A hug from the Holy Spirit

During a recent stressful situation, I got into my car and started a CD.  The CD was Revival in Belfast by Robin Mark.  It is a recording of a live concert that Mark performed a few years back.  His style is very spiritually alive, and even though it is a recording, it produces the feeling of being there, worshiping with a large crowd in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

But this post isn’t really about the music, even though it is an awesome recording.  It’s about what happened next.  Feeling closer to the presence of God, I physically felt like someone was giving me a hug.  I felt comforted, and the stress started to melt away from me.

For me, the right music, at the right moment, produces this effect.  Sometimes reading scripture or meditating in silent prayer will do the same.  The challenge comes in recognizing when I need a hug from the Holy Spirit, and consciously stopping what I’m doing for a moment of communion with the Spirit.

What produces that “hug” sensation for you?  Take time to embrace it, and be embraced.

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