There was a time, not so long ago...I went through one of the most trying times of my life. Physically, emotionally and spiritually. Things I encountered, I couldn't believe was a happening so close to me.

During this time, My Faith was shaken, or lets say tremendously attacked. I'm not talking about Faith, as in a Religion, I'm speaking of my personal beliefs and my relationship with JC, (Jesus Christ). The Faith that I learned from listening to a preacher at the age of 3 laying under a lawnchair in a tent meeting for nights on end. The Faith that I built on in Sunday School Class, week after week. The Faith that I was so "INTO" as a teenager encouraging the youth of my generation. The Faith, that when I prayed, I believed all of heaven paid attention....

How could my faith be attacked you ask? The Bible says "...Satan is as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.." the devil is so real and sends out his imps to lurch and watch for cracks in our spiritual walk with God...Just like a mouse looks for a crevice when cold weather approaches.

At this time in my life I had several crevices he could slip in, of course he did. In allowing this to happen, I broke fellowship with God, The Holy Spirt and JC. Doesn't matter how small the sin or large it is...sin is sin and it causes separation from God, In turn you start feeling his presence less if at all. If you're not going forward in any relationship, you're going backwards.

One particular day, my radio was on scan, like it usually is, and a Christian song caught my attention. I started singing along with that familiar song and immediately I felt the presence of God. It felt like a warm electric blanket from head to toe...I knew that feeling, it had been some time but you never forget it.

At that moment, tears started flowing down my face as I was in such awe that God would visit me with his presence so quickly and let me feel his love, warmth, peace that only he can give. I felt so undeserving, but it was then and there, my Faith really became real to me..The Amazing Grace Hymn that I loved to sing, the words became alive to me...because his grace (unmerited favor) was truly in operation.

God wants fellowship with us, that's why we were created!! I can truly say that the Reality of Grace was shown to me that day and what a Loving God he is and no respecter of persons...

It doesn't matter where you are or what you have done in your life. Ask God for forgiveness right there in your office, bedroom, classroom, and let his Grace & Mercy become real in your life today!

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