213 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24326290
I was not seeking God nor had I even opened a Bible.
But fortunately......He was Seeking Me.
Christ is the Seeker. He is alive.
He Himself showed up at my house and showed me that I was lost and perishing.
I then turned my life over to Him......and was immediately indwelt by the Holy Spirit.....and connected with God.
That was back in Sept of 1988.
The relationship is real......and He has been very kind and patient with me.
As such......Christ is now my first love.
My experience was similar.
A seed was planted by a co-worker--she was a light that shined in my dark world. The Holy Spirit, unbeknownst to me, continued to water that seed each week until the day I made the decision to hand my life over to Christ, too.
It happened late in the evening, I went to bed teary-eyed. The next morning I was in a whole new world, it was if all the things that weighed me down were lifted. His creation became alive in a different way. I felt like I was floating on clouds and I didn't want the feeling to go away.
Reflecting on it now, I can see that new life was given to me, a new heart filled with His Holy Spirit. My sins were forgiven, and I was washed in His Blood. This is why I speak of these things, so that others might know Him, who is Truth.
I didn't know of all these things when I was born in the Spirit, but I have come to know more of God, His Son and who I am in Christ during my journey here in this life.
I've traveled off the narrow path many times, only to be guided back by the loving Hands and Words of our Father.
Revival is what I am hearing in my spirit now. I know I must pray more and keep my eyes on Jesus.
Thank you for your post.
God's Peace be with you.