ENGLISH/SPRITUALITY I speak in toungues far too often, according to some in my vicinity. That is not an opinion. It is fact.
One night upon entering Easter I woke up four times. Actually, I woke myself up. I was far too chatty. I was speaking in toungues.
A problem needed solving. I had no idea how to cope. I went on speaking in tongues for three more nights, totaling four nights waking myself up whilst speaking in tongues.
Last night I woke up again. Twice. At 3 a.m., and again at 4:30. Now, what was I doing?
I needed strength. Strength to cope. Correction… Not needed. I need strength to cope. I am needing strength to cope.
As I have no idea what the solution should be, I am forced to let the Spirit guide me. My own preferred solution would easily be asking God to force my own will upon another human being, and that’s really not God’s way. Don’t fool yourself, God will let us have our own way and just silently whisper ‘My will be done, not yours’. (Luke 22:42) That applies to other people, too.
God doesn’t force us. And I cannot force another human being. So I am stuck with the only option left to me. ‘Not my will, God. Yours!’ (Luke 22:42) And since I’m not at all that sure what God will do, and I definitely do not have God’s patience with that other person, it would either be my will, after all, or asking God to teach me patience.
So I pray. I pray prayers that even I don’t understand. It is probably for the better. Wasting my own time, as well as God’s patience, trying to make Him force His will—quite possibly MY will—on a person is not at all what Jesus Christ is about. That’s nothing more than old-fashioned ’magickery’. Magic, if you like. God’s not into magic. We should all know what the Bible teaches us about Simon the Magician. (Acts 8:9-24)
In the end I did not solve my problem, but I did learn to cope.
What is tongue speak? Couldn’t I be satisfied with the languages I already master? Or, that I am trying to master?
More on that on a later occasion. Now, I’m just happy to let you know that praying, even in tongues that I do not understand, brings peace of mind. Peace to mind. And who knows—well God knows!—maybe God woke me up all those times during the last couple of weeks not only to solve my own problems but also to intercede, secretly even to our enemy, on somebody else’s behalf?
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. (1Cor 14:2 NVI)
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. (1Cor 14:18 NVI)
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