Believe it: God cares!
There are many things that come between us and the power of the Holy Spirit. And they all boil down to this: We’re not totally convinced that God truly cares about us. Here’s why, and here’s a spiritual exercise for a breakthrough.
There are many things that hold us back from all that God wants to give us and do in us and through us. And the most basic of it, the root of it from which everything else comes, everything else that prevents us from having the closest to the Holy Spirit and the fullness of the Holy Spirit that we’re called to have, it boils down to this: we are not totally convinced that God really, really cares about us. We are not deep down believing that what we want really matters to God. Because we’ve been projecting onto God what humans have been and done in our lives. Especially the authority figures in our lives starting with our parents.
For example, if your father was absent from the home through death, divorce, work, and by my work I mean a lot of work like traveling, we grow up feeling that God the Father is distant. We project our human father’s distance from us on to God the Father. Well this works in many different ways. We project onto the Holy Spirit human limitations. So right now I’d like to do is help you begin a spiritual exercise in opening yourself more to the immense love of the Holy Spirit. Spend today, and make this a spiritual practice for every day, thinking about, reflecting about how much God is delighted in you. Yes, delighted.
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Terry Modica has written a book to help you stop projecting onto God the imperfections of human parents and other authority figures, and it’s provided free as a website, 30 Days to the Father’s Heart.
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