Precious moments with God

We all have moments of impact in our lives that will be forever imprinted in our brain.  Beautiful memories scattered throughout our day pop up as we recall family trips, our children, friends, spouses, pets, friendly strangers, etc.  Usually these moments begin with a conversation or an exchange of something.  Christians should be able to recall some of these precious moments with God.

Here are 4 moments with God I will never forget:

 

  1. Crying

It’s pretty obvious I’m sure for most of us this is the first experience we have when we accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour.  Then the presence of God overtakes us.  We are filled with an indescribable overwhelming emotion.  When you pray prayers asking God to save your loved ones or prayers for the sick;  the spirit sometimes allows you to sense or feel the pain of others which can overwhelm you.  I’ve experienced tears of joy just dwelling in his presence.  I loved those moments when I first caught on fire.

2. Laughing

I have only laughed a few times while spending time with God.  Especially at his responses sometimes. I’ll go, “How did you know that God?”  I’m sure he’s like because I’m God silly girl!  If you have heard of Kim Walker from the band Jesus Culture she will often laugh during her worship songs.  It is an expression of her adoration towards God.  It’s the cutest yet weirdest thing ever.  But I love it because it is her personal reaction to his presence.

3. Listening

This is probably most important of them all.  Learning God’s voice can be fun and frustrating at the same time.  A friend of mine struggles in this area where she is not certain of the voice of God.  But I am reminded of what someone told me years ago and it stuck with me.  You can always test HIS voice with the word of God; if they match up then it’s God.  If you don’t read your bible you won’t be able to discern God’s voice.  The two go together.  I have had some amazing moments just listening to God.  He has told me things about my future like what my kids names will be ( I don’t have any yet) told me things about my future spouse, even told me when I was going to start a new job (and it happened on that exact date).  You can’t say you have a relationship with God and you only talk to him but don’t listen to him.  Do you know anyone in your circle that’s okay with a one-sided relationship???

4. Repenting

This one here is overlooked all the time I’m sure.  I know some Christians believe you repent once and your good.  Just like there are many levels in our God there are many levels to your deliverance.  What I mean is this:  you can’t tell me that you only struggle with one sin in this life.  There are many areas you struggle in you may not even realize.  For example, the first sin I truly repented and walked away from was fornication.  After feeling free from this sin.  God revealed some time later that I also struggled with pride.  Who me????  Once deliverance came for that another layer was peeled back and discovered rebellion which is an extension of pride.  How God????  I’m telling you.  The deeper in God you go he will show you some pretty ugly things that may be hiding in your soul.  But know that God can deliver you from them all if you want him to!

There are many more precious experiences you will have with God as you spend more time with him.  You will not only learn more about him, but you will also grow to be like Jesus.  Which is what we all should desire….God bless!

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THE GOOD THINGS TO ASK GOD FOR

I can amaze myself sometimes.  I’ve been in the game now officially 5 years and it feels like I am riding the Batman ride at six flags most days.  Just when you think you got all the answers God comes back and says you’ve got more room to grow.

No problem God….smh

One lesson that I seem to be reminded of constantly is learning to ask God for “good things” in his eyes.  We can learn from our ancient bible friends like David to ask for a clean heart and renew a right spirit.  However, there is nothing wrong with asking God for a baby, spouse, car, house, etc.  But there are things that make God smile when we ask and perhaps we forget about them because life seems to pull at us on every side.

What are these “good things”?  I’ll list a few below…

Righteousness….

Oh boy!  You will tug on the heart-strings of God if you ask for this right here!

His word tells us, “Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Essentially what you are asking God is to clean you from the inside out; to make you whole.  You have heart and desire to be more like him.  To walk in the Spirit and not the flesh.  There is nothing more pleasing to God than this…besides the faith that goes behind believing this.

Peace…

The peace God gives will leave you in a place of tranquility.  Only God can do this!  No substance on earth can bring this kind of peace.  If we could just learn to keep our minds on Jesus we can have it.  Every single day!  No matter the situation you face!  I can remember a moment in my life where I should have just lost it.  My mother died in 2014, she was only 57, and I was 32.  I carried for months such a rest, a peace from God that I couldn’t even grieve my mother’s death until months down the road.  As a matter a fact I rejoiced!  She got saved a week before she died and that lifted my soul.  

Gifts of the Spirit…

Healing the sick, casting out devils, teaching the word of God, winning souls, missionary, pastor/preacher, etc.  These are gifts that you may be uncertain about, or you may have and don’t how to activate it.  These are good gifts from the Lord and should be used to bring him glory, not ourselves.  

 

God loves us so much and blesses us everyday, uniquely for each one of his precious children.  There are many things we can ask God for, but as we watch time and this world wind down learn to ask for “good things” in the Father’s eyes.

God bless!