Your Experience…

“A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.” – Rod Walford

For me, this quote begs the question…

What is your experience with God? 

As I was studying yesterday, in the book of John, I came across the account of the man born blind. You can read the account here…John 9

I was most intrigued by the reaction of the Pharisees to this mans healing. They were not excited for him…they did not rejoice in the fact that he would now be able to lead a “normal” life. They were caught up in the fact that Jesus performed a miracle on the Sabbath…how dare He!

The Pharisees questioned the man and his family over and over. They debated and discussed about Jesus…in their eyes a sinner for not observing the Sabbath. Finally, they demanded the blind man give glory to God…as Jesus the sinner deserved none. I love the man’s response to the religious rulers…

“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (vs 25)

The blind man did not need to argue the intent or character of Christ with these religious rulers…He simply referred them back to his personal experience with Christ. 

He had a personal encounter with Christ…a life-changing experience with the living God. The Pharisees only had a passed down knowledge of a religion filled with rules and regulations.

What do you have?

Share your personal experience with Christ…yes, take a moment to share…it helps to solidify your conviction in the one who called you out of darkness and into light. It can be as simple as the blind man’s confession…”I once was blind…now I see”!

Drop your experience in the comment section below…God Bless!

 

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Your Experience…”

  1. Jillian Sawyer says :

    I was just talking about this (miracles) with a friend moments ago. Coincidence? Probably not. Anyway, she said the quote, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” And it got me thinking that I would still seek God without the promise of heaven or the threat of hell. When I was younger, hell scared me into very quick, emotional decisions to follow Christ. But with any decision made out of fear, those decisions were short-lived and often fizzled quickly.

    I am glad to serve a God and Savior who promise love, not guilt and shame. Many times in my life I have found myself out of God’s will. But, thank God, I have never been out of His care.

    • PRDay says :

      Jillian – thanks for your comment! Too often we paint the picture of God in such a way that people follow out of fear. The Good News is the personal relationship…encounters with God are what changes us! Never settle for a second-hand revelation of God!

  2. mappquest says :

    Nice post. I too love the quote by Walford, and I use it often. What I so love about the God that we serve is that the encounters, experiences keep on coming. We read those once encounters in small sections of Scripture, but we know that when we have a real experience with God, more are to follow. That blind man met God again somewhere I’m sure as did the woman at the well, and the woman with the issue of blood. We don’t usually have those miraculous entries and walk away satisfied – we want more; His love and kindness draws us.

    John 21:25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”

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