Monday, October 17, 2005

Slain in the Spirit

I'm so tense, NZ Idol is just being announced it is.....he's opening the envelope....cheering....it's....Rosita!

Wow, the excitement.

Anyway I wanted to write yet again to gloat over what God is doing in me. I still can't get over how fantastic it is to be growing, I suddenly get (after 17 years as a Christian) what everyone was always talking about. Last night at church I was slain in the spirit (that phrase makes me giggle). That is, someone prayed for me and I fell down. It was cool! It's not like the first time or anything, but it was special because I felt that tangible physical presense in my body, and it was real. I so wanted something real. I guess with all the awesome stuff God is doing, I still feel like I am missing the intimacy. It was cool in many ways because it wasn't this random occurance, but an extension of the power of God evident in my life. Now, I am aware many of my readers are not what you might call raging pentecostals. The thought of a meeting where almost every person gets 'Slain in the Spirit' might not ring true with you, once upon a cynical time it certianly would not have sat well with me. But some things just are, they can't be explained, they are mysterious and, well, odd.

And last night, well, it was what it was, and then there was my friend. She undoubtably has an eating disorder, and spends most of her time buried in sadness or so it appears. But there she was, standing alone, arms open wide, eyes up, lost in something mysterious.

Go figure!

Now, its not all so simple as that, nope it never is. But somethings cannot be rationalised, cannot be explained, cannot be fully understood: "The secret things belong to the LORD our God" (here).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what do ya recon andrew b??

Anonymous said...

As in Bush

andrew brown said...

not me?

i guess in a sense i went the opposite direction to you sharyn, im not discouting your experience at all, but i used to be down with all that stuff and now maybe im more cynical, but im glad you got something tangible from it :)

Andrew said...

As in Me?

Anonymous said...

yep!

Andrew said...

Yeah, I agree with Sharyn. Go Rosita.

A. J. Chesswas said...

That's great to hear Sharyn, those experiences are so amazing.... you're making me jealous... some would say its ok I can have those experiences whenever I want but God is far more sovereign than that...