What is one surprising experience you have had when you listened to God?
One night, long ago, I cried out to God, “Show me you are real!” As I tossed and turned, I thought, “I can’t go on without knowing for sure. God, can You prove yourself to me?”
I finally reached for my Bible by the bedside, and began to read. So often as I read, my mind would fill with more and more questions. I would read a word of comfort, but it was immediately followed by doubt.
But in those early morning hours, suddenly it seemed as though a light from heaven shown over my shoulder and illuminated the pages. The shining words came alive. I was filled with absolute certainty of the Truth of Jesus’ words, that I was God’s beloved child. Nothing could ever take that away.
I got up and drove up Highway 20 to Colonial Creek on Lake Diablo. I had discovered a spot not long before, and was drawn back to it. I walked the needle-cushioned path under majestic trees to a certain spot along the roaring creek. There I spread out my blanket, looked up at Colonial Peak high above, and felt wrapped in the presence of God.
This image is so burned into my memory that I can return there in my mind any time. When I do, once again I am wrapped in the certainty of God’s all-encompassing love.