These have been (some) of my experiences.

Much has been debated over the centuries as to the existance of God.  Many who do not believe in God challenge, “Where’s your proof?”  Generally speaking that question is usually followed-up with name calling (both to the one who believes and the One, Whom we believe in).

I don’t have the answers for them.  I do know that I have (personally) had some very unique experiences that anchor my beliefe in the Most High God.  At one time in my life when I caused myself to “hit bottom” I reached out… again to the Comforter.  I did so because I “heard” Him say, “Come to me now or I will not pursue you any longer.”  You see up unto that point in my life I had used God as my Almighty Bail Bondsman.  No not to get out of jail but like, “Oh Lord, if You will just get me out of this mess…” kind of thing.  I know that the Bible says that God will never leave us nor forsake us and at this particular time I felt like God was saying to me, “I won’t pursue you.  It’s all going to be up to you to get yourself through life.  Do you really think you can do it all on your own?”  When I say I “heard” I don’t mean an audible voice but rather a split second conversation of sorts.

So anyway, I was in this dire situation when He came to me in a most dramatic way.  I have no scientific proof and I don’t need scientific proof.   In that moment even the air felt different.  What I do know is that when He and I finished our conversation I was transformed from an angry, frightened and unsure about my future man to a man of immeasurable peace and completely comfortable about what the future held for me.  I can not begin to explain the overwhelming sense of… I don’t know, peace and contentment just doesn’t seem adequate to describe it.  I was changed.  My situation and circumstances had not changed but I had.

That was the moment for me.  The defining moment that anchored my faith.   Of course I have had many challenges since then.  Difficult and painful challenges.  And I have not always answered those challenges the way I should have.  But, I have been able to recognise where I’ve made poor choices and turn from them back to Him.  Before The Encounter I may or may not have recognized my failure and if I had would likely have felt a sense of “Ha, got away with that one.”

Another spiritual marker in my life was when my father died.  That was such a dark, depressing time and also a  time of great questioning. I wrote about my deliverance from that here:

https://mssc54.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/my-angel-story/

I have personally witnessed a man’s leg grow two inches.  I have personally seen a little girl with a three inch platform shoe on one foot throw that shoe away when her leg miraculously measured to the length of the other.  I have (time and time again) received financial blessings that could not be explained or planned for.  I have sustained traumatic injuries and healed from them far beyond all the doctors expectations.  My life has been transformed and by my life’s transformation my family has not only been made whole but flourished.

I know there will be those who can take each of these instances in my life and explain them away with some sort of scientific explanation or possibly psychological disorder.  How sad for them. 

All I know is that God is real in my life.

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7 Responses to These have been (some) of my experiences.

  1. My brain is mush but where oh where did I read that acts of divinity must always be able to be explained by a real or scientific cause. Faith is a gift, not a measure of reasoning effected by the preponderance of the evidence.

    I know I’m not articulating the concept very well, but I absolutely connect with the idea that there is a an explanation for the universe at each level of our awareness. As we move toward enlightenment and understanding, so too are our eyes opened to underlying causation.

    mssc54 replied:

    Hayden: Those who don’t believe in the Creator often use the Big Bang theory as their “proof”. However, just ask them where the “stuff” came from that caused the Big Bang and they can not prove where the “stuff” came from. Believers need scientific proof but evolutionists can hold a rock in their hand and that makes their theory higher than Creation?

  2. P.S. This is HILARIOUS.

    “I had used God as my Almighty Bail Bondsman. ”

    mssc54 replied:

    Hayden: Theological comedy is a good thing sometimes! 🙂

  3. Joy says:

    I don’t feel “proof” is needed. I think what we feel and what we think is the important thing. I feel it’s what lives inside you that makes the difference.

  4. marlajayne says:

    I’m with you all the way on this one. I often wonder what or to whom people turn to who have no faith in the Almighty.

  5. Karen says:

    I love to hear how God has worked in your life and really been there for you.I dont need proof that God exsists but its awesome when he does something for you just because he can and I think to say I am here and Iove you.I too (as marlajayne said) wonder who peple turn to when they dont know the Lord.He became SO real for me after losing someone close to me from cancer.I FELT him in my grief.All I wondered then was how do people go through this without God in their life?
    Thanx for your openness.You have a gift for writting.

  6. paige says:

    Well, to just be getting back to my faith it is helpful and very reassuring that thoughts such as yours still exist. You know that i grew up in a loving, stable, and christian home. After we moved i became angry with God. I never embraced the fact that i had been given a fresh start in a new place. Well at 14 i was still new at understanding what following and believing in what God had in store for me. I lived my life in anger and rebellion. 4 years of high school, 2 years of college (and a religion course)and i had no close to no faith to hold on too. i believed that there was a higher being but i put no stock in its worth.
    Then i was lead to Justin, my new husband. i can’t for a second not think that he was part of my “plan” that was meant for me. had i never moved i would have never met Justin. had i never joined the AF i would have never “re”met Justin 8000 miles from where we are both from. I know now that i was given a gift. I still struggle every day to keep the faith. My husband and i pray together and have just found a new church to attend. My husband helped me get back on the path of the righteous and maintain my faith.
    i understand your blog was more leaning towards miracles and the fact that non-believers need tangible proof for explanation, but this is what came to mind when i read it. i guess in my head this is my miracle. felt like sharing. Love you

  7. kweenmama says:

    When spirit talks to spirit, as you have described, there is no stronger witness to the existence of God. Those who haven’t experienced it won’t understand.

    Great post!

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