When I was 4 years old, my Grandma told me about Jesus and I accepted Him into my heart. However, I was not told about God the Father . . . By: OTG Ministry
When I was 4 years old, my Grandma told me about Jesus and I accepted Him into my heart. However, I was not told about God the Father . . . God the Creator . . . The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Then, when I was about 8 years old, we just moved into an older house. I was living with my mother, my stepfather and my 3 other siblings. Soon after we moved into that house my siblings and I started to get very sick. Later on we found out that the house had a burst sewage pipe under it and the gases were making us sick. When I was sick, I remember that I had a very high fever and I was violently sick. This went on for more then a week.
I had an abusive stepfather at the time and he never abused out of anger, but he abused us because he thought it was funny. I had been sick for over a week and I felt so weak. My stepfather realized that if he shook my bed a bit with his foot, it was enough to make me violently ill and he thought it was hilarious. I begged him to stop shaking my bed with his foot, but he didn't care. He laughed at me when he saw that I was too weak to get out of bed and get to the bathroom in time, so I vomited and defecated on myself. The good part about it was that at least he wasn't physically abusing me at that time because he didn't want to touch me due to me being sick.
At that time it was spring time in Canada and the spring mornings were very cold. After having this fever for over a week I decided to go outside one morning to cool off. I did not have a jacket on and I stumbled out of bed in a fevered stupor and I went outside and sat down. I remember it being very cold, but yet the cold air felt good on my fevered body. I remember sitting there and feeling very weak and just pondering life and wondering if this is how difficult life is supposed to be. I felt very sad and lonely, and I felt that nobody cared about my suffering. Then, I lifted up my head and I noticed that the sun was rising and showing itself through the trees. Then all of a sudden the sun really radiated through the trees and shone down on me, and it felt warm on such a cool morning and yet it also felt full of healing, peace, love, joy, caring, kindness, goodness and mercy. Then I heard in the core of my being . . . "don't worry, everything will be ok."
In that moment I knew that there was a powerful and loving being who loved me and cared about me. In that moment I knew that there was a God and that He created everything around me and He created me. No one ever taught me that. I learned that God existed from God himself, on that very same day. Right after that encounter with God, my fever broke and I felt better. Since that day I have known that I am highly favored by God and God has had incredible Grace for me. Things did eventually get better in my life and everything is ok now, just like God promised me that day. It is very important for people to understand that they might have had a very difficult life, but when you fully surrender your life to Jesus and you become Born Again, you will start receiving blessings and the fruits of the Sprit and things will get better. I now live one of the most blessed lives a person can live and you can too . . . only through Jesus Christ. Jesus came so that you may have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
What is an added bonus, is that I now live on a property that is surrounded by trees. Most mornings the sun comes up through the trees and the sun shines down on me through the big window in the front of the house. My desk is in front of that window. I am reminded almost every single day of when I encountered God, when I was 8 years old. In fact, as I am writing this right now, the sun is coming up through the trees and shining down on me. It is God's way of reminding me of that day when He said to me, "don't worry, everything will be ok." God is so good!
Thank you for reading and may God bless you!