I know what you are talking about. All those years I was a witnesses I never felt anything either.
It is because we were praying to someone we did not know personally. We knew "all about" God and Jesus, but we never knew them personally. Jesus preached in John chapter 5, that they studied the scriptures diligently to get eternal life.....but they never knew HIM.
Jesus also said ..."I am IN the father, and you are IN me and I am IN you. I had never thought of that before. I guess I use to think of them watching "over" us......... but never right IN us.
Romans 8:11 says"
"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, WHO LIVES IN YOU."
I don't think we ever really read the bible for enjoyment, like a good read. We never got to know the main character. We never read it like a Daneille Steele novel and had the characters really come to life.
Try just reading the book of John for what it is Jesika. You will be soooo amazed at how different it is from what the JW's have taught us.
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