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My Spiritual Awakening

 

I was raised in Assemblies of God and nondenominational churches majority of my life. I've lived in about 14 different places in Alaska (my mother was always accepted to different colleges while I was growing up.)

When I lived in Homer is where I would say my spirituality grew to the point of understanding that God will always be a part of my life whether I liked it or not.

I was in grade school at the time and my family went to church every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It was so good that if church was every day I think we would have gone every day. It was a small nondenominational church that believed in the Holy Spirit and Revival. My favorite parts were the singing and the end where the pastor would pray for us.

One night the pastor did pray for me. I went down to the floor with such a force unscathed. I cried for all the things I felt I did wrong when I was a child. Especially since I had a brother that would always get me into trouble and I would find ways to blame him. Of course he had his share for blaming me, only thing is I'm more of a forgive and forget kind of person. For example, to this day my brother never let go that I finished the pickles and I blamed him for finishing them *laugh* quite silly really.

Anywho, I don't remember how long I was crying for on the floor but it made my heart feel like something was being patched up. Like spiritual glue was mending it back together again and once it was fixed I started to laugh. I laughed so hard that my sides hurt and I couldn't stop laughing. My brother was right next to me on the floor laughing as well. I had no idea how long we were laughing for but my mother said that we were up there laughing for a very long time.

This particular church is where I also learned to pray my own prayers. It was something called "praying in tongues." The pastor called anyone who wanted this up to the front after the sermon was done I went up and was prayed over. I do pray this way just about every day; more in the shower and during driving to a different town on weekends. I do believe in God/Jesus/Angels/Holy Spirit.

My beliefs don't stop me from going to the bars occasionally. It also doesn't stop me from cussing out the driver who just cut me off either *laugh*.

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quixoticqt (1 stories) (16 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-03-23)
Sometimes I remember things that bother my conscience of what I did and feel bad for. Because I was able to pray about my problems and be forgiven of them I redeem myself and put my mind back in its correct order and remind myself that I was forgiven of these problems. I won't think negitive about those anymore.
❤ Qt
quixoticqt (1 stories) (16 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-26)
foundations,
I'm glad someone besides myself has a weird sense of humor. I thought I was the only one who laughed at that thought.

❤ Qt
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2012-01-14)
Quixoticqt - Thanks for leaving this comment! Everytime I think about it I laugh!
Kathleen
quixoticqt (1 stories) (16 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-13)
Thank you lisa.
When I think about the "Wedding Garment" I keep thinking about the night before the wedding *laugh* are we going to go out to the stripper club?
I keep thinking about after the wedding too, the honey moon, is Jesus going to get a blow job?
If in anyway I disrespect anyone I don't mean to...
❤ Qt
lisa (18 posts)
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6 years ago (2012-01-01)
Hi, I also share the same beliefs you do-and also believe that God still wants to give His children the Gifts of the Holy spirit to this day- including the speaking in tongues. This is to draw us even closer to Him, and help in our spiritual walk as Christians. Even with these Gifts, He still wants to complete His work of spiritual growth in our lives- and so in time, as you are faithful to the Holy Spirit, you will find yourself even losing desire to cuss out people who pull in front of you in traffic, and all things like that will no longer be any big deal for you. It takes an entire lifetime for the Holy Spirit to complete His work in each of us--and that is only if we ALLOW Him too-He never pushes Himself on anyone.

When Jesus mentions in the scriptures about the "Wedding Garment", that very wedding garment is actually the very character of Jesus that God wants us to have. That is only possible to have this garment as we allow the Holy Spirit to continue His work of grace and cleansing and transforming us from the inside out. Salvation is the first step, then the Holy Spirit continues His work of transformation in us.

I think that it is so beautiful that you have the gift of speaking in tongues from Him- I hope that it will continue to be a spiritual blessing for you!
Hugs
Lisa

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