Holy Spirit Mobile App 2016-21

                         Holy Spirit Mobile App 2016-21

Wouldn’t it be great if we DID have a Mobile App to call up the Holy Spirit when we needed Him? Just open your I-Pad or other phone and push an icon and Voila; there He is, just like Johnny Carson’s time—- HEERRREEEE’S JOHNNNNY!!!!! Well, Johnny is dead, but the Holy Spirit IS ALIVE and waiting for our call.

The disappointment in our lives is that we can’t do that though.  It would be neat, it would be great, it would be very unusual, and something to experience, I am sure.

Too many of us want such an App. We expect God, in the Essence of the Holy Spirit or even God the Father Himself, to come sit with us and speak or identify Himself to us when we need Him, want Him, expect Him and many other times.

Some of us say Oh My God, (OMG) , and do NOT really expect God to come, it is just an expression of unbelief of what has happened at the moment, for instance. I wrote about this action before (OMG 2015—83) and will not expound on that post now, but say that is done in a nonsense way, but God still loves us, even though I think He shakes His head in wonder at times.

So, the Holy Spirit is now an App in my scenario of life for the moment. Would the Icon look like a ghost, because the Holy Spirit used to be called Holy Ghost at one time? It sounds like a very personal and close relationship with such an App. The ability to call up our personal God and have him listen to our request or actually act on it would be fantastic.

We could say, “Hey Spirit, please do this or that for me!” Almost at once, whatever we wanted would occur; OUTSTANDING!!!!   Wow, this sounds almost like a personal Genie that we have or get, by rubbing a bottle that He is in, just waiting for our request so it can fulfill our every need.

The Holy Spirit is not like that. He is not robed in fine dress with a turban on His head and He does not appear like a Persian apparition at our beck and call. Sorry about that; NOT going to happen.

He, the Holy Spirit, the Essence of God, the third part of the Triune God IS, repeat IS, there waiting for your call. You do NOT have to rub a bottle; you do not have to have an I-Phone type thing with an icon on it to summon Him.

No—— but you do have to have faith to believe in Him, to talk to Him, to ask Him for help, for comfort, for advice and all those things you would want Him for your needs. I have found that it takes work or time or perseverance, or this same faith to HEAR Him talk to us though. It is important to know that false sayings from the Holy Spirt would not be from the Spirit, but perhaps instead from our infernal mind or even more possible coming from “The Evil One”, that lurks around, waiting to snare us into what he wants us to believe. It is a quandary; I cannot speak about with any authority herein. I have written about this before, just cannot remember when and the subject at the time.

Anyhow, a Holy Spirit App is not going to come from Apple or Android in the future, so I can only suggest we try to hear the old fashioned way, with our mind and ears, keeping them open for the words from our God in His time and His way. It may not be a voice, but an action on His part, but you will know; you will know that it is Him………………..

Peace,

Den Betts

OMG 2015-83

From: TheBettsDen.com

                                                OMG   2015-83

OMG!!!! How often do we use this small phrase in life? Daily?, Sometimes?, Often,? Never?

It all depends on the situation, I am sure.  I have a category called “Quotes” that I just started and have one from C.S. Lewis from one of his writings. In it is the quoted statement, “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”, C.S. Lewis This does not relate entirely to OMG, but gives an idea as to what is not to be used; maybe…..

Now, OMG is not really a question, or is it? I am sure God has a filter system of knowing when we mean Oh My God (or OMG) as an exclamation or a request for his hearing us or knowing we need His attention. I am sure He also knows, through the filter, that we are just making noise at something.

We just stepped in a pile of dog crap and said, OMG as a startled yell of unbelief. Or something happened that was of the unordinary in life and OMG was a wail of disbelief or a real belief of greatness of what happened at the time.

BUT, it is sometimes used for getting God’s attention! He is not THAT busy that He cannot deal with our life’s problems, comfort us, or be with us in times of despair or even great joy.

Oh dear God, where are you, or help me in my time of discomfort, be with me in my time of need, help me when I am in danger, and statements or yells like this are not yells of inconsequential requests! Or again, Oh My God (OMG)!!!

I read a psalm in the Bible that a psalmist said “Oh My God” to get His attention and presume that it worked, but too many times we, including me, say it in a superficial way; period……….

OMG just thrown out for minor reasons, or exclamation thoughts, or usually just a habit of saying, are not really a prayerful saying. Really!!!

I then state, if it is not used in a, let me say religious reason, then should it be used at all? Some could say, “Who cares!” Perhaps God cares and does not like it to be used in a nonsense way or frivolous way that taxes the filter He uses for real requests from one of His children.

Does OMG bring up one of the Ten Commandments “Do not use the name of the Lord in vain”? Does God think of OMG as doing this action that He said NOT to do long ago? I really cannot say, because I do not have that knowledge. The word God is being used in this OMG context so this might be true. If it is the case, then perhaps we need to be asking forgiveness for using this phrase in our daily lives!

 

I would think if this is so, then we could say it is a bad habit of phraseology in daily living and try to change our doing or using this OMG phrase. I think I may have used it and perhaps others have done so too. Maybe it is time for a change of habit if that is what it is for us.

What really astounds me is when I hear OMG from someone that may or may not be a believer of God and it is used in a way that I described above. Why say it, when they do not believe? Why say it when we do believe?

Sometimes when I pray to God in a meditative moment, I ask God, “Why do you put up with us, the way we are and how we are in relation to you?” The only answer is a simple one that amazes me. “Because I love you!” His love is an unconditional love without strings attached, somewhat. Ok, there are strings that I could mention, but will save those for another time.

Even when we say “OMG” in a nonsense way, God still loves us, though I believe He shakes His head in wonder at times.

Den Betts