When I was a child (around 4 or 5) I would 'pray' to God every night as I laid in bed (I always had a hard time falling asleep, so He was good to talk
to.) I wouldn't pray the way I had been 'taught' by church or tradition. I simply just talked to God as if He were my best friend sitting next to me.
And, yes, God would 'talk' back.
It wasn't like a separate voice as if someone were in the room with me...it was more of just a 'knowing'....an answer would come to me in the form of
a thought, but i didn't have to 'think' about it. They would be very clear.
I remember specifically asking one time, 'What am I here for?'
Very clearly the answer came back, 'To save lives.'
I had no idea what this meant at the time. I thought it meant I was suppose to be a doctor or an EMT or a firefighter...which I never wanted to be. So
how would I save lives?
It took me a long time to realize how I could/am doing that. I have helped 3 people as they tried to commit suicide (one of which I literally had to
wrestle the razor blade out of his hands.) I also have found that I can 'save lives' by just being there for people and by trying to 'lead by
example.' I will always always help someone as long as I feasibly can. I will always reach out in love to others. I would give away my last nickle if
it would help someone else more. I've also recently had more than one person thank me for being me and literally said, 'you helped save my life.'
I don't mean this to talk myself up. I know it may sound like I'm ego stroking here. But all I'm really trying to do is to show examples of how God
can live through each and every one of us. All we have to do is reach out to people with love and you too can 'save lives.'
And yes, I did go through a rather dark time during my teenage up to early 20's, during which I did not speak to God or give God much thought at all.
We have since been reunited, and He has again started talking to me.
The thing is...people have to give up their expectations of 'how' God is going to 'talk' to you. Most likely, it's not going to sound like Morgan
Freeman speaking through a megaphone. It can come in the form of a though, a song, a sign, a stranger, or a million other ways. You just have to be
Yeah, some will claim that people are just making it up and will believe whatever they want to believe...which definitely holds some truth (what we
believe WILL become our reality.) But for those who know the difference between listening to the Ego and listening to a more divine voice, you will
know the difference.
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