The Lord Jesus in My Spirit
My name is Yvette Thomson and I have a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. I was brought up as a Lutheran, and I loved the Lord, yet I really didnít know Him. He seemed to be so far away from me. In a desire to get to know Him and to find others that were serious to pursue Him, while in high school I began to attend the churches of my friends. Although I went to many denominations, they all seemed very similar to the church I grew up in. I wasnít looking merely for a social group, but really wanted to follow the Lord.
While attending the University of Texas, I met a fellow student while riding the shuttle bus. She gave me a tract called The Mystery of Human Life. I was so intrigued by this tract that I wanted to meet her again. She began to meet with me soon after that and I have to say that my life has never been the same. She told me that according to 1 Thessalonians 5:23, I have a body, soul, and spirit. Since I have a spirit and God is Spirit (John 4:24), God can live in me! Now I know that God is no longer far away from me. He is now right inside me. I have God living in my spirit!
To get to know this God whom I had received, I began to meet with the other believers in her church. I went to my first meeting on Sunday afternoon, and I felt at home right away. I felt like I had known them all my life. I could tell that they really cared for me. Ever since that time in 1991, I have been meeting with these believers in the local church. They have taught me so much. They have shown me that I can enjoy the Lord by calling on His name (Romans 10:12), by praying, and by praying over the Word (Ephesians 6:17-18). They have shown me that I can tell the Lord Jesus how much I love Him. They have given me such a deep and profound love for the entire Bible. Since meeting with them, I have such a deep love for the Lord that I want to devote my entire life to Him. I am happier than I ever thought it possible to be, and every day I get to know more about the wonderful Lord Jesus in my spirit.
The Lord is Now so Approachable, Enjoyable and Lovable
I am so thankful for the ministry of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee. Earlier in my life the Lord was so far away from me. I wanted to know Him and experience Him, and I really tried to read the Bible, but the Bible was so hard. I couldnít understand it or get much out of it.
However, that has all changed now that I know the ministry of these two men. This ministry has thoroughly opened the Bible for me. A book that was so unapproachable and difficult to understand has become a book that is so full of life. Because of this ministry, Jesus Christ, a Person that was so far away from me, is now so near, approachable, enjoyable, and lovable. I am so grateful to the Lord for His mercy that I have been shown this ministry.
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