Saved At Last.....

I have always felt that if I prayed to GOD, I was a good girl, and would be forgiven for whatever I did. 

But, I was always feeling guilty.

Finally, just before Easter, 2006, I felt a deep need to go to church, like I was being pulled there.

I called one of my brothers and his wife and ask if we could ride to their church with them. We did, ON EASTER SUNDAY, and the very moment I walked into their church..I felt......

Oh, I felt as if these great arms were around me, goose bumps up and down my arms and back I felt light on my feet and so very loved.

That day, I feel I was reborn ..washed clean...through the blood of CHRIST.

I love my LORD and now, I read my Bible, I work on being the one HE wants me to be. I feel so BLESSED and surrounded by HIS loving ANGELS... every day, in every way.

I thank MY LORD, JESUS CHRIST.. all day, everyday for all the blessings he bestows on us. I do my very best to walk the path HE wants me to walk.




MarLucy51 MarLucy51
51-55, F
6 Responses Mar 16, 2007

we truly are blessed if we have God in our lives.

we truly are blessed if we have God in our lives.

Comost'<br />
Word!<br />
Just one moment in God's presence changes everything.<br />
His presence is so refreshing!<br />
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People think Catholics are nuts for going to confession, but... the great thing about it is that there's no wondering after if you're still as bad in God's eyes as you might feel.<br />
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It's a blessing to hear the words of God through His instrument, the priest, "I absolve you, etc... go in peace..." and know that they're not just pretty words, but that they have a real effect, upon which I can count. After, I know... whatever my emotions may be doing, I AM forgiven. Period.<br />
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"But that you may know that the son of man hath the power on earth to forgive sin, (he saith to the sick of palsy) arise and walk..."<br />
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And in John, ch. 20:<br />
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"19Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you. <br />
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20And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.<br />
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21He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.<br />
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22When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.<br />
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23Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."<br />
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It's nice to have God's own word for it. I wonder if modern Bibles have edited this passage out... (because it's certainly not in line with protestant teachings.)

That is what some refer to as being moved by the Holy Spirit as I am sure you are aware. Its a most amazing feeling. I had an experience in my life several years ago about 18 years ago to be exact. I was in a church that was new to me. When that feeling came over me it brought tears to my eyes and brought me to my knees. I was raised Baptist and was no stranger to going to church. I at that point in time had not been in a while. I was left with such clarity and an overwhelming sense of purification that I knew it was the Lords presence in the strongest sense. Until the day I die no one can convince me he doesn't exist because I felt him so strongly I shall never forget it.

Its too bad you couldn't find that joy without "letting go and letting god". maybe that joy was always in you, ya know, and the iDEA of church just let it come out? I dont know, just a thught..i hoe you continue t feel peace and love and all that god stuff! Namaste....