Normal pleasure of the world had no attraction for him…the Restraining Hand was upon him.
Reese Howell: Intercessor
In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there.
It is an amazing thing to be gripped by the hand of God. It is for great people of Christian faith and in the scriptures, a sign of divine ownership and a setting apart for great and amazing things.
In all our pursuits these days, trying to improve in this and that in our own strength, may we desire this: the hand of God coming and grabbing a hold of our lives for his glory.
How God would do so for more people, if they were willing. If they wouldn’t resist him.
Oh Hand of God, Come and Grab Me!