This is true for me, and may or may not be true for you. I am talking about the sensation of God directing your attention to Himself.
The feeling I get is weird. It’s like something grabs me on the inside, like my lungs and stomach, and gives them a gentle squeeze. I’ve only had this feeling in a few different situations, and can’t self-replicate it. When I get this feeling, I get a sudden awareness of where I am, and the feeling is usually associated with a desire to cry, and most of the time, crying doesn’t necessarily make sense in the situation.
Sometimes it happens when I’m making a difficult decision, it’s happened multiple times in a church situation, and sometimes in my personal prayer time. I’ve been surprised that in a church situation, amongst the sensation of awareness, I find that other people begin to cry also, meanwhile we’re not connected or associated.
A friend of mine calls this being “Touched by the Holy Spirit.” This is ultimately, being touched by God. The worst/best part of this sensation, is you feel like you have absolutely no control over this feeling, but you also feel completely okay with it.
This isn’t a pentecostal thing. This is a God thing. Any Christian can have this sensation. It’s not a matter of asking/praying for the sensation. It’s a matter of asking for God’s presence. Every time I’ve gone to a church and told God, “If I’m going, you better be there too, ” I have had this sensation, and usually have see other people experiencing it, too.