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    Credit God, through the instrumentality of Latifa, for bringing this scripture to the forefront of my mind. I have read this many times before, but never in the same light as I just did.

    A note from the Amplified Bible talking about why they choose to translate to "ask and continue to ask" is very illuminating:

    Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation: The idea of continuing or repeated action is often carried by the present imperative and present participles in Greek.

    This has deep meaing for me, because I can not tell you how many times I have had to fight my own doubts because I did not feel "Spirit Filled" and was around those who seemed to be just that. To some extent, I put it to the fact that I do not feel deeply often at all, but that was a rationalization and deep within my psyche, I always knew that and it gave me no comfort.

    Pray for me. I will ask of God for myself, but I'd really appreciate your supplications on my behalf on this. Pray that he would "turn the tap on full" so that I would be filled with His Spirit as quickly as one ever possibly could. Yes, of my many and even continuing sins, I need to repent, and truely, I have and wish to do them no more. The only thing I can count in my favor is steadfastness. In the face of doubt, I have had the faith to pick my elf up so very many times and face back to what I think I should do. I am weak and utterly dependant upon God's grace which I am happy that he freely gives to those who would ask for it.

    That being "Spirit Filled" would make my fight with my sinful nature easier, I am not sure. But still, it is what I desire. Fill me up, LORD!

    In Christ (and in His name I ask all of this),

    Mel
    2006-02-26 10:17:03 Posted by Mel ()

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