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:
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.
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.
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???
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!