I just returned last night from the Holy Spirit Retreat in Honesdale, PA where 19 people got away for a wonderful and refreshing weekend where we focused on developing a better understanding of who the Holy Spirit is, what the Holy Spirit does, and how we can be filled with the Holy Spirit.
After each session we spent over an hour discussing relevant scripture passages in hopes of better understanding the spiritual gifts. After the third session we set up a chair in the middle of the room and everyone prayed over each person for healing, the impartation of gifts, the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
The presence of the Holy Spirit was very noticeable and with tears of joy and thanksgiving, everyone left the retreat feeling closer to one another and refreshed.
Some had experienced the loss of a loved one in recent days, others were recovering from painful divorces, some had debilitating physical issues, and others were in desperate need of a fresh touch from the Spirit. The chemistry among those participating was terrific, and it was evident that God had singlehandedly planned for each person to be there. We could tell that people were praying for us.
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