this promise and pay attention, being attentive – like you would with a friend or a family member who is near you. You can sense their energy, their presence, what they are like.

Once you notice or remember that they are near you, you can easily be attentive to them even while you are doing ordinary things.

Similarly, when you remember Immanuel, that God is with you, you can choose to be attentive to the Presence of God who is near you and with you. Paying attention in a particular place often helps make it more real for you.

Because God is everywhere, you can choose anywhere. It’s hard to sense everywhere with clarity and strength, though you can learn to be aware of I Am. You can become aware of what I like to call, for myself, “Awareness of Consciousness of Being”.

Once you do this, you can also choose or recognize where is right and good and best at this moment, to sense and be aware of the Presence of God who is near you.

You can intend to allow Presence of God to affect the space around you, to affect you, to affect those around you…and as you practice and get better at this simple thing — the affect of the Presence of God in you, on you, around you and in the atmosphere of where you are – and especially the people around you — will be affected.

When we are attentive to and noticing Immanuel, God with us, we experience more wholeness more easily. We feel stronger. More capable. Safer. And more joyous.

I encourage you to experiment. To give thanks and enjoy! (Here is a valuable hint – a key – the more gratitude you feel [perhaps by remembering and savoring three things or more that you are grateful for] — the more easily you will experience the Presence of God.)

Experiment and explore for yourself. See what you can discover and learn. Miracles, joy, safety and happiness happen more easily and more often when you experience the Presence of God. Experimenting is very worth while!

Questions? Comments? Something to share? Let me know by email at: David@DavidBurnet.com

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Hear God Better & Minister More Powerfully

It’s no secret that Jesus did as he heard our Father say to do, and what he was shown. When we are wise, we will want to do the same.

It’s also no secret that Jesus had Holy Spirit on him since his baptism in water, and Holy Spirit remained on him.

He heard his Father with Holy Spirit on him. He ministered with Holy Spirit on him. That’s the Anointing, the experience of Holy Spirit for a purpose.

You can hear God better and you can minister more powerfully by doing the same.

How can we do the same, as we think we are not Jesus in the flesh?

Well, we are part of the Body of Christ. Jesus lives in us. We can minister and express Jesus in ministry, and we can set ourselves apart to hear our Father — just as Jesus did.

What is too often missing that makes this hard or mysterious to us?

It’s simple when we know. When we remember. What’s the key?

Holy Spirit is key.

So ask for more of Holy Spirit in you, ask for more of Holy Spirit on you. By faith. Ask by faith, receive by faith. Simple. And ask with deeply honest sincerity.

Ask for more of Holy Spirit in you and hearing from God is so much easier.

Ask for more of Holy Spirit on you, and ministering with your gifts and with greater ease and effectiveness is much easier.

Ask for more of Holy Spirit. Receive by faith. It’s simple.

And when you are having trouble hearing God well, and when you are having difficulty ministering well — you will do these things better and more easily with more of Holy Spirit.

Ask and receive, with compassion (agape love) and with faith.

Hear God better and more easily, minister more powerfully and effectively with more of Holy Spirit that you ask for and receive by faith.

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Healing & Deliverance is Easier when Experiencing the Kingdom of God

When you or I reach out to the Kingdom of God, which is literally within reach – at hand — it’s much easier to heal and to be free.

When healing or deliverance is needed, rather than try to achieve these by ourselves – reach out and pull the Kingdom into those areas that need healing or freedom. Or simply enter that which is so close and at hand.

Sooo much easier! This is why we were given the Good News of the Kingdom, so we can do this for ourselves and encourage others to do this.

An easy and more effective way to minister healing and delivering.

A great way to live! Make a deep decision to do so, and trust God.

Trust God. What a simple and radical idea. So simple, and easy, too, when we are doing it.

Life is harder and much more difficult when we are not trusting God.

Decide which way you want to live!

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When You Can’t Move or Lessen the Pain

There are times that you have pain and you cannot manage or lessen it on your own.

This may be because you are a Highly Sensitive Person, an empath, or a discerner – someone with a gift of discernment.

Normally, if you have pain that is physical or emotional, you can manage it or lessen it, at least some. That’s when the emotional or physical pain is yours.

When it’s not yours, you cannot touch it, manage it, or lessen it. You cannot “handle” it on your own.

What do you do that can help? So far I’ve found three things:

  • Pray for the person to whom it really belongs. Intercede. Can’t hurt, usually helps. It’s impossible for you to identify with the pain when you are interceding for someone else.
  • Sometimes it’s from an unclean spirit – it’s not yours. Resist evil, even as you draw closer to God. (See James 1.) Tell it that it has to leave and stay away; Jesus has given you authority. Don’t be bluffed or tricked into keeping it.
  • Worship! Which you can combine, of course, and do with either of the above. When you give praise for what God has done and especially when you worship God for who he is — everything just gets better.

I do not know why I had to be told about this last one, and did not realize it myself. Thank heavens I have good mentors! For more about this, see the post I learned this from, at: https://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/2020/06/18/discerners-god-is-healing-your-perspective/

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Bad News: We Live in a Broken World

We find ourselves in a world full of difficulties and troubles.

Relationship troubles such as failing marriages, families that cause suffering, individuals, groups and even races who not only do not get along, but who trigger suffering and pain.

Health difficulties. Sickness, disease, pain – physical and emotional.

Money troubles. Financial cycles that cause damage and hurt. Poverty. Lack of sufficient decent resources.

I could go on and on…but you know what I mean.

This is the world we are born into: the conflict is already here. It is not your personal fault or mine.

This is the context for the Good News of the Kingdom of God where restoration to the way things are in heaven are established on earth.

The Good News of the Kingdom of God that Jesus preaches.

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The Good News that Jesus Preaches

I say preaches instead of preached because he still preaches through the Body of Christ and with the help of Holy Spirit.

But what is this Good News? It is different than a lot of us expect.

Mark 1:15 is the shortest version. We’ll explore other versions later – this is just a start. Mark gives key bullet points, a sort of minimal set of what this Gospel is. Depending on your translation, it goes something like this: “Now is the time. The Kingdom is at hand. Repent and believe the Good News”.

Let’s take a closer look at this –

  • Now is the time. It has been a long time in coming. It’s a special moment. And, for humans, when someone – especially with the Anointing, says, “Now” — we tend to focus very much on the present moment. Which is good. Now is the only time decisions can be made. Especially deep decisions.
  • The Kingdom is at hand – literally means is within reach. This is the Kingdom of God where God rules. Things are the way God wants and says. Not sickness, financial difficulties, relationship troubles – even in families. No trouble with bosses, financial cycles — none of the broken things of this world that affect us so much outside of the Kingdom of God.
  • Repenting is to make a new and deep decision to turn around our lives and orient them towards God and the Kingdom. In this case, with Jesus preaching – the King is actually physically present. (After he ascended the Apostles taught and preached a bit differently – they had to. They were not the King being physically present.)
  • And believe. Which can be to continue to believe, and to continue to orient our lives around God and his Kingdom.
  • What a relief to have God’s Kingdom come and rule where we have troubles in our lives in this broken world.

This is the context, the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom, by the King (Jesus the Anointed One), where the sick were healed, demons and unclean spirits exorcized, lepers cleansed, the dead raised – and disciples made.

In such a context, the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom of God changes the atmosphere, and the context – and we more easily receive our Lord’s grace.

Where disciples heal, free the bound, and so forth. Where disciples make more disciples who multiply and make yet more disciples.

More on these things and how they are related in another posting.

Questions or comments? Love to hear them! Email me at David@DavidBurnet.com

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Deal with Physical or Emotional Pain, Powerfully.

Surprise! Our Lord has already provided for you. For me. For everyone you know and love and care about. For everyone else, too.

So let’s receive and accept the Provision already given to us.

You can feel the pain. You pretty much cannot help but feel it. So…choose to allow yourself to feel it. (You are going to feel it anyway.) Just being aware of the emotional or the physical pain — or even both kinds of pain!

Allow yourself to not be attached to the pain that you feel. You can feel it yet not identify with itNOT as if to say to yourself inwardly, “I am this pain”. But rather, “I am aware of this passing pain.” Because….

All pain passes. New pain may come, but all pain passes. Acute pain may be terrible but usually does not last long. Chronic pain is usually not as strong as acute pain, but it goes on for a while – usually too long. It passes. All pain passes, and pain has a process.

Yes, pain has a process that too few of us know about and even fewer of us remember to use often enough. (I am beginning to learn to use this, and I thank God for this!)

I wake in pain nearly every morning. I am learning: breathe deeply. Feel the pain and let it be what it is, just feel it – it is in process. Feel it without identifying with it. It is there, it is all too definite. I am not that pain.

After I feel the pain for a while – which was going to happen anyway, it eases off. It disappears. It has gone through it’s own process.

But how do we not identify with the pain and keep some distance? How do we really have awareness of pain without it filling us up so much that we are literally full of pain?

One of the best ways is to invite Holy Spirit. “Lord, fill me with more of your Holy Spirit”, you can ask. Use words and labels that are evocative for you. Pain is very, very personal. So you get to be personal.

The Kingdom of God is literally within reach. Now. God’s rule instead of the rule of an Adversary in a broken world where there are to many kinds of pain and problems. Reach out, ask, call on the name of the Lord. Really, yes, really do this. With deep and focused intention.

He has promised he will come and save you when you call on him. Many times he has made such a promise. (Use your search engine to find many such promises, if you like. You can make note of them, write them down, underline them, highlight them – whatever is helpful and good for you.)

When you are aware of even a little bit of Holy Spirit, when you are aware of even a little bit of the Presence of God, or of Immanuel – a name of Jesus meaning, “God is with us” – and nearby if not even in you already – use such a name; or Yahweh, if you like. Or the short form, Yah! Of Yeshua. Or simply Jesus. Or “I Am”. Whatever name of the Lord you relate best to, in this moment.

When you have such awareness, your emotional of physical pain is in process, you are not completely identified with it, it is not all that is filling your conscious awareness.

The pain is processing. You are breathing deeply in an ongoing way. The pain eases off and gradually disappears.

Do this often enough and you will come to trust this process, this provision that God has given us already – you will come to trust this process even more. Which will make willingly going through this process more inviting and certain to you.

You may become aware of another pain. Pain is often in layers, like an onion.

Reiterate the process. Repeat it with every kind of physical and emotional pain that arises into your awareness. Preferably one at a time.

God has created a process for pain. Promised to be with you, in you, for you – and to respond when the name of the Lord is called.

So put these to work.

The process I have described here with many words is actually quite simple once you are doing it.

Do it.

Don’t just read about this, please do it.

And I’d love to hear from you, about how this went well for you or not. I can learn with you, maybe even say something useful. Or you say something useful for me. Or better yet, even both!

I’m David@DavidBurnet.com. Email me, I’d love to hear from you.

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Setting the Presence of God

King David set the Presence of God at his right hand. See Psalm 16:8, Acts 2:25. You can do this by sincere intention and prayer, too!

Angels do what God says. God has said, many times (use your Internet search engine for this if you want examples), “Be holy.”

That is, be set apart, be consecrated.

So…say what God says. Say what God said. Be what God says to be, do what God says to do. Discover what happens!

Considering this meditatively while at an electronic church meeting, someone (K.) spoke of a need for the Presence of God for someone else, someone close to her.

So if we can set the Presence of God for ourselves as King David did, if we can say what God said – it is likely angels may help.

I had a micro-vision: Four angels at corners of my property, with Temple with Presence of God in the Temple. Four angels around me personally, at corners of the Temple.

You are the Temple of God. You literally carry God’s Presence.

Angels who worship often carry the Presence of God and the atmosphere of heaven in a powerful way. Help make the experience of the Presence of God stronger where you are, too. In worship services. In church. In the Temple of God — in you!

Why not pray for someone, and set the Presence in and around where they are personally. Their personal space. Their car. Where they live. Where they work. Such prayer is called intercession.

Intercede!

–This is for K. Keep praying!