From: "M. L. Newman"
Subject: finding the source
Yes well I can tell you one thing----you know it when you got it.
experience is very difficult to describe in words. The most important
thing I have noted is what happens afterward. Some think that life will
just be a heaven on earth. Well that would be nice but will you grow? No
I have found the growth in many uncomfortable circumstances. The mountain
tops are wonderful---but all the growth happens down in the valley. I do
know a few things nigh these many years later. The King's Kids will never
beg bread on the corner. Does not mean you won't get spanked.
- I know that
if one will be saved the whole house will be set aside and sanctified for
- I know that he can take me to a rock that is higher than I. I know
the value of a prayer closet and really powerful prayer tools--a prayer
language--that changes things.
- I know that I am never alone no matter what
the circumstances appear to be.
- I know that He can never forget those he
has carved on the palm of His Hand.
- I know that if you want to follow him
you are in for a big surprise. It's a challenge and you never know what's
going to happen next. But that is the joy of the walk.
- I know that He
takes me where He needs me.
- I know that He is in control and don't be
surprised when you look back at your walk and you see claw marks in the
wall and drag marks in the sand.
- I know weeping may endure for a night but
joy comes in the morning.
- I know how to suffer with the King's Kids rather
than feast with the in-crowd. Still learning and growing and looking
forward to the rest of the walk and finding joy in the fact that to be
absent from the body is to be present with Christ.
Well I have read a lot
about your first experiences. They are memorable---just keep on keeping on
down this pilgrim's path. It's worth the long walk. No one said it would
be easy. His job was not---you are following Him---right.
Near Death Experience
Subject: God saved my life
God saved my life when I dropped a nife, he helped me jump away in time
I cut my foot badly.
From: email@example.com (r)
Subject: more about God
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body: Once I was in an argument with an alleged atheist, re: the
existence (or not) of God. I asked at one point, "Do you believe in
love?" He answered, "Of course I do." And I asked, "How do you know
that LOVE exists?" "Well," he said, "I've FELT love." "And I," I
replied, "have felt God." That was the end of the discussion. He
threw his hands up in intellectual (spiritual?) dismay.