Subject: personal religious experience
In 1967 I was 33 years old, married, with 4 children and living in
Chapel Hill, Texas. About 10 miles east of Tyler. We were members of a
very small Baptist church and I taught Sunday School. I believed in God
but just did not understand how Jesus fit into the picture. The time
this event happened was the week before Easter and I was very concerned
that I did not know enough about Jesus to teach my class Easter Sundy.
I prayed Monday night before I went to bed that God would explain to me
about Jesus. In my prayer I told God that I figured the best time to
answer my prayer was in the morning just as I started to wake since that
would normally be the best time to remember my dreams.
Well, the next morning nothing happened. That night I said the same prayer and
reminded God that this was my second request. I don't think that I ever
doubted that He would answer me. Well, the next morning still nothing.
The third night I said the same prayer and tried to explain to God that
I just really needed this information since I was supposed to teach
about His Son that Sunday.
The next morning I awoke and sat up on the side of my bed. At that
instant the whole bedroom was replaced by "Light". I cannot describe
the light just as others cannot describe it. It was just awesome, all
enveloping light that overwhelmed me by its brilliance. I was in the
light but it was so brilliant I could not look at all of it. Then in my
mind appeared the answer to my prayer. The words -JESUS IS THE FOUNTAIN
HEAD- entered my mind. Not heard. Not thought. Not telepathy. Pure
communication from ?? God or his angel I don't know. Mydictionary gave
the definition of fountainhead as "The origional source from which a
From that moment I have never doubted that Jesus is the
Son of God and that He is a personal savior to all 9of us. I have never
doubted that there is an afterlife nor have I ever doubted that God has
a plan for each of us. In times of turmoil and strife I never worry to
much because I KNOW.
I should have finished what happened. After I received the message
the light was gone immediately. It has never happened since but, then it
is not neccesary. I GOT the message. It changed me for the better more
than anything that has ever happened to me before or since.
God Bless you James ... I appreciate so much your sharing !!!
I know only too well from having described my own personal ASKING
to some ... that it seems somehow PHENOMENAL ... and yet .... the
KNOWING is INCREDIBLE ..... I shall forever be grateful for having
been led on a path that led me to ASK ... and I ... like you ...
shall NEVER have any DOUBT about the ANSWER !!!
Bless you ... and thank you Jesus ... for your most magnificent
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