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BAM God Moment

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Juanita11

Juanita11

So, it feel like almost everyone had these moments, where they struggle and God showed himself to them.whenever they had any doughts they could remember that and have faith.
I never had a Bam God Moment. I really want one though. When I was 11 or 12 I had this really cool thing. My mom told me a story where God hugged a little boy she prayed for. I thought about how awesome that sounded. Just imagine. Being that close to the creator. So I went to bed and I prayed that Jesus would hug me. And I felt these goosebumps and was all warm and giddy. So whenever I was scared or down, I would ask for a hug. It was so beautiful.
But he has stopped hugging me. I don’t understand why. But that was the closing thing is ever had to a Bam God Moment. The result been all these little things, and he answers most of my prayer. Experience the importance ones. But it is more like he just pushes everything back a little. We’re still struggling but it is still not completely taken care of.
And I never feel anything like the hugs. Which is so disappointing. I have asked but I am not getting.
I want to have seen , or felt or heard him. Because I can’t tell people about someone I never met. That’s not really cool.
So will you pray that I can have a Bam God Moment?

July 22, 2015 at 23:27
Mandi_lee2014

Mandi_lee2014

Honestly, I think you have your perspective a little off. It isn’t about those big moments. You are losing your faith over feelings and experience and its going to pull you further and further away from God. He isn’t a genie where we ask and He will do. He isn’t here to try and impress us. You straight up said that you have felt His presence before. You are lucky because so many don’t. He is answering your prayers (another thing you said) and that is so amazing. Even if you are struggling.
Basically I’m going to ask you the question God asks me a lot lately. Is God enough for you? As He is. No special shows, no anything. Just Him in His ultimate being. And if He is, your actions should be showing that. You should be praising God, praying not just for Him to show off, but to help build that relationship with Him. You should be in your Bible and/or learning more and more about Him, experiencing Him for who He is and always will be.

And I hope I don’t sound harsh. I’ m just really passionate about this because I nearly lost my relationship with God because I was ready for a show. I wanted those big moments. But the truth is, His big moments aren’t ours. He owes you nothing, and yet gives you everything because He sacrificed His son for you.

So basically it comes down to this. No I wont pray you have a Bam God Moment. I’ll pray that you develop your faith and relationship in Him when He puts you through trial and asks for trust

July 23, 2015 at 14:20
Celby

Celby

Hey! To the both of you above, it is possible, and it isn’t wrong at all to want a more intimate relationship with God. Mandi, you are right in saying that prayer and Bible reading are indispensable, but it isn’t bad at all to want a deeper relationship with God, especially in regard to hearing Him. Here is a video I’d like to share:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDsWe8K5jWs

Keep watching to the end, it’s well worth it! The channel itself is very good and I pray you’ll be able to discern it’s Jesus speaking πŸ™‚

July 27, 2015 at 16:41
Celby

Celby

Acts 2:17-19

β€œβ€˜In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.”

Be PATIENT and keep seeking God first, He will show you things over time. But remember, God works at His own time, but don’t lose faith. Those who seek Him, shall find Him! You can put a promise on that one!

July 27, 2015 at 16:45
Juanita11

Juanita11

@Celby
Wow, that video was something. After listening to it, I prayed that if I watch something that I shouldn’t that I would feel sick so I would stop watching it. Darn, not even twenty four hours later, my sister was watching Merlin. I had to leave the room three times while she was watching it. That’s a very rude awakening. And I am going to six flags and feel a little queasy still.

July 28, 2015 at 14:42
Marcy

Marcy

Please don’t focus on the big experiences and emotional highs you can get from God. I have felt emotional highs from God before and, I’m not going to lie, they felt pretty cool. But they aren’t enough to sustain you. I went for a time when I thought I wasn’t a good enough Christian because I didn’t FEEL God much, but then God showed me that FEELING doesn’t have much to do with faith. As Christians, we need to trust God and follow him. Our feelings are very transient and God highs don’t last long. Our faith must be something more lasting.

In addition, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that God answering your prayers means him doing what you want. I can tell you’re becoming discouraged because God hasn’t been answering this prayer the way you want him to. It’s hard, confusing, and even painful sometimes, but God sometimes answers our prayers with no or not yet.

While God does make us feel unsettled when we’re going in the wrong direction sometimes, be careful when judging those feelings. Think about why the thing you’re feeling bad about might be wrong. Dig into God’s word and find passages that can shed light on your situation. However, don’t judge everything as bad because you feel queazy. Something else that upset you, nerves, or even excitement can make you feel queazy as well. While your gut can tell you stuff sometimes, feelings and emotions are temporary and highly affected by things around you, so find a stronger standard (the Bible) to hold your faith and make decisions.

Another side note, God moments are not always something you really want. While I have had emotional highs, the true God moments in my life when I knew he was there holding me were some of the bleakest moments of my life. It was like when my dad was in the hospital and I somehow held it together for my mom. It didn’t feel good or special or anything, really. I didn’t even really register it at the time, but that was one of the strongest God moments I’ve ever felt. So please don’t over-inflate God moments–they’re often rare and don’t feel the way you think they’re supposed to feel.

July 28, 2015 at 15:20
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