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A Beginning

 

I guess it starts here. I was a photographer for the college yearbook and paper. I was invited by the local Intervarsity group to photograph a preacher who was to talk on campus. I had to sit through the entire sermon. I would have done it differently. After the sermon I was moved and heard a voice in my head saying, "You know what you have to do" OR something like that. I became a Christian and decided to follow God with all my heart. That first week there was a day where I had another unusual experience. My thoughts were on autopilot in a way. Like I was watching a movie. I seem to remember it being a very colorful experience. That has never happened like that since.

Since then I was always looking for some sort of manifestation of God's involvement in my life. My expectations were always too high in that regard. I was always wondering about supernatural experiences I had heard about; seeing angels and hearing voices. I wondered if that would ever happen to me. But no, just that one time at the beginning. That's OK. There will more to this story later.

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vagabondfaith (49 stories) (90 posts)
 
9 years ago (2009-01-25)
Becoming a Christian is like being born again. This is how Jesus explains it to Nicodemus in John chapter 3. You must be born again. You did that and you are looking for supernatural and spiritual experiences. The next thing you have to do after being born again just like a baby in a spiritual birth, you need mother's milk. 1st Peter ch 2 verse 2 says "Like new born babes desire the sincere milk of the WORD that you may grow thereby". It is so important to dig out that Bible that is gathering cobwebs in your book shelf and start reading it, Not from beginning to end as the Bible is not just one book. It is several books and a good spiritual p;lace to start is in the Gospel of John. Reading John is a spiritual experience in itself. Please keep in touch by this website or by my email michaeljaffrayk [at] yahoo.co.uk
Flutterofwings (17 stories) (110 posts)
 
10 years ago (2008-03-05)
God is everywhere. And he appers to us in times or need, joy and hope. Only most of the time we never step out of the safty zone to see him or what he had done, or will do for us. Good story.
Marc (1 stories) (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-08-28)
Thank you. I'm finding out the old adage; The more you know, the more you know you don't know. You know?
Friendship (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-08-17)
I think God is in everything and everything that you see, hear, touch, smell and taste is God. Therefore, all signs of life here on earth are God. Sometimes it takes a mountain to move people and sometimes it takes but a small piece of that same mountain to move others. God loves you as you are and does not ask you to perform manifestations, so why ask God to keep proving to you who God is, when God is in every aspect of your life. You are alive aren't you? Be grateful and make a joyful noise.
Shadow (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-07-05)
I'd disregard that last comment if I were you. I read his essay, and it's pathetic. He also seems to be a bit full of himself.

Try reading the "my out of body experience and possible encounter with God" essay. I didn't write it, but it is very good, and will support your new-found beliefs.

May God bless you in every way, but don't forget that just because he doesn't put on some kind of circus show for you daily doesn't mean He isn't still in your life.
Brian James Mountford (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-06-19)
yup, been there I didn't become a christian however but I have had the whole autopiloty thing on, nice to everybody etc etc, it burns out pretty fast unfortunately. Check out my article how death is beautiful, that's the best way I can summarise reality right now. I'm glad your more interested in your own spiritual development though! I'm a teacher, ironically this implies that I teach people or people come to me for teaching. Well it doesn't quite work like that (reality is wierd like that) I'm a great teacher because if I have any questions, all I do is listen to what everyone I saying, for example I might think "god what do I have to do" and a friend will say the answer, totally unaware. Unfortunately, I'm quite alone in my quest because I have gotten to a point where there's few people who can understand me, infact nobody really does because my experiences have been that deep. Likewise you will experience the same, so be aware that spirituality ebbs and it flows, it will peak and it will collapse, it functions in cycles of birth and death the same as all nature. :)

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