personal encounter with god

How wonderful it is to have read this first thing in the morning, beautiful and uplifting. Have a Happy New Years dear skye.. and keep holding on to the one who never lets go... Love to YOU dear girl. You said earlier that God sought you out. ..not just belonged but adopted into God's family - God calls me daughter. Thanks for sharing. [10] Then the LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Thanks for this profound story. God Bless you and guide you as you journey Chris! I continue to seek God's will in my life and He fills me with purpose and joy. Yes that's the best anyone could want! You, my dear lady, are doing such a great thing by passing down that information and belief and choice to your own children etc.! I mean this complex universe and its people could not have just happened - could they? Over the years of doing ministry with others this has been a re-occuring thyme, that connection with the earthly father has not always been that great, thus it is the way people see God. I invited Him to be the Lord of my life. It’s good to be aware that “personal encounter with Jesus Christ” is a sort of shorthand that, when examined closely, can describe everything from extraordinary “Road to Emmaus” moments, to moments of emotional conviction (as I had as a teenager), to the conscious acceptance that Christ lived, died, and rose for you, personally. His meeting with God provides us with a wealth of insights into. He said that God uniquely created me and He loved me and had a purpose for my life... (tears welled in my eyes and the deepest longings to know God squeezed at my heart). All the things that your parents didn't teach you. Bless YOU and your clear godly insight here .. "it is important that we share Him every time we can. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Shorelines: Personal Encounter With God October 10, 2018 / Jeff Over the years, I have been asked more than once why and how I went from being a solely expositional, theological church leader to one who believes and practices the more experiential components of Christianity. Vs. 3  He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. :0). I receive that in gratitude. Pentecostal Sermons and Bible Studiesby Pastor Jim Feeney, Ph.D. ... I’m so glad I know better now from my experiences with a loving Savior, but I still struggle in believing God desires my personal happiness. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. I’m so glad I know better now from my experiences with a loving Savior, but I still struggle in believing God desires my personal happiness. Suddenly I felt desperate to know him. wonderful sharing :) you have a good heart that knowing your earthly, your love and faith to God the Father made you realize how wonderful you are :) God bless you! Lesson 40: Three Encounters With God (Acts 16:11-34) Related Media. A life without Christ is like experiencing hell. 12 Jan 2008-> Exactly 2 years after i broke up. Angry words and tempers flared as I tried to go to sleep each night. You may be in a season when you look left and right and cannot see God. “A Personal Encounter With Jesus.” John 1:43-51. God placed our sins on His sinless Son on the cross, so that we might be forgiven and become a child of God. I look forward to knowing you better here on the hubs! Woohoo! He was walking towards me and spoke to me. God sought me out - my heart is His! Awesome!! As he gets in your face his tongue spews all sorts of embarrassing, humiliating and evil utterances. My prayer the year before was answered, my soul came to rest and I was fully at peace. Don’t fear the encounter. In “ Acknowledge What WeAre ” ( Click for link), I finished on the note that knowing God was like knowing a person and involved a personal encounter. I love reading the Bible stories about how God interacted with other people from times past. Your Mom and Dad sound like the BEST parents ever. I am grateful, in hindsight, because I knew there was a God. As I grew into my early teen years I began to think that life was a real bummer. It has been said that a person's opinions and views about God are closely associated with their relationship to and experience with their earthly father, I believe that is true. Revealed a Personal Encounter with God Book Description : Revealed is a collection of poems by Sandra Ruth Penro. 103:12 "He has removed our sins as far from us as the EAST is from the WEST." Thanks for your encouraging words and for your life testimony! 30 Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. Personal Encounters With 'God' Confer Lasting Mental Health Benefits. Vss. God always reaches us and often uses other believers (even those on the other side of the world) to help us see His mighty hand at work. How I love the Lord! No one ever talked to me about God and I never went to Church, except on occasions when a friend or neighbor took me. You have had a very difficult life .. but as you testify God has walked beside you .. I can envision you writing in a similar style. 22-26  ...[23] Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?” ... [26] The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”, Vs. 27  Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes...”, Vss. Though it took many years, God answered those prayers. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 29, 2011: Thank you villar - God answered a teenager's prayer and sent one of His messenger's to show me how Great the Father's love is for mankind ... and for me individually. I felt lost and alone. A Personal Encounter With God. What stands out about Andrew is that he is a very ordinary guy. Let’s purpose to do it! :). Summary: In Genesis 18 the patriarch Abraham has a dramatic personal encounter with God. God uses some unusual means to bring people to salvation. And it gets to the Truth-------the truth that we can find only when we meet the Master! Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 30, 2009: I so appreciate you and your life testimony. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 25, 2010: Dear drmbyrd, thank you for sharing your love and faith in God. Just sunday evening I was asking GOD making questions pertaining things going on in my life, I believe some of those questions got answered reading your article, Thank You. Instead of trying to make a tangible encounter with God happen, prepare yourself for when God decides manifest his presence to you. November Showing posts from December 2020 December 29, 2020Tuesday THE REFINER’S FIRE MALACHI 2:17–3:5 Start Reading December 28, 2020Monday LOVE SCORNED MALACHI 1:1–5; 2:10–16 Start Reading December 27, 2020Sunday SUFFERING FOR HIS NAME PSALM 83 Start Reading December 26, 2020Saturday READING BETWEEN THE LINES MATTHEW 2:13–23 Start Reading December 25, … Thank you...and abundant blessings in Jesus. Charles Spurgeon tells of a man who once went to a chapel to listen to the singing, but he didn’t want to hear the preaching. And that has brought me through. In the middle of my mess, he reached down, with love and compassion and drew me to his heart. I was terrified of tripping his trigger and was afraid of him, actually for years I hated him. Do you know what it feels like to have a raging lunatic looming over you with a deep red face contorted in uncontrolled fury? Our lives will be dramatically better as a result. SL Perrin from South Carolina on January 17, 2010: Mekenzie my friend I appreciate the great works of this piece and the way you shared your steps towards Christ as your Savior. My father was not a man to be admired or trusted. and as you know GOD FLIPPED it on me and BLESSED me HUGELY with your life and prayers and more.... tim kenner from Greater Orange County on June 16, 2010: Awesome insight into your past and the way God and you came together and where you are today and WOW! I think if one person could tell one hurting little child one thing it would be good to sing or tell him/her the song 'Yes, Jesus loves me, this I know.' I wanted to know if He existed and if He could bring some kind of sense to this life. Thank You Lord. I believe God spoke to me through this article. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 25, 2013: Brenda, your enthusiasm for my story has touched my heart deeply. I am soooo glad for you that you too have that conncetion. I am drawn to your heart! Man, I was covered in goosebumps and my heart leapt for joy! You see, I was raised in a very Godly home; Mom was the most perfect person I know of (haha of course no one is perfect, but she strove daily to stay with the Lord and to raise us all right), and Daddy was the same (he had overcome a bad past and became a preacher, steady, strong, unmoveable from the path God had chosen for him). My life has been traumatic, with many abandonments, crushimg experiences in a step family and an absentee father who was all love one minute and the next no problem with taking advantage or using me. I just thought you would appreciate a personal testimony to the goodness of our God and how He will come through for you, even when you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. ... (which were not designed for personal comfort! This has also caused me to pull away from God during difficult times. I need to make a conscious choice to trust God and let Him guide me through the hard times. He is so opposite of my earthly Dad. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust." 5 Steps to Have an Encounter With the Spirit. ).Thank you for sharing God's Word! What a wonderful story. Awesome! Crying out I prayed, "God, if you are real, I just can't believe you created me and then plopped me down here on this earth-place to fend for myself... My heart longs to know you but I don't know how to find you.... Will you please reveal yourself to me?". God spoke to me when i was praying in the Prayer Room. It makes the time put into writing the story ... sooooooooooooooo worth it! TJBaruch from Clearwater, FL on December 11, 2009: A lovely hub...the truth of your words carried by the Holy Spirit. You're truly a natural writer. I am like you. Dad Haworth told me God was real and he spoke the Heavens and the Earth into existence. Vss. I am honored that you should give so high a compliment. 11-15  ...[12] So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?” [13] Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ [14] Is anything too hard for the LORD? I ran away from home so many times as a child. The first is just to sit or meditate, be very still, hearing only your own breath, and let your soul draw in, as if from the surrounding air, the divine presence. 27-33  ...[32] He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”. I agree that teaching children the song ... yes, Jesus Loves Me .. could change the direction of many lives. "How Great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" On a conscious level I would never say I don't trust God. My Personal Encounter With God. Can you understand why I never felt secure or loved by him? This hub will help you break through the chains of anger and bitterness. God bless you as you journey. A lot of us has different experiences with a personal encounter with God. Looking back I understand that God himself came to my rescue. I am impressed with your ability to self assess and be honest with yourself. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 08, 2009: Lori, I am too! Mek,there is no mistake we are friends. I felt an immediate lifting of my Spirit and I experienced what scripture describes as .... Old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new. I kept my line open for direct communication with the Creator. Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you. Awesome; praise Him! Learn how to forgive and be free. have a personal encounter with god Standard 2 Samuel 6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household. [17] Then the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? Am happy,I don't even know how I stumbled upon this site but I thank God I in Africa by the way and to think 3years later your writing has reached me..our God is an awesome God indeed. You can actually contact her for tips and advice if you need to. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your beautiful comments. The second time it was right on the rooftop near me and came right upon me. I must be a better writer than I thought... Ha Ha. I feel so sorry for those people who do not know Him. what a beautiful story! My life finally made sense - I was created for a purpose. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 11, 2010: Moulik, hey nice to see you again .. point of departure?? I long for it and know that this time on Earth, though the days are filled with trials and tribulations, is temporary. (Psalm 103:8-14). I must replace those ideas and images of dad with the truths of who my Father God is. Megan Brooks. Devotional “About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray. I am going to pray that God will bring someone into your life that you can trust - he has done that for me (in fact they are loyal-supportive, trust with my life type of friends..) They say if you find one such friend in a lifetime - you are most definitely blessed - I have five - I feel it is way more than I deserve...) :-). His word holds all the answers to life's questions. I don't ever have to feel alone again. I always love to hear the witness of people who weren't raised in a Christian home, because it humbles me since I'm sometimes inclined to take my own raising for granted, and I'm so glad to hear about the new Life that people have come through to witness for the Lord. I also know that the God of Heaven loves me unconditionally and passionately. Chibuzo Melvin Mobis from Nigeria on March 12, 2010: "Seek and you shall find",he said. The old feelings of abandonment and distrust try to take precedence over what I know to be true about God. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 12, 2010: Rossimobis, Yes, "Seek and you shall find." I have been praying for a personal encounter with God regarding my past relationship, especially. In Genesis 18 the patriarch Abraham has a dramatic personal, . These poems consist of scriptural acrostics, bible characters, childhood memories, and personal expressions of the emotions and trials of everyday living. He's coming soon! He spoke to me before I was 4yrs old. Through His faithfulness in my own life, there are a few things I have learned about God Encounters: 1. I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness". Moulik Mistry from Burdwan, West Bengal, India on February 11, 2010: Beautiful article - there is no point of departure while trying to understand God, at least so far as I think... Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 17, 2010: SL, I am so honored and encouraged by your comments. WOW~ God is really awesome! Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! In the story of Andrew we witnessed him engaging in a type of evangelism we referred to as invitational evangelism. I prayed constantly for my family to know Him and know the peace that passes ALL understanding. She had to work hard to get me to spend the night with her and because she was persistent, I finally caved. We have seen a treasure trove of divine insights from just one person's encounter with God, that of Abraham meeting “the Lord” on the plains of Mamre. She once told me she couldn't recall ever having received a hug from her own mother. Tonight is the night for you to Encounter the living God and grow in your relationship with God. I’m strengthened and encouraged by their examples. “There, in the tent,” he said. I have actually been a Christian for many years and have a dear husband (were in ministry almost 30 years) three children and 10 grandkids. I once felt like a lost child but after giving my life to God and accepting forgiveness through Jesus .. In God's word, the Psalmist gives us a snapshot picture of Father God, the one who loves you and me beyond our wildest dreams, hopes and expectations. The thing is---my Mom had grown up without any Christian influence except her grandfather, the only person who ever taught her about God and to read the Bible. The relationship between my mom and dad was hostile and ugly. When God raised Jesus from the dead, He paved a way for us to come to God as well. Item Details creator Sherrill, O.L. What I did not write in this hub is that my Dad came to know the Lord later in his life. 18-19  â€œAbraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. I thank God that He used my experience to touch your life. As you continue to mature and grow in His grace, you faith will only strengthen and solidify (sanctification). For me, understanding how God has a bigger plan, and how we are His foot soldiers here on earth, with an eternal goal, is still much easier for me to grasp, than realizing how God cares for our personal safety, comfort, and protection during our earthly lifetimes. skye2day from Rocky Mountains on December 31, 2009: Tidings Mekenzie, Beautiful Hub. Genesis 18:1-2  The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. He has over 20 years of pulpit ministry experience, serving in the capacities of Assistant Pastor, Senior Pastor, Evangelist and also Missionary. Your personal encounter with Jesus will change you so much that people will start to note the change. "The LORD is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Now I know why. This picture is actually an artist's conception of Jesus. I have honestly just come to grips with this myself. drmbyrd from Silicon Valley on May 25, 2010: I am so glad you searched of God. He then showed me, using God's very words, that because God so loved me, He gave His only son to die for my sins (in my place) so that I could live eternally with Him. PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you. ", "How Great is the Father's love that we should be called the children of God" I John 3:1. LOL Thanks for rejoicing in my parents salvation. Dad H was used in a mighty way. God is so faithful and always patient and kind. But for those of us raised by earthly fathers who had no use or time for God, (I only heard God's name used in a series of cuss words) the ability to see God and his true attributes is almost impossible.

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