Charles R. Swindoll in his new book, "Embraced By The Spirit" published by Worthy Publishing gives us The Untold Blessings of Intimacy with God.
From the back cover: Has it been a while since your heart was stirred?
Charles Swindoll has been there too-weary of a sterile, predictable faith; running on empty, yet knowing in his heart that there has to be so much more. In Embraced By The Spirit, he welcomes you as a fellow pilgrim to a deeper, more intimate walk with God through a greater understanding of the power of The Holy Spirit.
Approach the throne of grace alongside beloved pastor Charles Swindoll as he guides you through the prayers of your heart. In Hear Me When I Call you will find effective prayers on the themes of your life.
Hear Me When I Call helps put into words what your heart and soul are trying to express as you draw closer to the One who always bears you.
We read in The Gospels that the Disciples went everywhere with Jesus, living together as a nomadic small family. When Jesus knew He was going to die He told them He was leaving but not comfortless as He was going to send The Spirit. They would have the exact same relationship with The Spirit that they had with Him. What the Disciples had we can have today, a relationship with The Holy Spirit. Pastor Swindoll begins the book by explaining who The Holy Spirit is and then launches into the ways we can have and improve our relationship with Him. If you are feeling hesitant about your relationship with The Holy Spirit and how you can grow with Him then this is the book for you. "Embraced By The Spirit" is a great gift to give to friends and family as well.
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In Acts 19, the Apostle Paul had a discourse about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with some Ephesian Christians he met during his missionary voyage.
"You mean you guys are running on empty fuel" was kind-of his reaction to their response to his question. Apparently they had said,"No, we never even heard that there's something called the Holy Ghost!"
It is possible to intellectualize,choreograph,trivialize, or even Over-Spiritualize our Christian walk and still nurse the notion that we're missing out on something crucial needed as believers. After all, the earnest expectation of all men has been to witness the day of the manifestation of God's Children. Such a feat that isn't possible without the Fatherly embrace of from the Holy Spirit.
As the best-selling and renowned minister and author Charles .R. Swindoll beautifully crafts a love-story most Christians are missing out on. It is about the invaluable benefits of knowing this Third person of the Divine Trinity on a whole new level, regardless of whether they feel the whiff of His presence or struggle to perceive his voice!
Swindoll challenges the reader in Embraced By The Spirit, to take that spiritual inventory of our lives, and to revisit the far reaching effects of this embrace in our daily spirit-filled walk. Such changes that not only affect our lives, but absolutely transforms throughout our homes.