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If God talks back are you nuts?
October 7, 2010
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Discuss.

Let me guess who is going to say what. 🙄

"it is easy to grow crazy"

October 7, 2010
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What I'm interested in is the believer's response. How (in what form) does God talk back to you? For me there are no words but signs instead.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

October 8, 2010
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The only way God has ever spoken to me is through the bible, and through sensations, epiphanies, dreams, and real life occurrences. I've actually heard a (disembodied) voice speak to me twice in my life. The first time I was about 11 years old and I didn't recognize the voice. The 2nd time it was my deceased father's voice when I was about 34 years old.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

October 8, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: The only way God has ever spoken to me is through the bible, and through sensations, epiphanies, dreams, and real life occurrences. I've actually heard a (disembodied) voice speak to me twice in my life. The first time I was about 11 years old and I didn't recognize the voice. The 2nd time it was my deceased father's voice when I was about 34 years old.

Just wanted to say that hearing your fathers voice must have been something really special to you, Tom. Those experiences many people hope for after loved ones pass and often times they don't get. I'm sure there are many things that have happened in your life that would be wonderful to know more of.

And it seems like God pretty much talks to you in a wide variety of ways, I would say the same thing for myself. 🙂

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

October 8, 2010
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"sandra" wrote: And it seems like God pretty much talks to you in a wide variety of ways, I would say the same thing for myself. 🙂

Don't you love it when you see something happen and (whatever it is) it is so powerful and dramatic and you just know immediately in your heart that God is speaking to you through it? Those moments are so special.

What's interesting to me is, as many of those experiences as I've had, I struggle to remember them all. You know, like when you have something really bad happen in your life, and you feel that energy drain like your faith has been weakened... when all you have to do is recall all those undeniable, special events, and your faith gets a boost. But we, or at least I, forget about those events over and over.. sort of like the Israelites and their failure to remember God's miracles. It's just strange that we're built that way.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

October 8, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote:
Don't you love it when you see something happen and (whatever it is) it is so powerful and dramatic and you just know immediately in your heart that God is speaking to you through it? Those moments are so special.

They are Tom, sometimes they can bring me to weep, out of an abundance.
The first time that I had an experience with the Holy Spirit I was talking to my father
about St Francis of assis, the phone rang, no one was there. My father instructed me that
I dial a number on the phone to get the phone number and call it back right away. I did.
It was the St francis of assis church. It really caught my attention.

What's interesting to me is, as many of those experiences as I've had, I struggle to remember them all. You know, like when you have something really bad happen in your life, and you feel that energy drain like your faith has been weakened... when all you have to do is recall all those undeniable, special events, and your faith gets a boost. But we, or at least I, forget about those events over and over.. sort of like the Israelites and their failure to remember God's miracles. It's just strange that we're built that way.

It is strange, and I can totally relate. Soo many times in my life I have let myself forget about many things, but later I end up going back to them, and its almost as if they take on even more meaning as time passes. Its kind of like we gain momentum. Its never been easy in the past when I have got myself into a rut. I still forget about things over and over, but it really is like they become new again, with us. Thanks for reminding me of that though, because the other day I wasn't having the best day, and the sooner I take a moment to think about all those things, some of that pressure eases.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

October 8, 2010
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For me, mostly, it is through the Bible. It is amazing when a scripture jumps right off of the page at you and it speaks directly to what you are dealing with and this usually happens when you are not specifically looking for it. Also, there is that "still small voice", which is definitely distinguishable from your own. Dreams too, although not that often with me. Circumstances, for sure. I have heard His voice audibly just once which, for lack of a better word, was simply incredible. However, to answer the question "are you nuts?", the short answer is . . . NO.

October 8, 2010
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There are many things I have forgotten though those forgotten events I believe changed me and served their purpose.

Don't you love it when you see something happen and (whatever it is) it is so powerful and dramatic and you just know immediately in your heart that God is speaking to you through it?

Considering the source of such experiences, isn't it interesting how differently we can view that source?

"it is easy to grow crazy"

October 8, 2010
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"qmark" wrote: For me, mostly, it is through the Bible. It is amazing when a scripture jumps right off of the page at you and it speaks directly to what you are dealing with and this usually happens when you are not specifically looking for it. Also, there is that "still small voice", which is definitely distinguishable from your own. Dreams too, although not that often with me. Circumstances, for sure. I have heard His voice audibly just once which, for lack of a better word, was simply incredible. However, to answer the question "are you nuts?", the short answer is . . . NO.

Yes those times bring me speechless when I open scripture and it ends up being exactly what I needed or was looking for. Whenever I open my bible I always open it to a random page and start from there, even if I plan on looking later for a specific passage.
Its just fun to do and see what I open it up to. 😎

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

October 8, 2010
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Numbers 12:6 might be relevant.

And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

But does God only talk to prophets?

"it is easy to grow crazy"

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