Thread: Experiencing God in your Life.
April 29th 2010, 09:06 AM #1
Experiencing God in your Life.
I'm not quite sure if this is the right spot for this thread but if not I'm sure a moderator will move it. The reason I started this thread is because I had a moment today that I could see God working through me so much it was amazing and I just have to share my joy with you guys. So here is my story.
I have a friend and our relationship started out as a relationship that I shouldn't have with somebody over the computer but I did anyway because the stupid part of me said but I wanna have this kind of relationship right now. God changed my eyes to see how wrong the relationship is and I confesed to her that I felt as though the relationship we have been having online is not one that eaither of us should be having and I told her how I came to realize that it wasn't the kind of relationship we should be having.
So over time the Lord has used our relationship and my confession of faith to strenthen her relationship with him which I had no idea she had and it strenthened mine at the same time. So after having our relationship turning for the better she tells me that she has been battling this cancer that has been jumping through different parts of her body and her fight to stop it for the past couple years and how it has just destroyed her body so she just bairly has enough organs to live.
She went to the doc's the other day to check on the cancer and the doctor told her she has 6 months to live if she is lucky and she has gone out drinking every night for the past week and I have told her my concern about her drinking and getting to drunk and falling into the extreme life she use to have and she tells me how bad she feels and that her drinking problem was coming back and how she felt so terrible about it and how shes going to hell and says that God couldn't forgive somebody like her.
So I told her about my relationship with God and how for me he is like a friend that walk by my side all the time and never leaves and how I look up to him and how when we do bad things its not that he doesn't love us anymore he its just that our sin makes him sad and disapointed in us and the holy spirit just took over and I typed an entire page email in about 10 minutes and sent it and after I sent it I read over it and thanked God so much for using me to deliver his message to her I almost broke down and cried because the words that the holy spirit typed through me were so amazing and so moving.
So I'm wondering if any of you guys have had any kind of experience like this were God has clearly shown himself to you. I just love when it happens and I just love when it happens to other people to.I love landscape photography because I am able to capture and share God's beautiful creation.
May 15th 2010, 09:28 AM #2
Re: Experiencing God in your Life.
Yes! I have had many such experiences, in fact I was telling a friend about how I need to start my own private journal because there are so many. King David often encouraged himself by recalling how God showed Himself strong on David's behalf and I think it's a really good idea.
To understand where I was spiritually at the time this happened, I recommend that you first read my original post under the heading "Hebrews 6:4, and 10:26" by scrolling down to the bottom of my profile page. That'll save time explaining all that rigamaroll.
In 2003 around Christmastime, I had two pets, one, Garfield, was dying of cancer. I was very distraught over this for several reasons: 1- new age influence left me without any kind of faith in God whatsoever, 2- all these horror stories about dying of cancer 3- this pet was one of my favorite pets, ever 4- it was Christmas. So, I was just biding my time waiting for the inevitable to happen, because I just could not kill him (euthanasia). I spent most of my time those days in dread of what would happen and when.
On December 19, I noticed that Garfy was having trouble breathing and his belly was swollen. I scooped him up and raced off to the emergency vet thinking "tonight is the night it will happen." As soon as I got there, crying, they put me in a room and immediately took him from me to examine him in the ICU. I just lost it! I was sure he was going to die that night. On the other side of the door to the room I was in, I heard barking and meowing coming from all kinds of animals being treated. It sounded like a zoo, it was pretty noisy. In my current state of despair and upset, I began praying one of the most horrible prayers I've ever prayed to God: "Dear God SHUT THOSE YAPPING DOGS UP!!!! THEY"RE SCARING MY GARFY!!!!" And I put my head in my hands crying.
(This part is hard to explain, so bear with me.) Then all of a sudden, it seemed like this huge hand was coming down out of the ceiling toward me, not to crush me or rebuke me, but to give me peace - like an ocean! I went from emotionally distraught and crying to just sitting there wading in a sea of God's peace! I sensed that God was telling me that He would never answer such a prayer as I had just prayed, so it was sort of a rebuke, kind of like chiding a small child for thinking his parent would ever leave him. But it didn't feel like a rebuke. It felt like I was being hugged by God and told everything would be ok. This peace is almost indescribable, but it had everything to do with God being present with me during this troubling time.
Then I "heard" God instruct me to pray again - discrard that first prayer where I demanded God to shut the dogs up - and pray a loving prayer for ALL the animals in the ICU, not just Garfy. "Garfy doesn't belong to you. He's Mine. All animals belong to Me!" is what I heard God say. "Pray a loving prayer for all My animals back there, and this time, I will hear you."
So I began again and prayed for God to help each of His animals in the treatment room and to touch their bodies, heal them, give them peace, relieve their loneliness and fears, comfort them.
Such peace enveloped me as I prayed. Not only me, that peace seemed to extend into the other room as well.
That's when another amazing thing happened. (As if what had already happened was not amazing enough!) And I sooo wish there was a video camera present and turned on during this whole time to prove this happened because this will be hard to believe. As I was praying for God to help all His animals in the back room, I heard that den of confusion turn to silence! One by one the little voices became quiet! I SWEAR! It was amazing! I sat there in awe of how God demonstrated to me in a very audible way that He was answering my prayers and that His peace was also flowing to all the little animals who needed it and healing touch also. It wasn't just my imagination. I had proof with my very own ears! God loves all of us, not just people, but all His creation.
Then, one by one, I heard "yip yip, woof woof, meowwww" starting up again! And I thought NO! it didn't work!. And then I heard God say to me "Pray again." So I did. And once again, the voices became silent, as the peace that I was feeling touched not only me, but everyone in the other room, even the staff - their voices got quiet too. This same scenario repeated itself a few more times. I got the message, though.
When the doctor brought Garfy back into the room with me, she told me she had needle-aspirated almost 200 mls of fluid off his belly. I wondered if she was going to mention anything about how the animals had become calm and silent off and on. She did say that Garfy was not anxious or preturbed at all during the procedure, but just looked around curiously.
So what I learned during this time is that, first of all, no animal belongs to me, they all belong to the God Who made them and loves them, and Who can (and will) call them back home any time He chooses too. Garfy died the next month on January 11. And it broke my heart, but once again, God showed up to comfort me as only He can. I learned too that God has immeasurable and demonstrable power over all His creation in a very kind and loving way.Remember you were once an enemy of God yourself (just like me, everyone else and even the dishonest trolls as well) and He chose to love you despite that fact. If He had given you what you deserved a "door slammed in your face" where would you be today? ~ Xmansmommy
i mean, if a skeptic is factually wrong about something, just throw the factual facts at them and ask "how is it you never came across this info? did you ever actually read a reputable scholar on this topic?" instead of just calling someone an "idiot" ~ Teluog
"Yes, if truth is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive." ~ Ravi Zacharias
"There are no Bible verses that I know of that tell people they should insult their enemies. None. Quite the contrary, we are to bless those who curse us. The command is always to bless, there are no commands to curse or to insult, or to belittle." ~ Adrift
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