“God has placed inside each one of us a spiritual dream. It’s what God has breathed into us—a little bit of Himself. And it’s that part that is calling us unto Him.”
So states Jamie Buckingham in this remarkable recounting of his own personal journey with the Holy Spirit.
From his strict moral upbringing, through his salvation experience, through his “dark pit” days as a disgraced Southern Baptist pastor, through his highly successful writing career, Jamie shares how God broke down his resistance to the baptism in the Holy Spirit and taught him how to be led by the Spirit day by day. With characteristic transparency, humor and insight, he uses his own story to encourage each of us to discover our unique identity, purpose, and power—to realize our God-given dream—through a personal experience with the Spirit of God.
The following quotes by Jamie were taken directly from A Spirit-led Life.
“After we all settled down, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said, ‘We’ll it’s a special night. Each one of you has been chosen to be here.'”
“In my early years, as far back as I can remember, I was afraid of the Pentecostals. They used to scare the bejabbers out of me.”
I was so afraid that if I allowed the Holy Spirit to take control of my life I would speak in tongues…”
“Everything that I feared, everything, has come upon me. But God has given me a fearlessness that I never dreamed could be mine.”
“If you don’t follow His healing and provision with a change in lifestyle, you will miss the wonderful benefits of a relationship with God.”
“If you will give everything — everything — to God then that thing you have been hoping and waiting for will come to pass.”