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Once I Was A Atheist

 

First of all let me say I love my mum and dad very much, I lost my mum to cancer august 2009 and my dad to the same disease august 1999. I grew up in a family where religion was never discussed, after toughing it out on the land for a while, we eventually packed up and move to the city. Leaving school at 14 in my mid teens, I learnt to live and survive in a world surrounded by temptation.

I have done things that are wrong and things that I still ask the lord to forgive me for, I don't consider myself a bad person, but I do strive to be a better one. There are only two books in the last 30 years that I have read and one of them was the bible.

At 16 I found the lord and started going to church on my own, One night after reading the bible I felt the holy ghost give me a spiritual cuddle, It was the most uplifting and comforting feeling I have ever felt, almost indescribable.

But at 30 years old for some reason I'd denied everything including the previous paragraph, I lost my faith. I was a self confessed atheist and not afraid of the dark. A few years later after my dad died a lot of things happened around me, but the one thing relevant to this site, was what my mother experienced. Remember she never has been to church herself, she told me one night about 2 weeks after my dad died.

She was laying in bed feeling very depressed and asked the lord for the first time, for some help. She knew nothing about my experience with the holy ghost when I was 16, she was talking to a atheist.

She said, last night I asked god for some help, I don't want to go on. I then felt something that was very beautiful, it was like a cuddle that made me feel good, I could feel it with my spirit. With a tear in my eye it took me back to when I was 16, I said mum that was the holy ghost I have felt it as well, never again will I lose my faith and god rest her soul.

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Trix (1 stories) (3 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-06-13)
Hi aussiedaz, I am so sorry for your lost my friend. Thanks for sharing this amazing experience. I'm very glad you decided to turn around and keep your faith. You will see your mom and dad in the future my friend... A new world and new eternal life awaits all of us if we keep our faith. We are moving into the end of times. Earth time is running out. May God bless you and your family. Go well and stay strong. Trix.
DavidJones (2 stories) (1 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-15)
aussiedaz, Thank you very much for sharing yourself and this story. It is said that we are made in God's image. I could hear that in your words about your mum. She must have been made in God's image. To lose someone as close to you as your parents is very difficult, and now they are just a bitter-sweet memory. Throw the bitter away, but hold their sweet memory close to your breast. You are not alone, you are never alone, as long as you have loved you are never alone. Stay strong, my Friend
mvayne80 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-05)
Thank you very much for your response to my story mr. Aussie. You made me feel good about myself and what I am trying to do with my life. We are both on the same journey and are brothers in Christ. You are very special. God loves you and He wants the best for you. I try to remember when things that turn bad they will always get better. Perseverence in your faith in God will get you through anything.
mvayne80 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-02)
Thank you for sharing your story Aussiedaz. First I want to say sorry about you losing your parents. Secondly I want to say that I can relate to what you said about losing faith. For me it happens when I stop seeking God, and start going through really tough times. Since I have been "born again," it has happened very rarely, but never the less it has happened. It is kind of crazy how a person can have an experience with God but then get so caught up in his own will that he starts to doubt God's existence. When I go through that, I will snap and remember the experiences that I have had with Him, and tell myself, "What the hell are you thinking?" lol. I believe that the further away from God that I get, the closer to the devil I become. When I am separate from God, I am more susceptable to buying the lies the devil tries to sell me. I am glad that you have regained your faith in God. I am happy for you, you are blessed.
JK (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-01)
There ought to be a million replies to your story here and they should all be thanking you for sharing this with us all. This is how sick the world is. I was just reading a post of an obvious "lost in space', throw back flower child saying some extremely blasphemous stuff about out creator and just too uneducated to understand, yet there are 25 or more post to that pitiful story. Here you have testified that Jehovah can change your life without a preacher, church or anything else. God is love, love conquers all.
nancy (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-03-26)
God. Will never leave or turn his back on you. He loves you with a everlasting love. Pray meditate on pslams. I was saved at 16 but never new about the close personal friendship that we could have until age 26. The days I focus on God, I hear him, I feel him near me. Get a close friendship with GOD talk to him about everything, he loves it. Sekk him with all your heart and you will see him in everything, everywhere you go. GOD BLESS

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