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When I was still living in Colorado, The Lord spoke to me audibly one day. (Some of you have heard this but I couldn't find that post so am reposting it for Susanna. Ok, so this was after my truck accident (where the Lord saved my life! another testimony!) and I was not yet getting around very well yet. So my days were filled with reading His word and praying a lot and spending lots of time at home.

So there I am, on my computer, not praying or anything, just doing my thing, and Whoosh, the most powerful presence of God came upon me that I have ever felt before in my life, before or since! He says to me (audibly)...Pray for Brother XXXX, he needs help.
And like an idiot I question Him! I say, why, what happened, is he ok? And the Lord takes that certain tone with me (that parents use on their children which says you better do it...! And that tone scared the pants off of me! I felt momentary terror at that tone...and He says, Pray for him right now he needs help...Yes Lord! So I immediately go into prayer, and the powerful presence of God goes away. I said my Amen and then found myself sitting there alone and still curious what had happened to my Brother in Christ? (In respect for my Brothers privacy I wont give his name, but I will say that he is a member of this forum). So I get on here and send him a private message asking what happened today and told him about how the Lord came and told me to pray for him. And about 4 or 5 hours later he responded and said, yes he did need help today and did get help. He was at a function where he goes frequently and began to have some sort of medical emergency and began to feel very bad and so he left the room and was going to get a drink from a vending machine in hopes it would help him. And he didn't make it, he began to collapse in the hallway, when suddenly a stranger in a suit approached him and said I'm here to help Brother, what can I do for you or get you? (This was a small function in a smallish place and everyone knew everyone else, and this man was a stranger he did not know.) So he told him I need a drink from the vending machine and the man went and got him one, which did help him.

My Brother told me that based on the time stamp from my private message to him...that, that was right when it was happening and he needed help! And so he thanked me and we both praised God and I continued to ponder what had all transpired. I was elated to have felt such a powerful presence of our Lord, and that, I felt gratitude and privileged that God would let me participate in helping this Brother. God doesn't need my help! Yet, He called on me for this thing, and that was huge for me! I also very much so recalled the tone that the Lord took with me when I questioned Him! My thoughts went to Zachariah and how, when he questioned the Angel, that he was struck dumb until his child (John) was born! I still praise God and thank Him for being merciful to me! I learned a valuable lesson then. When the Lord speaks to you, the only correct answer is, Yes Lord. Do not question Him! That tone scared me!

Another thing I walked away with from this was...This Spirit came to me and told me to do something, and I did not test this Spirit as scripture instructs us to do. But!! When Jesus walks into the room...you know it! I have no recall of ever hearing the Lords voice before, and yet, I recognized His voice. I knew it was Him! Scripture says, my sheep know my voice...and I did! I know it was Jesus. I have felt the strong presence of the Holy Spirit before, but this time it was so much stronger that it was like He turned up the volume of His power when He entered my room. It's true. When Jesus walks into the room...there is no mistaking it! It is the Lord!

A couple well meaning Brothers and Sisters chided me that I should have tested the Spirit, it may have been deception. But that makes no sense because evil spirits do not go around telling people to pray to God for a Brother in Christ, period. It was an amazing and terrifying experience both at the same time. Praise the Lord for everything about this! In one swoop, the Lord did so many things. Help His child who needed help, blessed me by allowing me to serve Him in this way, and taught me a bit more about instant obedience and the fear of the Lord. I now realize that...it is a privilege to serve the Lord.
 

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Your intimacy with God is very apparent. Mostly it's a gift. But your response makes it a blessing to others who need you. So would you please pray for me and my son. Where estranged right now. His name is Karl. I will spare you the details but God knows what we need right now. If you could just pray on my behalf I would appreciate it
 

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When I was still living in Colorado, The Lord spoke to me audibly one day. (Some of you have heard this but I couldn't find that post so am reposting it for Susanna. Ok, so this was after my truck accident (where the Lord saved my life! another testimony!) and I was not yet getting around very well yet. So my days were filled with reading His word and praying a lot and spending lots of time at home.

So there I am, on my computer, not praying or anything, just doing my thing, and Whoosh, the most powerful presence of God came upon me that I have ever felt before in my life, before or since! He says to me (audibly)...Pray for Brother XXXX, he needs help.
And like an idiot I question Him! I say, why, what happened, is he ok? And the Lord takes that certain tone with me (that parents use on their children which says you better do it...! And that tone scared the pants off of me! I felt momentary terror at that tone...and He says, Pray for him right now he needs help...Yes Lord! So I immediately go into prayer, and the powerful presence of God goes away. I said my Amen and then found myself sitting there alone and still curious what had happened to my Brother in Christ? (In respect for my Brothers privacy I wont give his name, but I will say that he is a member of this forum). So I get on here and send him a private message asking what happened today and told him about how the Lord came and told me to pray for him. And about 4 or 5 hours later he responded and said, yes he did need help today and did get help. He was at a function where he goes frequently and began to have some sort of medical emergency and began to feel very bad and so he left the room and was going to get a drink from a vending machine in hopes it would help him. And he didn't make it, he began to collapse in the hallway, when suddenly a stranger in a suit approached him and said I'm here to help Brother, what can I do for you or get you? (This was a small function in a smallish place and everyone knew everyone else, and this man was a stranger he did not know.) So he told him I need a drink from the vending machine and the man went and got him one, which did help him.

My Brother told me that based on the time stamp from my private message to him...that, that was right when it was happening and he needed help! And so he thanked me and we both praised God and I continued to ponder what had all transpired. I was elated to have felt such a powerful presence of our Lord, and that, I felt gratitude and privileged that God would let me participate in helping this Brother. God doesn't need my help! Yet, He called on me for this thing, and that was huge for me! I also very much so recalled the tone that the Lord took with me when I questioned Him! My thoughts went to Zachariah and how, when he questioned the Angel, that he was struck dumb until his child (John) was born! I still praise God and thank Him for being merciful to me! I learned a valuable lesson then. When the Lord speaks to you, the only correct answer is, Yes Lord. Do not question Him! That tone scared me!

Another thing I walked away with from this was...This Spirit came to me and told me to do something, and I did not test this Spirit as scripture instructs us to do. But!! When Jesus walks into the room...you know it! I have no recall of ever hearing the Lords voice before, and yet, I recognized His voice. I knew it was Him! Scripture says, my sheep know my voice...and I did! I know it was Jesus. I have felt the strong presence of the Holy Spirit before, but this time it was so much stronger that it was like He turned up the volume of His power when He entered my room. It's true. When Jesus walks into the room...there is no mistaking it! It is the Lord!

A couple well meaning Brothers and Sisters chided me that I should have tested the Spirit, it may have been deception. But that makes no sense because evil spirits do not go around telling people to pray to God for a Brother in Christ, period. It was an amazing and terrifying experience both at the same time. Praise the Lord for everything about this! In one swoop, the Lord did so many things. Help His child who needed help, blessed me by allowing me to serve Him in this way, and taught me a bit more about instant obedience and the fear of the Lord. I now realize that...it is a privilege to serve the Lord.
love your testimonies - always uplifting - drawing us closer to God
 

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Your intimacy with God is very apparent. Mostly it's a gift. But your response makes it a blessing to others who need you. So would you please pray for me and my son. Where estranged right now. His name is Karl. I will spare you the details but God knows what we need right now. If you could just pray on my behalf I would appreciate it
I sure will pray for you both. :yes

After I almost died (would have) in a auto accident and the Lord saved my life, He has done so much for me. He continues to do so also. I have soo many testimonies that it is almost unreal. Many of them I have posted here in this forum. If you search through it a bit you will find many more of them.

I have so many testimonies that uh, sometimes I feel like maybe I shouldn't share them all of the time because it may come across that I'm boasting or something? I dunno. But my reality seems to be one where I get new testimonies fairly regularly and in a way, I feel like this should be somewhat normal for Christians walking with the Lord.

When a Brother or Sister in Christ has a supernatural experience with the Lord, certainly it is a faith builder and as we have our faith encouraged in this way, what should our response be? To press in even more and then...He will do even more for us. I have first hand experience with this.

And I am nobody! Not everything that the Lord has done for me has been a big miraculous type of event. One time, the Lord delivered (caused to be delivered through another) to me two pounds of gourmet coffee, and He did that, because I did NOT pray for it but rather thought about praying for it, more money or work so that I could buy some. But I remembered the scripture that says, He knows our needs before we ask, So I didn't pray but stood on His Word instead and didn't worry about it. Sister, it showed up so fast that it just blew my mind! I figured out why too, because not praying and standing on His word was an act of faith!

And that is encouraging in a big way, to me, so may be to others also. So I do continue to share them. Most of them anyway, Lol! But the Lord told me, I should not seek to have spiritual "events" but a personal relationship with Him. That's more important than miracles.
 

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Last week I had $10 in my purse. It was all the money I had in the world. I bought some coffee at McDonalds. And there was a homeless man there so I gave him the other $5 bill. Later I looked in my purse and both of the $5 had been replaced. I know this was a supernatural event.
 

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The many miracles both big and small that our Wonderful Lord has done for me has over time showed a pattern to me! The pattern seems to be, last minute but never late.

I lived in colorful Colorado, and was self employed with a heat and air company. The Lord (through a Brother here on this forum!) told me, give your business to your son and move to Ohio. I'm from Ohio and never had plans to move back here again. But the story of Jonah and the whale scared me and I knew I had to do it. So I did. And a funny thing happened. It seemed like, the supernatural miracles from the Lord stopped! I felt pretty bad and prayed about it, Lord where are you?

And He told me. He...doesn't really want to have to part the Red Sea for every little help that He does for me. He likes to do the big miracles in front of crowds so many will turn to Him and increase the Harvest. That He wants me to be able to hear his still small voice instead and not require a big event. That makes sense to me! I immediately felt better, and over the past 3 years that I've been here, I am learning to recognize His help without a big response and to hear His still small voice.

It takes faith to hear Him. It takes, believing in the unseen and playing the foolish man who hears voices so to speak! Scripture says we are to be led by the Spirit. That sounded like it means moment by moment and not just on Sunday, or in the morning prayer and so forth, so I started inviting the Lord to go to work with me and I would talk to Him (pray) in-between service calls on the way to the next customers house. And one day I reached up and turned on the radio to try and find a Christian broadcast, and the Lord tells me, don't listen to the radio any more. (!!!) What?!

My imagination doesn't talk to me like that! I wanted to turn it on. So I turned it off. I haven't turned it on since. The result? We talked even more! (Aha!) But ok, I'm here at the customer's house now. Time to go to work. (I would leave Him in the truck! Doh!) But I would call on Him when work was not going well. Duh, start inviting Him in the customers house with me! Oh, work went so much better then!

I learned that prayer is not a monologue, it is a dialogue. So I began to pause after asking the Lord a question, and listen! So when I'd ask a question, a thought would come to me or a scripture would come to me...and it would answer my question. I was like, uh, that's my imagination. That's me and my mind. But it answered me, so I'm like, Lord is that you? and...Yes. (That takes faith! Lord, help my unbelief!) So I took it in faith and I kid you not Brothers and Sisters, after a while, it just turned into a conversation! The still small voice of the Lord speaks to our heart like that! It is real. That's how it works.

But, it is said that we have multiple voices within us. Our carnal flesh mind, our conscience and the enemy, and the Lord. So I began to learn to identify just who exactly is talking here inside of me? and through paying attention I am learning to distinguish who it is. It gets easier over time. Of course my mind will freak out when the Lord speaks to me or does something for me. Oh that's my imagination, God didn't do that, blah blah blah. (carnal flesh mind). Shut up flesh! The Lord is real! And...just believe it. Our spiritual reality can not be seen or heard but it sure is real. I'm learning to walk from the perspective of the unseen, the Spirit! Led by the Spirit. That's it! Don't view the world from your flesh but rather the unseen!

I think most people think everything in their head is one and the same. That's me. No, we are triune beings! This takes practice but it gets better and easier. The Holy Spirit WILL lead us into all truth, but we must be willing to receive it, to believe it. The Holy Spirit will not contradict scripture. He will help people. He walks in love. We are indwelt. We walk in love.

My name is Nobody. Why would God speak to me? I stumble. Regularly, lol! Edward is nuts. He hears voices. Thinks he talks to God. Weirdo. But doesn't scripture tell us that, that is how it will be? Rejected and ridiculed by the world? Even hated? That boy is a fool! But to become wise we must become foolish. Take that risk of appearing foolish to the world. Quite a few well meaning Christians have warned me and even said I am wrong. I've been accused of being a heretic.
Ok, so red flag that I'm on the right track, right? Lol!

The Lord is so good to me! I've wasted most of my life (in a spiritual sense) and we do know the primary weapon of the enemy is deception and pride is prolly a close second to us. The more I learn the stupider I feel. What a ride! No wonder the gate is so narrow and so few will find it. This is a hard thing to do this here on earth!
 

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Last week I had $10 in my purse. It was all the money I had in the world. I bought some coffee at McDonalds. And there was a homeless man there so I gave him the other $5 bill. Later I looked in my purse and both of the $5 had been replaced. I know this was a supernatural event.
He has done very similar things to me also. Gave me cash when I had none and knew it. But gave me the unction, go check your hiding spot...Why? I'm broke and I know it. I did anyway. $400 dollars! Whoa, Praise the Lord. I seem to operate on empty somehow. I had very little cash one time and I had it earmarked for something already that I needed. Then I was presented (Tested?) with an opportunity to help someone who clearly needed it. (but I need this cash for...) I wound up helping the man and just didn't worry about my needs. I helped Him.

My needs were met. The Lord does not always answer my prayers in the way that I expect. But He surely takes care of me. I began to notice that even before I began walking with the Lord too. I've been up and down my entire life. I've even had utility shut off notices, an eviction for being behind in rent and all sorts of situations. Somehow things always seem to work out. They always do. I wondered about this. Of course it was the Lord. I know that now. He even sent an Angel to my garage sale one time. Garage sale customers do not repeatedly ask you, how much do you need? and talk the price up! They always, hey will you take a dollar for that? and like that. It is the Lord. It is the Lord!
 

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Praise the Lord Brother! Maybe that is my purpose here on earth? I'm not sure yet but I don't want to show up alone on judgement day, so I try to do what I can to help others. And scripture does say to at least be ready to share with others the reason for my faith. It plants a seed and then the Holy Spirit can water it! And His harvest will be increased!
 

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Being self employed has it's ups and downs. It's either feast or famine. One time in Colorado, I had a utility shut off notice. Of course I prayed to the Lord for more work so they wouldn't shut me off. Well, I didn't get any work. I thought, I dunno why the Lord didn't answer this prayer so keep praying. I did. But the shut off date came...and went! Utilities were still on. I went two full weeks past the shut off date...and I got scared. So, I didn't know what I was going to say, but I felt that I should call them at least. So I did.

I said, I'm two weeks past my shut off notice and my lights are still on. Can I expect you any minute, or what?
Please hold.
Oh yes, Mr. Kellams. We know that you are self employed and looked at your payment history and it's obvious that if you have the money that you do pay. So we decided to cut you some slack...

What?! That blew my mind! I've never heard of such a thing happening to anyone before. And it hit me...the Lord did answer my prayer, just not in the way that I expected! Instead of sending me some work, He softened the heart of the people in the utility company! Praise the Lord!!!
 

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Praise the Lord Brother! Maybe that is my purpose here on earth? I'm not sure yet but I don't want to show up alone on judgement day, so I try to do what I can to help others. And scripture does say to at least be ready to share with others the reason for my faith. It plants a seed and then the Holy Spirit can water it! And His harvest will be increased!
wow - that is an awesome agenda - i support you in prayer with all you said - may you get a double anointing to do all you have stated

i know for sure you are a blessing here sharing your living vibrant faith in God - God bless you
 

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Being self employed has it's ups and downs. It's either feast or famine. One time in Colorado, I had a utility shut off notice. Of course I prayed to the Lord for more work so they wouldn't shut me off. Well, I didn't get any work. I thought, I dunno why the Lord didn't answer this prayer so keep praying. I did. But the shut off date came...and went! Utilities were still on. I went two full weeks past the shut off date...and I got scared. So, I didn't know what I was going to say, but I felt that I should call them at least. So I did.

I said, I'm two weeks past my shut off notice and my lights are still on. Can I expect you any minute, or what?
Please hold.
Oh yes, Mr. Kellams. We know that you are self employed and looked at your payment history and it's obvious that if you have the money that you do pay. So we decided to cut you some slack...

What?! That blew my mind! I've never heard of such a thing happening to anyone before. And it hit me...the Lord did answer my prayer, just not in the way that I expected! Instead of sending me some work, He softened the heart of the people in the utility company! Praise the Lord!!!
praise God! - amazing how good God is
 

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I found out to my surprise that some people do not understand how important it is to share. My husband used to get upset when I was low on money and shared it with the homeless. He said we have to take care of ourselves first. But that is what the Bible says about the widow and her last coin. On the other hand there is such thing as codependent charity. This is a sermon I wrote a long time ago about this.

Kindness vs. Codependency
 

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I think that in normal Christianity we should be pretty much getting new testimonies every day. I think that I do. I feel like I do. Not all of them are part the red sea testimonies but testimony of God's Blessings nonetheless. I do have some more testimonies that I have not posted about here. I think that some testimonies may not even be manifest in our natural realm but rather spiritual.

It's a testimony that I woke up today and have the breath of life, lol!
Prayer is more powerful than we comprehend. When we pray...oh well God didn't answer that particular prayer...but how do we know for sure? Maybe it had a grand effect in the spiritual realm?

When a grandmother has been praying for her grandson or whoever for years to come to the Lord, and then eventually the grandson goes to a Billy Graham crusade and winds up receiving the Lord...who gets the credit, Billy Graham or the grandma?
 

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God and Grandma get credit . A similar situation happened to me. I was in church just to baby sit my granddaughter. But secretly I was listening. One day they had an altar call. I decided to respond to what I thought was a call to prayer at the pulpit. When I walked down the aisle the whole church stood up and rushed over to my mother who was crying. Apparently I had responded to an invitation to be baptized which is something mom had been praying for out loud for 25 years. By the time my preparation classes were over I was ready to receive God into my heart.
 

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God and Grandma get credit . A similar situation happened to me. I was in church just to baby sit my granddaughter. But secretly I was listening. One day they had an altar call. I decided to respond to what I thought was a call to prayer at the pulpit. When I walked down the aisle the whole church stood up and rushed over to my mother who was crying. Apparently I had responded to an invitation to be baptized which is something mom had been praying for out loud for 25 years. By the time my preparation classes were over I was ready to receive God into my heart.
That's a great testimony, lol! And I do agree with you. God and Grandma get the credit. Scripture says we will sow seeds and not get to see the fruit from it. Right? So scripture backs this up also.
 

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I think that in normal Christianity we should be pretty much getting new testimonies every day. I think that I do. I feel like I do. Not all of them are part the red sea testimonies but testimony of God's Blessings nonetheless. I do have some more testimonies that I have not posted about here. I think that some testimonies may not even be manifest in our natural realm but rather spiritual.

It's a testimony that I woke up today and have the breath of life, lol!
Prayer is more powerful than we comprehend. When we pray...oh well God didn't answer that particular prayer...but how do we know for sure? Maybe it had a grand effect in the spiritual realm?

When a grandmother has been praying for her grandson or whoever for years to come to the Lord, and then eventually the grandson goes to a Billy Graham crusade and winds up receiving the Lord...who gets the credit, Billy Graham or the grandma?
:thumbsup
 

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The many miracles both big and small that our Wonderful Lord has done for me has over time showed a pattern to me! The pattern seems to be, last minute but never late.

I lived in colorful Colorado, and was self employed with a heat and air company. The Lord (through a Brother here on this forum!) told me, give your business to your son and move to Ohio. I'm from Ohio and never had plans to move back here again. But the story of Jonah and the whale scared me and I knew I had to do it. So I did. And a funny thing happened. It seemed like, the supernatural miracles from the Lord stopped! I felt pretty bad and prayed about it, Lord where are you?

And He told me. He...doesn't really want to have to part the Red Sea for every little help that He does for me. He likes to do the big miracles in front of crowds so many will turn to Him and increase the Harvest. That He wants me to be able to hear his still small voice instead and not require a big event. That makes sense to me! I immediately felt better, and over the past 3 years that I've been here, I am learning to recognize His help without a big response and to hear His still small voice.

It takes faith to hear Him. It takes, believing in the unseen and playing the foolish man who hears voices so to speak! Scripture says we are to be led by the Spirit. That sounded like it means moment by moment and not just on Sunday, or in the morning prayer and so forth, so I started inviting the Lord to go to work with me and I would talk to Him (pray) in-between service calls on the way to the next customers house. And one day I reached up and turned on the radio to try and find a Christian broadcast, and the Lord tells me, don't listen to the radio any more. (!!!) What?!

My imagination doesn't talk to me like that! I wanted to turn it on. So I turned it off. I haven't turned it on since. The result? We talked even more! (Aha!) But ok, I'm here at the customer's house now. Time to go to work. (I would leave Him in the truck! Doh!) But I would call on Him when work was not going well. Duh, start inviting Him in the customers house with me! Oh, work went so much better then!

I learned that prayer is not a monologue, it is a dialogue. So I began to pause after asking the Lord a question, and listen! So when I'd ask a question, a thought would come to me or a scripture would come to me...and it would answer my question. I was like, uh, that's my imagination. That's me and my mind. But it answered me, so I'm like, Lord is that you? and...Yes. (That takes faith! Lord, help my unbelief!) So I took it in faith and I kid you not Brothers and Sisters, after a while, it just turned into a conversation! The still small voice of the Lord speaks to our heart like that! It is real. That's how it works.

But, it is said that we have multiple voices within us. Our carnal flesh mind, our conscience and the enemy, and the Lord. So I began to learn to identify just who exactly is talking here inside of me? and through paying attention I am learning to distinguish who it is. It gets easier over time. Of course my mind will freak out when the Lord speaks to me or does something for me. Oh that's my imagination, God didn't do that, blah blah blah. (carnal flesh mind). Shut up flesh! The Lord is real! And...just believe it. Our spiritual reality can not be seen or heard but it sure is real. I'm learning to walk from the perspective of the unseen, the Spirit! Led by the Spirit. That's it! Don't view the world from your flesh but rather the unseen!

I think most people think everything in their head is one and the same. That's me. No, we are triune beings! This takes practice but it gets better and easier. The Holy Spirit WILL lead us into all truth, but we must be willing to receive it, to believe it. The Holy Spirit will not contradict scripture. He will help people. He walks in love. We are indwelt. We walk in love.

My name is Nobody. Why would God speak to me? I stumble. Regularly, lol! Edward is nuts. He hears voices. Thinks he talks to God. Weirdo. But doesn't scripture tell us that, that is how it will be? Rejected and ridiculed by the world? Even hated? That boy is a fool! But to become wise we must become foolish. Take that risk of appearing foolish to the world. Quite a few well meaning Christians have warned me and even said I am wrong. I've been accused of being a heretic.
Ok, so red flag that I'm on the right track, right? Lol!

The Lord is so good to me! I've wasted most of my life (in a spiritual sense) and we do know the primary weapon of the enemy is deception and pride is prolly a close second to us. The more I learn the stupider I feel. What a ride! No wonder the gate is so narrow and so few will find it. This is a hard thing to do this here on earth!





I was going to write this last night but it was too late. Anyways, being a fellow believer who has also heard the audible voice of God,.. (not just once but on many different occasions) I think honestly the reason that He doesn't take the time to communicate with everybody here on earth is because they don't want to take the time to listen. In fact that's one of the first things that I heard Him say, is that the reason He didn't speak to me sooner is that I wasn't ready to listen to Him yet.
 

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My testimony about my son't prayer for me.

When I had been sober for awhile, I was talking to my thirteen-year old son about my new found love of God. He nodded his head as I was talking, and for some reason I felt compelled to ask him if he believed in God. He replied, “Sure.”

I was a little surprised because he had never mentioned this to me before. I was very curious and pursued the matter. I asked him when he had started believing in God. He replied nonchalantly, “About a year ago.”

“What brought on this newfound faith?” I inquired. At this point, he hesitated. He didn’t want to talk about it anymore. I pressured him a little, because I really wanted to know. “How did it happen?” I said softly.
He looked at me a minute, trying to read my face. Finally, he shrugged and said, “Well, I asked him for something and he gave it to me. I guess I’ve believed in him ever since.” I was really on the edge of my chair now. I asked him what he had requested of God. He balked at this question and whined, “It’s personal, mom.”

I told him that I didn’t want to invade his privacy and I certainly wouldn’t force him to tell me about it, but I really wanted to know. After another hesitation, he finally said. “Well, mom, about a year ago you were drunk and screaming at sis and me and then you sat down on the floor and started crying. You were rocking back and forth, and it really scared me. I didn’t know what to do, so I went into my room and I asked God to please help you.

Right after that you got into AA and really started to change. I guess I have believed in God ever since. He gave me what I asked for.” I couldn’t say anything, but I hugged my son as the tears ran down my face. Miracles really do happen and in his own way my son had experienced a spiritual awakening. I have had many special moments since turning my will and my life over to the care of God, but that conversation with my son was one of the best.
 

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My testimony about my son't prayer for me.

When I had been sober for awhile, I was talking to my thirteen-year old son about my new found love of God. He nodded his head as I was talking, and for some reason I felt compelled to ask him if he believed in God. He replied, “Sure.”

I was a little surprised because he had never mentioned this to me before. I was very curious and pursued the matter. I asked him when he had started believing in God. He replied nonchalantly, “About a year ago.”

“What brought on this newfound faith?” I inquired. At this point, he hesitated. He didn’t want to talk about it anymore. I pressured him a little, because I really wanted to know. “How did it happen?” I said softly.
He looked at me a minute, trying to read my face. Finally, he shrugged and said, “Well, I asked him for something and he gave it to me. I guess I’ve believed in him ever since.” I was really on the edge of my chair now. I asked him what he had requested of God. He balked at this question and whined, “It’s personal, mom.”

I told him that I didn’t want to invade his privacy and I certainly wouldn’t force him to tell me about it, but I really wanted to know. After another hesitation, he finally said. “Well, mom, about a year ago you were drunk and screaming at sis and me and then you sat down on the floor and started crying. You were rocking back and forth, and it really scared me. I didn’t know what to do, so I went into my room and I asked God to please help you.

Right after that you got into AA and really started to change. I guess I have believed in God ever since. He gave me what I asked for.” I couldn’t say anything, but I hugged my son as the tears ran down my face. Miracles really do happen and in his own way my son had experienced a spiritual awakening. I have had many special moments since turning my will and my life over to the care of God, but that conversation with my son was one of the best.






What a beautiful and touching story. :')
 

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