One day the kids and I were rushing to go somewhere to do something….who knows what. This was about a
year after I became a Christian and began following the Lord.
I pulled up a dining room chair, sat down and began to put on my tennis shoes. I was thinking about how happy I was. I was thinking how I never imagined how being
a Christian could make a person so happy. I was raised in a Christian home and had several encounters with God, amazinging, glorious encounters as a matter of fact. I'm not sure why I walked away. Rebellion I suppose. What an idiot.
So, here I am though, happy at last. Truly content to know God and learn what it feels like to live for Him. Learn what it's like to know how much He loves me when He really shouldn't, shouldn't at all. Learn Who He is on a personal basis, not
just heresay. Receive his grace and mercy every day. Even though He knows I will fail over and over again. He provides abundantly always. His peace is like no other, indescribable. I'm so glad to have made this decision in my life.
So, anyway, all this is what I was thinking as I continued to get ready for wherever we were going.
As I leaned over to tie my shoes, thinking about the turn I made away from the darkness in my life and marveling at
the choice I finally made and saying to myself, silently..."I never knew I would become a Christian, a real Christian." - at that very moment I heard someone say, “I always knew you would!” I turned to my left to see if one of the boys had said
that to me knowing neither had. It simply was not either one of their voices. It was the voice of an adult male. I looked, but no one was there. I was not afraid at all, I was just curious. I think normally a person's first-second response would be fear. But
looking back on that moment...I see now why I was not afraid that there was a man in my house. As soon as my mind realized there was no one standing there, I guess within a 2 or 3 seconds?, I knew it was Jesus Himself speaking to me with that gentle, loving
voice of His. I KNEW! Do you hear what I'm saying? I KNEW! Somehow, in my spirit, I knew it was Jesus. No one on this earth can ever convince me otherwise. It was the very voice of my sweet Lord!
This was my first time to actually
hear Him. I will never, ever forget it!
Jesus, thank You for revealing Yourself to us. Even when we do not expect it.
Acts 26:14 “We all fell down, and I
heard a voice speaking to me…..Who are you, sir? I asked. And the Lord replied, “I am Jesus…..”