Putting the Mystery in its Place

The House

Much of what we call the conversion experience is psychosomatic. There is a great danger in calling these feelings the Holy Spirit. What I mean is it is like the excitement of anything new. It carries with it a proportional excitement.

It is like marriage; the honeymoon, is exciting. Some people, after the early excitement of marriage wanes, think the love is gone. This is because they are not experiencing the same enthralled passion of the first days. They misunderstand love and marriage.

We all remember our first experiences of becoming a Christian. I remember being happier than before. Hugging people became a natural desire. It was great and a funny new experience. I had to bear in mind to repress the hugging urge in the office.

I became aware that God was present and was dwelling in me. Anticipating Him speaking to me, I moved through my days with…

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