How I met God

God is BIG

God is small

God is…

wanting me to expand my understanding of Him, become a more devoted disciple of Jesus, and translate it all into abundant living for his glory while here on planet earth. It is time.

So, I have broadened my reading, watching, and pursuing to include various theological and laymen based thoughts regarding the Church and following Jesus. Wow, have I been surprised.

Just as in the worldly world, it seems there is much controversy going on within the Christian Church. There has always been controversy, sure, but this is dividing up the very core of the church, not setting denominations against each other as in the past, but splitting them all up into fragments:

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Seems the “word” (big “W”= Jesus, little “w”= Bible) is part of what is being hotly contested. There are theories and questions zipping around and each has several opinions and answers – with many contradicting one another.

My hope is to delve into some of the questions and their abundance of opinions/answers under the category of God is…

but until then,

like the woman at the well, I can only tell you what I know and what I know is what God has done for me.

Here’s how I met God.

I had a dream.  I didn’t ask for it. It just happened.

I was two to three years old and I dreamed that God lived in my attic. I don’t remember the attic then or even if we had one.  I only know that in my dream he lived in a room up above where I lived, so to me, it was the attic. This attic room was completely empty of all things…all things except for God and me.  It wasn’t dark or scary; instead, it was filled with light. I felt safe, and as they say in the south, we visited.

But there was more besides God being in my attic. In the dream, God was wearing my coat.  It looked exactly like mine, only bigger. It was black/white Houndstooth with black velvet trimming.  And because we shared a coat, I knew that we were joined together.

The connection shared in this childhood dream has translated into a life-long assurance that God is real.

Never have I doubted his existence, yet I have rebelled.  Never have I questioned his authority, though I have been angry with him.  Never have I felt separated from him, even though I have been quite lonely at times.

It was in a dream that God made himself known to me in such a way that His being permeated to the core of my being. I don’t know why he chose to introduce himself to me in this way, but he did. And because he did, I can attest that God still speaks to some of us through dreams.

God is bigger than the vastness of the universe and smaller than the tiniest speck of matter.  He is not bound by time or by thought or by dimension.  He loves us. He died for us. He arose for us. He ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us. And if we choose to accept his gift…we will visit with him forever in his home.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24

 

More posts:

In the Spirit

When I Was a Child

Shadows

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10 thoughts on “How I met God

  1. Big problem with the “Word” or “word” or the “Logos” is that too many christians take the Gnostic teachings and the mix of Roman-Greek pagan teaching of the Trinity, taking the word to be an actual person instead of seeing it like it really is an act of uttering thoughts by breath coming out the mouth, giving a voice or an act of speaking.

    When God spoke everything came to being like He wanted it to be. God also has spoken many times and His Words are also recorded for mankind in the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testament). It is also that Word of God which brought mankind into life and provided a solution against the adversary or act done by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, them questioning the higher position of their Maker. After their blasphemous act God provided a solution by promissing a man who could proof to the world that man is able to follow the Will of God. That promised man is Jeshua (Jesus Christ) the sent one from God , who was spoken off in the garden of Eden and became a reality when the angel promised the virgin young woman she was pregnant of a boy who would be called Emmanuel, or coming from God. when 2020 years ago that child became born the Word of God = god His speaking, became a reality and the promised Saviour, the Christ or Messiah became a reality for mankind.

    John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word,+ and the Word was with God,+ and the Word was a god.*+ 2 This one was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into existence through him,+ and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.

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    1. Thank you for reading this post and the other post in this series as well. I’m interested in hearing and try to respect others beliefs whether I share them or not. I see from this comment that you don’t believe in the Trinity.
      The Trinity is another point of contention within the Church. Even those who do believe in the Trinity debate amongst themselves points such as whether there was a “will of the Christ” on earth or “only God’s will.” Also, when and whether there is positioning (within the Trinity) of submission for eternity or simply submission for the mission of the time…I paraphrase this.
      Since I didn’t address my beliefs regarding the Trinity, I will do that with you as you have done with me.
      I do believe in the Trinity -the Deity of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I don’t try to persuade anyone to believe as I do. I know that only God, thru his Spirit, leads us to the Truth of the Christ. The witnesses in the Scriptures tell what they know, saw, heard, and experienced in their time together with Jesus. The Holy Spirit works through their words written 2000 years ago.
      I do the same with my words now. I write what I know because of what has been revealed to me…thru reading and studying the Scriptures, by listening to the words of others, by observing and studying God’s creation, and through personal experiences. God is my protector, Jesus is my Savior, and the Holy Spirit is my guide. They are all one. There is so much depth to just this one point but I will stop 🙂

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      1. Why, when you have the feeling you met God in your dreams, do you not ask God about the Trinity matter. Ask Him to tell you His Name. Ask Him who Jesus is. Allow yourself to receive the answers and to find verses in the Bible which show you the way.

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  2. So funny… I had a post that I started last fall, and I finally came back to it and finished it this morning. I finally had some free time this morning to check out your email and the links in it, and the theme of my post lines up exactly with the end of your post here. I guess I am a slow learner, and God has to give me many reminders. LOL

    I love your post. Hold on to your God given dreams!

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