I have been praying for a personal encounter with God regarding my past relationship, especially. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread.” [7] Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it. 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. Your personal encounters with Jesus will compel you to speak in his name. God has been my rock all through the years. 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. TJBaruch from Clearwater, FL on December 11, 2009: A lovely hub...the truth of your words carried by the Holy Spirit. He is so opposite of my earthly Dad. 5 Steps to Have an Encounter With the Spirit. Vss. Dad H was used in a mighty way. I look forward to knowing you better here on the hubs! 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. The picture perfectly illustrates Jesus love for Children. I am so glad to get to know you and really see your heart. I am blessed to be a tool to BLESS you dear man! 12 Jan 2008-> Exactly 2 years after i broke up. LOL Thanks for rejoicing in my parents salvation. 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. Lesson 40: Three Encounters With God (Acts 16:11-34) Related Media. Laying prostate on the ground showed your true desire. 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.' You, my dear lady, are doing such a great thing by passing down that information and belief and choice to your own children etc.! 16-17  When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. Author: Susan Ream. 02 Dec. A Personal Encounter with God. Am happy,I don't even know how I stumbled upon this site but I thank God I did..am in Africa by the way and to think 3years later your writing has reached me..our God is an awesome God indeed. At age 15 there was a day, and I can remember this as clearly as if it were yesterday, I was downstairs folding clothes and pondering life. WOW~ God is really awesome! Blessings. He spoke to me before I was 4yrs old. How wonderful it is to have read this first thing in the morning, beautiful and uplifting. Why would I do this? 1 talking about this. I prayed constantly for my family to know Him and know the peace that passes ALL understanding. He surely pursues us and goes before us.. His love is unconditional and unlike any human can possibly begin to give us .. goes into our souls and ministers deeply. I asked God to forgive me for my sins and I thanked Him for sending Jesus to take my place on the cross. He hated me because I was in the way and reminded him of my father who was a professional baseball player. November 26, 2016 0. What I did not write in this hub is that my Dad came to know the Lord later in his life. They both left us kids a legacy of the greatest kind----------belief in God, and informing us that we of course had a choice to make. I see from your response that I have convinced you that this is a recent experience. Vs. 2b  ...[Abraham] hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white. You're truly a natural writer. This was the man I knew as my father. Though it took many years, God answered those prayers. Have a Happy New Years dear skye.. and keep holding on to the one who never lets go... Love to YOU dear girl. Tonight is the night for you to Encounter the living God and grow in your relationship with God. date 2019-01-25T16:24:38Z 2019-01-25T16:24:38Z 1966 2019-01-25 (issued) description Sermon given at Baptist State Convention of … I continue to seek God's will in my life and He fills me with purpose and joy. 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. God Bless you dear one! He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. We had to go to the Catholic Church. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 25, 2010: Dear drmbyrd, thank you for sharing your love and faith in God. In the middle of my mess, he reached down, with love and compassion and drew me to his heart. You may be in a season when you look left and right and cannot see God. He is so faithful! Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you. This book of poems is the result of the authors personal conversation with God. Awesome! In Get Ready for Your Personal God Encounter, James Goll shares how the God of the Bible is ready to encounter you in your every day life. I put the clothes down and laid face down on the floor. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on December 01, 2009: Madison, I am so glad that the article touched your life. Vss. All of us who know Him are blessed and it is important that we share Him every time we can. ", "How Great is the Father's love that we should be called the children of God" I John 3:1. I share this because we have entered into a new season of God's power and as we walk through these last days we must encounter the power of His fullness. I have never really trusted anyone. How I love the Lord! 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 was terrified of tripping his trigger and was afraid of him, actually for years I hated him. I myself had a personal encounter with him which I would tell it here for the first time. On a conscious level I would never say I don't trust God. ... 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. skye2day from Rocky Mountains on December 31, 2009: Tidings Mekenzie, Beautiful Hub. I don't ever have to feel alone again. Blessings on your life my friend! 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! I felt lost and alone. Vs. 3  He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. You said earlier that God sought you out. Douglas started his ministry in youth work. A Personal Encounter with God. His meeting with God provides us with a wealth of insights into. Do you mean that our quest for God is a continuing process .. to that I would say amen! I need to make a conscious choice to trust God and let Him guide me through the hard times. But my pulling away proves me wrong. Forgiveness Heals God commands us to forgive as He forgives us. Through His faithfulness in my own life, there are a few things I have learned about God Encounters: 1. Instead of trying to make a tangible encounter with God happen, prepare yourself for when God decides manifest his presence to you. Her works are in all the Christian book stores. After this encounter with God I felt an even stronger fire burn inside … God Bless you and guide you as you journey Chris! A life without Christ is like experiencing hell. My life finally made sense - I was created for a purpose. To this day if someone surprises me or yells I jump out of my skin and my heart races uncontrollably. Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! In my situation, my dad was weak, and my mother the abuser or ‘rageaholic’. My distrust in my earthly Father is getting transferred emotionally to a drawing away, in distrust, from God. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on June 16, 2010: Awe Tim, thanks for stopping by for a read. [17] Then the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? I was the kid on the missing report on the 6 o'clock news many times. When I was cornered I would feel myself go weak all over and all I could think was - how can I survive this? I must be a better writer than I thought... Ha Ha. I love reading the Bible stories about how God interacted with other people from times past. He passed on in 1987.He was spiritually ill. In fact, He was the creator of the whole universe ...'I knew it!' 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. God placed our sins on His sinless Son on the cross, so that we might be forgiven and become a child of God. 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, … Oryou can post the link on your socialmedia (Facebook, Twitter, etc. PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. And.. 12 Jan 2008, afternoon, 4-5pm. I feel so sorry for those people who do not know Him. The first works for some people, the second for others. I once felt like a lost child but after giving my life to God and accepting forgiveness through Jesus .. I long for it and know that this time on Earth, though the days are filled with trials and tribulations, is temporary. I am drawn to your heart! I have a son that I adopted that is psychotic. When my father's anger was sparked - look out! In Genesis 18 the patriarch Abraham has a dramatic personal, . “There, in the tent,” he said. "How Great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" This has also caused me to pull away from God during difficult times. You are already way ahead of many. I'm so glad your Mom and Dad both got saved later!! 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. Our lives will be dramatically better as a result. I must apologize because I read over this hub and it is not the hub about my high school boyfriend and God's miraculous guidance to a Christian school and then to meet my husband. You are my sister and I look forward to meeting you someday .. probably beyond the blue in a place Jesus has gone to prepare for us. 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. Thanks for this profound story. No matter how we were raised. And it gets to the Truth-------the truth that we can find only when we meet the Master! "The LORD is merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 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. I too come from an alcoholic raging dad. :). I thank God that He used my experience to touch your life. You see I was raised by a stepfather who had a very dark side. Angry words and tempers flared as I tried to go to sleep each night. 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. Woohoo! [8] He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. Yes we do have a wonderful Father today. I have child with muscular dystrophy. ©1998, 2015, James H. Feeney.Copyright statement. His word holds all the answers to life's questions. My Personal Encounter With God. As I spent time in God's word I began to read about my Heavenly Father. Do you know what it feels like to have a raging lunatic looming over you with a deep red face contorted in uncontrolled fury? I know what I must do. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 07, 2010: RevLady, awe - Thank you dear one. Personal Encounters With 'God' Confer Lasting Mental Health Benefits. :0). It must be a lonely life feeling that you have no one to turn to, no one to carry you when you cannot carry yourself. Let’s purpose to do it! You are Blessed with sweet words of music that flow and are truth. Morning MeKenzie...thanks for the invite to read this hub. Don’t fear the encounter. My mother also received Christ. 30 Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. I'm so glad that each of us Christians have a story to tell; who knows which one will reach what person somewhere down the road. My Personal Encounter with the Manifest Presence of God - The Beginnings - [Last Update 6-30-04] The Page Will Take Time to Load-It is a Long Page but It's Worth the Wait Song now playing "My Place in This World-Michael W. Smith" from NewSongOnline Ps. These poems consist of scriptural acrostics, bible characters, childhood memories, and personal expressions of the emotions and trials of everyday living. We often fear what we don’t understand. My sister in Christ he wants us all, but the deal is we must seek him out and do as you had, asked him into your life for eternity. Man, I was covered in goosebumps and my heart leapt for joy! Now I know why. The old feelings of abandonment and distrust try to take precedence over what I know to be true about God. Sharing is great!If this message has blessed you,please share it with your friends.Email them the browser link. Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 26, 2013: I'm glad you found it Brenda - I am such a goof sometimes. Item Details creator Sherrill, O.L. I have known God all my life, he has always been there but i never knew he existed over the internet,i saw a picture of him while going through this fabulous life perfecting piece.I know God,have always known him but just saw him today. 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). She seeks to walk close to him by studying the word of God. This hub will help you break through the chains of anger and bitterness. She seeks to walk close to him by studying the word of God. Even today I struggle with the natural inclination to draw away from God when life gets hard or painful. As you continue to mature and grow in His grace, you faith will only strengthen and solidify (sanctification). Personal Encounter with God In my earlier blogs, I tried to draw a distinction between the different ways in which we can know things, whether knowing is intellectual or personal. It makes the time put into writing the story ... sooooooooooooooo worth it! What He said was an important personal message for me. He has blessed my life in so many ways and He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I don't think it was by coincidence that you read it today. I see you know your Bible .. and you say you know God too .. I mean this complex universe and its people could not have just happened - could they? I know others .. one here on the hubs .. whom God made Himself known to from a very young age. My entire body was buzzing and trembling with the wonderful presence of the Holy Spirit. You are raising your children in a safe, loving environment. That night after her Dad put the kids to bed he turned to me and said he had something very important to tell me. An angel of the Lord in human form, I will always believe that, such a blessing to me and everyone who knows you, God Bless You!!!!!!! I can envision you writing in a similar style. 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! At the age of eighteen years old, on a mid-afternoon in the summer of 1982, as he was passing through Brandy Camp, PA, Jack had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ Himself. In your life there is probably someone that you have admired or looked upto on a human level from afar. Learn how to forgive and be free. 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