I’ve been feeling this “warmth” for a while now. I didn’t know what it is, so I’ve kind ignored it. It feels so good, but I’ve never seen it in the bible, so I don’t know what to do about it.
The first time I felt it was in a house where we (a group of committed Christians) were just having fun and chatting and loving one another. Then I felt it in the room I was in as we were praying to Jesus – I was sure it was Him, I wondered if healing was available to us in the room.
But I’m a stickler for seeing stuff in the bible before believing it. There are way too many flaky Christians – I don’t want to be one of them – the truth is MORE than enough for me.
Then I felt the warmth on my left arm, then across my shoulders, then inside my chest and now I pretty much feel it often. Right now I feel it as I type this. Spending time jouranlling to God last night I felt it.
But what is it and where is it in the bible? Then today (my birthday) I found this:
“Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” – Romans 5:5, TLB
It brings tears to my eyes to think I may finally be feeling God’s love in my life.
UPDATE: The only other time I can remember feeling this warmth in my life was when I was a young boy lying on my grand-mother’s lap. I guess it’s what love feels like? A warmth inside? How incredibly sad that only on my 38th birthday am I realizing what love fees like. But on the UPside, what a wonderful birthday present from God that I’m physically sweating from feeling His love today.
If you know of a bible verse in another version which can support these experiences I’m having, please let me know.