Bro. Jeremy Spurlock author of Breaking The Silence
is here to address issues and questions affecting our youth.
He will post responses to questions on this page
or via email if discretion is necessary.
"I have been in church my whole life. I am a woman with a husband, kids, a job, and other life responsibilities. I received the Holy Ghost when I was 28. The Holy Ghost moved on me and I done many wonderful things for the Lord. Then, I let life get in the way. I didn't nourish the Holy Ghost like I needed to. I still went to church, I still done my Christian duties but it was all without the Holy Ghost leading me. Now, a few years later, I have been seeking for the Holy Ghost again. This time when I was refilled, I was doing things in the spirit that I had never done before. People have been talking about how God used me, about how the spirit fell on me, and it has really bothered me. I know that the devil is trying to stir up grief but I am not sure how to get over it. I am scared to be used again or to let the Holy Ghost fall on me again because I am hindered by the onlookers. How do I get past that feeling?
I am reminded what I told my daughter when she was 5 years old. She was in a church service seeking the Holy Ghost one night and she had her head buried in the alter. I said raise your hands and praise God and she said, but what will people think? And I told her, It doesn’t matter what people think!
Then she raised her hands and praised God with all her heart and in just a few minutes she was slain back on the floor baptized with the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave the utterance for almost an hour.
I believe the same advice applies to you. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE THINK when it comes to our desire to praise God and be in the middle of His presence. They talked about Mary sitting at His feet hanging on every word He had to say. And Jesus set the record straight.
They persecuted the disciples for the glorious things that God accomplished through them, but they
continued to worship Him and walk close with Him in a way that they could be used by Him. Acts 3,4,16
Just keep your eyes on Him! And don’t focus on what others think or say.
REMEMBER: The Holy Ghost is given to them that obey. Acts 5:32