You Don’t Feel The Holy Spirit? Here Are 7 Things To Do

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  1. Lee Richard says:

    Thank you for writing this! This is the message I was looking for. I found the Lord in a dramatic way in 2015, at my 4th rehab. He saved me from decades of drug addiction and new age spiritualism. I stayed sober for 4 years, and grew a lot in my relationship with Him. When I prayed to Him, I felt this joy in my heart that felt like it was overflowing, so that my heart was shining! I began to understand scripture because I was seeing it happen in my own life! And yet I neglected Him at times, in just the way you described. He would fill me with a longing for Him, and instead of going to prayer, I turned on a stupid cartoon!? What an insult to Him. Then during the lockdown, I ended up relapsing on drugs ( because of depression, anger, and not putting Him first. Entertainment is an Idol for me) and I was afraid I severed our relationship for good. I even went through some demonic attacks during this period. Since then I have struggled to stay sober and struggled to feel His presence. And it really has worried me. But today, I am sober, and have been for a few months, and am working to rebuild my relationship with Him. I joined a Bible study, and am in the process of tearing down my idols, by getting rid of tv access, and limiting smart phone access during the morning and night, when I should be seeking Him (not Netflix). I realize I need to take Him more seriously and cut some things out of my life, before I can begin to work on my obedience. The modern world is too distracting! Thank you for the encouraging words!

    • Zalka Pangerl says:

      Hi Lee, First and foremost, I am grateful that you found it helpful! It is also a source of motivation for me. 🙂 Thank you for opening up and sharing your story with us as well! Much of what you’ve said also applies to me! I also experienced demonic attacks. This occurs most frequently when we do not read the Bible, pray, and fill our minds with the spring of life. When this occurs, we must fight back with the sword of the Spirit.

      It never ceases to amaze me how God can transform us despite the messiness of our lives. I struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts, and hopelessness for multiple years before founding Christ. In my career, I began to experience disappointment after disappointment until it became too much for me. And this downward spiral was the beginning of my relationship with Jesus.

      What I’ve learned is that the most important thing is to recognize where we’ve strayed from our first love. Then comes repentance and prayer to God to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:1-13 tells us that we have an opportunity to enter God’s rest, but there is also a chance that we can fail to experience it out of disobedience. Sometimes we just have to surrender our fear of facing our deepest struggles and pains to God. And, as you mentioned, we need to take our relationship with Jesus more seriously and honor him with fear and respect. 🙂

      Your words have also been encouraging to me. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts, and I wish you many blessings! 🙂