Jump to content

Welcome to Christian Writers!

We are a friendly community built around Christian writing, publishing, reading and fellowship. Register or sign in today to join in the fun!
mightyriver

The Lord was there

Recommended Posts

Hey thought I’d share a moment I had before Jesus came into my life. 
 

I was playing video games a few weeks before the Lord came into my life 

and I was thinking of a name for my account but I couldn’t figure one out until the word “beloved” came into my mind I didn’t think much of it until Jesus came into my life and it was pressed into my spirit that he was there. I had another type of moment when I was 18 when I was strumming chords on my guitar and the impression came into my spirit to worship the Lord but yet I did not know the Lord but he seemed to be there before he came Into my life. 
The Lord is good.

 

has anyone else had any moments with the Lord on your journey in this life ? Please share 😊

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jehovah-shammah. Immanuel/Emmanuel. God with us. Always! In all things. Through all things.

 

Praise the Lord for your open and receiving heart and for your birth into the family of God!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was 19 the day I received Christ as Savior and Lord, though it felt more like God having rammed through the final door of a castle besieged by Light.  I had just attended a Bible study in which the youth leader gave the "Romans Road" Scriptures as a witnessing tool.   After the meeting, the leader asked me if I had ever heard those Scriptures.   I responded that I had, about 5 times over a 3-year span, from different believers.       As he and I parted, the leader showed me the verse that said "God's spirit will not always strive with man".

 

As I walked back to the military barracks, it was night time, with not much street lighting.   It was pretty much jet back with very luminous stars overhead.   The scenery pretty much presented how I was suddenly beginning to see myself, in relationship to God.   So much darkness in the world, yet obvious luminescence if we bothered to look up and learn His way.  The thought kept occurring to me that I could very well be on the precipice of permanent unbelief.  

 

I shuddered at the thought that perhaps I would never hear again, within my being, the call of love that Jesus extends.   What would the purpose of all my pride, arrogance and resistance be then?   I would be a mere echo chamber--and there would be no One with whom I could argue as a matter of dialogue.   I was suddenly inwardly exhausted from the struggle and felt a resolute calm which lead me to the barracks room door of a sergeant who was known as one of those "holy joe" followers of Jesus.  Long story short, he led me in a sinners prayer within a few minutes.  

 

God is indeed the Hound of Heaven

Quote

 

 

Edited by Ragamuffin_John
  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, amazing stories, @Ragamuffin_John & @mightyriver

 

I experience moments with God every day; sometimes I may not even be aware of it. But all I can say is that He has been so good to me even when I flit and flutter around like a butterfly from flower to flower, often wandering carelessly in any and every direction, He's always there watching me and protecting me. 

 

A few nights ago, a streetlight next to our house blew out. Since it belongs to the city, it's their job to change the bulb. Well, they've been replacing all the regular incandescents with a horrifically bright new LED bulb in every light in town once it blows, and my mom had been really stressed about it because the light shines right into her bedroom window, and she might as well kiss any decent amount of sleep bye-bye if they installed one of the LEDs into it. 

 

I think I remember praying for some miracle to happen, and happen it certainly did. One or two nights after it blew out, suddenly the light flicked back on ... and it hasn't gone out again since!! Now I believe that under normal circumstances streetlights just don't do that. I believe with all my heart that God will not let that light dim again as long as we live here. Hallelujah! 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your story and question, @Mightyriver You have done my heart good. 

I was five years old and very ill with the measles. My father refused to take me to the doctor, discounting the severity of my illness. By God's grace his aunt convinced him that I would die without proper attention and I did get what I needed.

In the weeks that followed I experienced an Overshadowing presence, like a dome of peace in my bed. I just lay there, too weak to move, and let God be.  I AM with i am.   

In my thirties, I finally remembered and realised, that was Jesus, proving His love for me.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the fourth anniversary of this moment with the Lord, so...

 

There is this block in University City, (which is a neighborhood in Philly), where four hospitals meet. CHOP, HUP, Abramson, and the VA. Each hospital is at least a city block in size and at least 6 stories high. It's crowded all the time, even during the holiday season. Of course, not everyone is a patient, there are workers and families coming and going too. And not all patients are in bad straits. (I saw a pregnant women being wheeled into the ER.) But the sizes of the buildings and the enormity of what's going on around me hit more than once. So many stories. So many reasons for so many people to be there.

 

Hubby had blown a micro valve during a heart attack before Thanksgiving that year, and so many things were going wrong. He had to be stable to get the valve replaced, and it was over a month before he was. (That anniversary is December 23rd.)

 

So I was picturing this street I was crossing from above. A crowded street with huge buildings in a neighborhood in a city with many, many huge buildings, and crowded streets, in the northeastern section of the States with many more cities with... and it just grew until I looked like an ant from God's viewpoint.

 

But I passed this pocket garden before going into the hospital hubby was in. The only thing left of the pocket garden was two bare miniature willow trees and some faded ground cover. The leaves were evergreen, but you know how it fades out anyway in winter.

 

Except in between the leaves was one tiny flower. No way should that flower have been there in winter. And no way should anyone have noticed it. God had that flower blooming because he had taken care of it all its life. I wasn't merely an ant. And he was telling me that hubby was in his hands too, so fear not. (He kept telling me that he was in control, but not once did he promise which outcome he'd give. xD)

 

Matt. 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.