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mongoose

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« on: June 14, 2006, 01:31:18 PM »

Never started a thread before so please bear with me.  I have a general question for everyone.   Do you ever feel like God talks to you or tells you things sometimes? I mean, not like through other people or something you read but more directly, almost like a voice in your head or somthing? I do but have wondered for a long time if I am crazy or making stuff up although a friend recently told me that they have had similar experiences so I know I am not completely alone.  It's not a lot but just sometimes and for some reason what I hear sticks with me...um... somehow different from other memories.... memories of these things seem to come back when I am having the most trouble or really upset about something (I have had full-blown panic attacks on a regular basis for as long as I can remember although over the last few years they have been coming a lot less) and they are so comforting.

I've never talked with anyone about this before cuz I was afraid they'd put me in the loonie bin or somthing. I mean, it's not something you can tell most people...sometimes a voice tells me somthing right?  But it's not strange stuff like to hurt people or anything like that.  It's more like "You are going to be okay" (that was the first one) and if I am hoping for someone to teach me (sorta someone to follow I guess which I know is not what I should do unless that someone is Jesus) something like "I am sufficient for you". Like a "no" or something to that request.

So there it is.  I was wondering if other people have similar experiences that they might be willing to talk about.  I have never met anyone yet who I could tell or hear their stories (assuming they would have any).... Hope this is okay to post....um...i'm gonna hit submit now..... mongoose
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eutychus

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 01:47:06 PM »

greetings.

 ever had the hairs stand or gotten goose bumps?

Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

 i beleive God talks to us through the spirit.
this is tricky though and we must be carfull.

 i have heard people say God told me to fast for 40 days, of coarse they fail and then are depressed and think unheathy  thoughts.

had a friend who was searching and got involved with a denomination
i wont mention, and first he literally tried to gouge an eye out, two weeks later shot himself.

he had a problem with pornography.

 we must be able to decern.


peace
chuckt
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eutychus

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 01:53:59 PM »

Quote from: bobbys43
Mongoose,

 I have the same thing happen to me. It is like this still small voice that lets me know He is ever so present.

 I will be thinking about somethiong and scripture verses will come to mind and it is like God is speaking. It is a peaceful voice and when things are not quite going well there is again that still small voice that lets me know everything is going to be ok.

 That voice at times also leads me in certian things that God wants me to do. It is not an audible voice but a voice that gives me comfort and direction.

Sister you are not crazy and I have the same experiences.

Great post!!!

bobby



yes!!!
that small still voice, thanks bobby!!!!

peace and grace
chuckt
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mongoose

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 02:06:05 PM »

Thank you Bobby and eutychus.  I appreciate the comment about needing to discern.  That is, I guess, what I am most afraid of sometimes.  Is this real or something not so good?  How can one tell?  But it is such a comforting, peaceful voice...yes, still and small, but so powerful.  And it's never anything bad or that would be hurtful to anyone...just reassuring and loving and guiding.  I actually heard it first about 9 years ago when I was really upset.  A person who I literally thought was the world had just died and I was soooo angry that the sun still rose in the morning and the earth was still turning.  I couldn't understand how that was possible with this person gone and I was really really angry at God.  I had been barely sleeping for a month (mostly crying all night and working 90+ hrs a week to try to dull the pain) and was driving home one day and there was a beautiful sunset and I was so mad.  That's when I heard this "You are going to be okay".  It's like things changed in an instant.  I started crying again but not with sorrow, with relief and this feeling I had never had before...which I now think is joy.  I dont' know.  I feel like I've been slowly changing ever since and my friends tell me that too.  But I've never told anyone what happened before....
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eutychus

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 02:14:31 PM »

Quote from: mongoose
Thank you Bobby and eutychus.  I appreciate the comment about needing to discern.  That is, I guess, what I am most afraid of sometimes.  Is this real or something not so good?  How can one tell?  But it is such a comforting, peaceful voice...yes, still and small, but so powerful.  And it's never anything bad or that would be hurtful to anyone...just reassuring and loving and guiding.  I actually heard it first about 9 years ago when I was really upset.  A person who I literally thought was the world had just died and I was soooo angry that the sun still rose in the morning and the earth was still turning.  I couldn't understand how that was possible with this person gone and I was really really angry at God.  I had been barely sleeping for a month (mostly crying all night and working 90+ hrs a week to try to dull the pain) and was driving home one day and there was a beautiful sunset and I was so mad.  That's when I heard this "You are going to be okay".  It's like things changed in an instant.  I started crying again but not with sorrow, with relief and this feeling I had never had before...which I now think is joy.  I dont' know.  I feel like I've been slowly changing ever since and my friends tell me that too.  But I've never told anyone what happened before....


mongoose.

cool, hey remember too that God is love.

so if it goes against this its not from GOD.

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

 13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love


grace to you dear friend
chuckt
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mercie

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 02:15:58 PM »

Quote from: eutychus
greetings.

 ever had the hairs stand or gotten goose bumps?

Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

 i beleive God talks to us through the spirit.
this is tricky though and we must be carfull.

 i have heard people say God told me to fast for 40 days, of coarse they fail and then are depressed and think unheathy  thoughts.

had a friend who was searching and got involved with a denomination
i wont mention, and first he literally tried to gouge an eye out, two weeks later shot himself.

he had a problem with pornography.

 we must be able to decern.


peace
chuckt


Chuckt

No desire to hyjack the thread.

but this might be an interesting correlation .

resisting overloading with scripture.



You may find hairs  being STOOD up being thoughts\words.

Stood Up being a key term , those of the positive.

God remembers all the Hairs on our head.


 Recall Daniel, not a Hair singed.

Act 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with [his] hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.


But equally as the negative.

Act 25:18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

Jer 7:29 Cut off thine hair, [O Jerusalem], and cast [it] away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.

Dan 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

Pro 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.

And many more connections also Chuckt


Apologies for the Hyjack
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rvhill

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 02:46:01 PM »

I too have heard the voice of God. The problem is though discerning between the voice of God and the voice of your own ego. Some time this had thing for me to do. As had as it is for me to do, it seem it is much harder thing for women to do. It is hard to reason with one, when they get the bit between their teeth, and keep saying, “ but God told me!?
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Falconn003

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 03:09:57 PM »

mongoose

I have too heard the calming, authoritive, loving voice of God.

And be led here for fellowship and out of the whore of babylon.

God bless and be at peace


Rodger
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chrissiela

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 03:19:12 PM »

Be Still

Be still and listen...
To that still small voice
That will tell you the truth
That will help you get through.

Be still and feel...
His greatness and power
And the love that He sends
It’s a love without end

Be still and know...
That He truly exists
That He gave us His son
That our souls might be won
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I think it's something that we get better at (listening and discerning) over time, as we mature.

Chrissie
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mongoose

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 05:17:02 PM »

Wow.  I really appreciate all the great comments and kind reassurances.  Chrissie, thanks for sharing the poem; it's beautiful.  rvhill, please understand that I am not specifically commenting on the 'but God told me' replies that we all sometimes hear (and say) when we want our own way.  I find it mostly either says "no you don't need that, focus on and be grateful for what you have" or something along the lines of "I am in control.  You are going to be okay".  Not really directions or anything.  At least not so far.  And I think it is a challenge to understand what is real and what is our own egos (although I'm not sure I agree that women struggle more with that than men....but that could be because I am a woman  :) ).  We all have our own biases and struggles and I'm afraid that is one of mine.  Thank you for your comment!  It warms my heart to hear that others have these experiences as well.  I thank God for leading me to this site and for all of you.

I love it: Be still and know that I am God.  That's one of my favorite verses!!
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shibboleth

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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2006, 11:48:14 AM »

About 8 years ago my brother committed suicide. It was a devastating time for my family. My brother was a drug addict and alcoholic. He tried so hard to rid himself of these demons but was unable to. I knew he probably would die young, but had no idea he would take his own life.

For over two months I was in grief and pain. I thought about how I should have called my brother Keith and help him if I could. My whole family felt the same way. Maybe we should have said this, maybe we should have done that. One day I heard God saying this: I am God and I didn't stop your brother from killing himself. What makes you think you could have stopped him?

I knew I had my answer. I wasn't responsible for Keiths death. No matter what I said or did, Keith was in gods hand. Noone will ever convince me that God didn't give me this word. I was able to share it with my family members, and it helped them too.

God, in times of great pain or our need, will give us a word that is specifically for us. So I believe God speaks mainly through the Bible and the rhema word.

    Here is a song I love and hope will bless you.

BE STILL MY SOUL

Be still my soul
The Lord is on your side
Bear patiently the cross of grief and pain
Leave to thy God to order and provide

In every change He faithful will remain
Be still my soul
Thy best thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still my soul
Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future
As He has the past
Thy hope thy confidence
Let nothing shake

All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still my soul
The waves and winds shall know
His voice who ruled them
While He dwelt below
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