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Look To God Within And Feel The Heat Of God's Directions


About 30 years ago, when I was a young man of about 37 years old, I was struggling over my belief in God. Although, I had been a practicing Catholic since my youth, I was having doubts about the existence of God. At this point in my life, I was married with two children living in a house that we owned and working as an engineer for the County Government.

Even though my life seemed secure, I was still troubled about whether God existed or not. I often exercised by running on a nearby high school track. This night I went up to the track troubled with thoughts of how to justify God's existence. The thoughts about God's existence were going round and round in my head like a merry-go-round. When it seemed a hopeless task, I got down on my knees with tears running down my cheeks. In a quiet deliberate voice, I made one simple request. "God, if you really are there, help me with some kind of sign that will confirm that you are real." In a matter of seconds, I felt this deep warmth, like an inner fire, in the area of my left chest or heart and at the same time had the understanding in my mind that this was the Presence of God.


After over 30 years from this momentous God experience, I can tell you what I have learned that will benefit you.

God lives in every human being irrespective of his/her choice of over 20 religion preferences. This means that you can be a Christian, Muslim, Agnostic/Atheist, Hindu, Buddhist, Jew or a Scientologist and still be blessed with God's Indwelling Presence.

This also means that you don't have to accept principles of any religion to have God's Presence within you. You have God's Presence right now. You just need to recognize this fact and know how to commune with the Indwelling Presence.

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Timfaraos (131 posts)
8 years ago (2015-01-26)
God loves and helps people of all religions because they were born that way. But after KNOWING the truth of Jesus christ, you cannot convert to another religion without consequences! Curiosity killed the cat! Don't test God! Timfaraos [at]
musa (7 posts)
10 years ago (2012-11-20)
Mr you felt god, yes. I guess he was hoping you will turn toward him. God is good but he remain God not a severnt. You can't make a religion and expect him to partake in it. God spoke his word which is him self that the only place you will find him. People of religions had to identify the Word in the form of a religion so they called it christian religion. God made defferent types of people not defferent types of religion. People take few scriptures and make a religion over it dineing the rest of the Word. That is how they loose him, his is not there with them
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Hi and Thanks scarlett2 for your interest in my God inspired book, hope you find it.

Foundations I am very happy that you have achieved an honour as you have done in poem. I pray you do very well with your book, and it feels great that someone else understands how the hands just go mad on the key board with no control, the thoughts just keep coming.

I also enjoyed your poem straight from the heart and soul. Thank you. ❤ ❤
scarlett2 (1 stories) (34 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Thx, Kathleen! I was using Bing to search... Guess I gotta go back to good ole' google! Peace always, Scarlett 😁
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Hi Scarlett,

I found Gerry's book by typing "The Looking Angel Gerard Cec" into Google search.

Hope this helps!
scarlett2 (1 stories) (34 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Hi GERRY! I can't locate your book when I do Internet search.? Where can I find it? KATHLEEN~thx for the kind reply! Blessings my friends... Scarlett ❤
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Hi Scarlett,

Thank you! I am so happy that you enjoyed my poem 😊.

With love,
scarlett2 (1 stories) (34 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
KATHLEEN~ beautiful poem! It brought tears to my eyes. GERRY~ I am going to check out your book... Looks really interesting! Will let you know my thoughts after I read it...Blessings... ❤ Scarlett
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-02)
Hi Gerry,

Your book seems awesome! Congratulations! I read a bit of it over the internet and found it very interesting. Looks like I'll be buying it! And as for my poem, I must clear up that this is a collection of poetry from poets around the world. I entered a contest in the World Poetry Movement and was chosen as ONE of the best poets that was found worldwide. My poem will be included among all of the winners. I do, however, plan to put together a book of my own sometime in the future with all of my poetry. When I write I also feel like I cannot keep up with my thoughts, as this is the time when I feel a deep connection with God and the words flow through me. I feel most at peace when writing and absolutely love doing it!
Have a great day! With love,
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-01)
Thanks for replies KATHLEEN and DAVID (I made it upper case so you don't miss it)
Lovely poem Kath, and nice to know you have a book being published. Not to take the wind from your sails, but I had one launched last year. The Looking Angel under Gerard Cec.
I was just the writer and could hardly keep up with my thoughts.
I know there are answers to many serious questions, that was my inspiration.
Any way David I asked if it were disfunctional because nothing happened for some days.
Have a great day 😊 ❤ Gerry
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-01)
Hi David and Gerry,

I did see the answers in front of me, not realizing that they were indeed responses to questions that many have had. Sometimes we really do need to think and see "outside the box" as it were, and take time for reflection within ourselves. This is when the answers do become clear.

I recently asked within if I should put a poem I wrote on this site, and I now see that I have received my answer! This poem is due for publication (copyrights belong to me) in a book called "Stars in our Hearts" due for release in April 2012. It is my personal experience to discovery of the divinity within me.


Finding answers isn't always clear
You can look for them both far and near
Yet right before your very eyes
The answer lies without surprise
In ways that may seem absolute
The certainty is but the truth
You seek but somehow
Do not find
For this my child
Has made you blind
Don't search so far
Because I'm near
You cry for me
And shed your tears
Yet here I am
Before your eyes
I've never put on a disguise
In plain light
I possess the day
To lead you straight
And not astray
Be confident in all you do
For the answers lie but within you...

With love,
Onawingandaprayer (30 posts)
11 years ago (2012-03-01)
Hi Kathleen

The questions are there in front of you, they are for the larger audience to contemplate and have been asked by others before and will be asked by others in the future.

That is the beauty of this site, the questions, like life, come full-circle because there are always new people arriving at this portal seeking the same answers.

This site is not dysfunctional, perhaps in a little breathing-session right now, but very much alive. As in life the greater awareness of the information on this site comes not from the regency of a given post but how they all inter- mix with each other.

It takes a little bit for the moderator to run through all the submissions before they see the light of cyberspace.

A freind once said

" if you wish to see who I am, look in the mirror"

If you wish to now the answer to a question you cannot find, let the thought of what it might be resonate deeply within and you will be surprised what the question and the answer truly were.

Is God male or female?


God simply IS

Keep the blue-side up

Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-29)
Hi Gerry,

When I sent in my story it was only published a few weeks later. So don't worry, I am sure it will be on the site soon.

What are the questions that you would like answered? I read your story "Look to God within and feel the Heat" but I did not find any questions... Let me know what they are and I would be happy to respond! 😊
With love,
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-17)
Dear friends and Foundations, if you are refering to what I believe God to be, man or woman. I have found that because people don't know what He looks like, they try and envisage him with some form or other. These are to what you may have heard. He is light, He is in everything and atom, He is in us all. Some give him an appearance with white hair. Here is the truth to who God is. Most say that we are connected, yet don't really believe it. Here is the mystery of God, (hopefully my story will be published here soon) Imagine the water in the oceans, every drop is seperate but together they make one. We are the same, we are individual but are one. We are connected with thought. These thought waves are universal and in every square inch, but they go in one direction, to the centre, and that centre is God. God has no form but is thought, we are thought. With out thought we are non existant. Thought comes first, then action follows. Love, Gerry ❤
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-15)
Hello Gerry,

I find this comment fascinating actually- something to ponder. For me God is in everything/everyone nothing excluded. I agree that it does not matter who or what you think you are, that God is indeed within all.

I would love for you to elaborate more on this wonderful insight that you have been given!

With love,
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-14)
Dear NaturalScience, many try to put a figure to God and many want to put a sex to HIM. Here is a mystery that many women do not like to hear.
Man, meaning male was made in their image, (heavenly) woman (female) was made in the image of man, hence (WO or FE) in male. God has no gender, but woman comes from man and not man from woman. God also argued that their is no queen of heaven, meaning female, hence, then he is masculine.
The idea of God being only man distraughts many woman, it shouldn't, when we stop fighting and appreciate one another all will go better for us. 😉
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-13)
Believing that God is real always remains an insecure thing. A forerunner. What we are meant to achieve is a glimpse of KNOWING that God is real. Perhaps even to know that that He/She/It is MORE REAL THAN ME... The true Faith usually follows such a glimpse. It is a rare and difficult thing to believe in God while living in a state of absolute spiritual blindness.

The fact that lots of humans do believe without a vision of their own is due to our human ability to make another one's vision our own by imagination, by feeling what the prophet we study may have felt, and see what he may have seen, thus building up some true Faith while we still are without a visionary base of Faith in our own lives.

While we are kids we take our image of daily life from parental teachings, stories and movies. Later on we (may) build it more and more upon own experience. The same it is with our relationship to God.

I thank the Lord for making you a grown-up believer.
anneke8 (1 stories) (12 posts)
11 years ago (2012-02-13)
I believe that the troubled feelings you had about if God realy exist, was the Holy Spirit speaking to your subconcience. You are so lucky, not everyone experience what you have.

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