A young man—enthralled by the power he witnessed—ran up to Smith Wigglesworth and begged for the gift. Smith said, “you don’t want it. Before God is through with you, you will feel as if a thousand switch trains have run over you.” Before God uses you greatly He will wound you deeply.
The reason for our lack of power and miracles is plain—we are just not willing to pay the price. If you are willing, the Holy Spirit will take you through the process to power.
Here then is the price of God’s miracle working power:
What God chooses, He cleanses.
What God cleanses, He molds.
What God molds, He fills.
What God fills, He uses.
- J. S. Baxter