THE INNER LIGHT
There is an interior orientation for inward worship and listening. It is not for special groups or special people but is part of anyone who truly desires it. This practice is the heart of spirituality. It is the secret of the Master. He expected this secret of inward worship and listening to be freshly discovered in everyone who would be His follower. It creates an amazing fellowship with Jesus and with others.
The Catholics have treasured this practice as much as anyone but have so overlaid this interior life with the heavy weight of external ecclesiastical authority; that it almost seems that one counters the other rather than expressing the other. Protestants on the other hand have formed external creeds and dogmas and have closed off revelation because they believe canon (scriptures) is complete. The fresh springs of inner life are all but ignored. This causes one to cling to the Bible more than clinging to Jesus.
We need a Shekinah of the soul, a light that only the Holy Spirit can bring. A light no one else can turn off. It needs to be something that burns now. Any life and prayer that is future is in confusion. The glory and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit is now from the God of the now. We need not spend our life searching and wondering. We should move out of spiritual middle-class and realize our inheritance is not heaven; it’s Him.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” Jesus