To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.


I had a very sobering experience last evening, when I was leading the Bible Study here in Feltham. We were studying Isaiah 31:1-9. I had started ok going through verse 1 and then we came to verse 2. I just looked at the verse and thought “I don’t know what this really means”. I made some vague comments and moved on into verse 3. I found myself then just drifting away from the passage. I was opening my mouth and uttering some words which I trust was not totally gobbledygook, but I was struggling. I felt myself getting hot, my face going red.

Interestingly, May Lin spotted my plight and started to pray to the Lord for me. Graciously the Lord answered her prayer. By the time we were on to verse 4 I think I had got some sense back, but I was still of a measure reeling from what I had experienced. We got through the final verses hopefully with some profit.

But all this was a sobering experience. I was certainly feeling the aftermath into the evening that followed. But I felt there was something absolutely critical to learn and that was the need to be completely dependant upon God. When you have preached or led publicly a number of times you can to a degree “ad-lib” it. But last night showed me I need the Lord in order to do anything that is for His glory. I trust I will now be thoughtful to seek the Lord for His enabling always in anything I do, and particularly in a public format.

Lord I need You!

Comments on: "Melt-Down" (1)

  1. Hi Philip,

    Your experience was nothing but the overflow of the Spirit of God from within you.

    Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    John 7:38 KJV

    To your thought at the 2nd verse of Isaiah 31, the Lord might have wanted to teach the meaning.

    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
    John 14:26 KJV

    But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
    1 John 2:27 KJV

    Have a blessed time in His presence for greater understanding of the scripture.

    Agnel & Shwetha

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