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The Vacuum - Issue 15 - God spacer The Vacuum - Issue 15 - God
I Met God 3
by Elizabeth Graham
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I was living and working in London at the time and searching for meaning and purpose to my life. I worked for a firm of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants. There was a person in the Christian Group in the firm and I asked him about his church because he said a lot of interesting things about it. I went to this church (Holy Trinity, Brompton) and while I was waiting at the back for this friend, I could see there was something about the people that I wanted. Their faces radiated.
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At the end of the service, which was wonderful, people could go to the front for prayer for healing, for guidance or whatever. Many people went forward and there were teams of people ready to pray for each of us. I knew then that I wanted God, that I wanted everything he had for me. That particular night I had the revelation that I needed Him in my life. It was a knowing in my heart.
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In order to come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ you have to acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God and that the Bible says 'all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God'. I confessed my sins and asked Jesus to come into my heart and be my Lord and Saviour. I was then prayed with to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I had some tears running down my face and I didn't quite know why you don't usually cry in church I thought but when you encounter the Living God and come into relationship with Him, tears can flow. From that moment on I had peace and joy in my heart and I knew that God loved me.
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Life is not easy for people; everybody has problems. To go through life on your own is very hard, but whenever you know that the Lord is with you and longs to help you through the circumstances and the difficulties, that is tremendously comforting. At that time, 21 years ago, God put a vision in my heart that He would bring me back to Northern Ireland to use me. I found out then that He had a plan for my life, as He has for everyone, and I have been pursuing it since then. I feel totally fulfilled in all I do as I serve the Lord on a day to day basis sharing with others that He is a loving God, that He cares for them and longs that they too might come into relationship with Him.
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