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The Big Picture

Do you think that you are broadminded?

I used to feel that way. In the context of today's world, I was fairly confident of being tolerant, compassionate and far thinking. It wasn't until I began to have relationship problems, that I really stumbled. I was looking for something, something I was missing, and then suddenly, my life as I knew it was all up in the air, and everything had changed.

For a while, I was led by astrology, and psychics. They promised good times, but did nothing to really lift me from the mess I was in. Then, there were good professional counsellors, who helped a great deal in putting the pieces back together. But, my outlook was all wrong, I continued to focus on the negative; on what I wanted, but didn't have, on what was lacking.

It was then that God really found me. He led me to the Alpha Course. George prayed for me one Saturday. He prayed for a cleansing, and for God to show my true direction. As I was driving home, I was overcome by the Holy Spirit. The words "The Big Picture" came in to my mind, as if from nowhere. I felt as if the top of my head was being lifted off, and a cooling, refreshing rain was flowing down over me. This lasted for about 5minutes. It was like a 2-way transmission, as my past was removed, and Jesus flooded in. It was overwhelming, indeed, the feeling was so intense, that I cried all the way home, and off and on all afternoon, and the next morning.

That was last autumn. Since then, I have experienced things, which could only have come from God. Now little by little, my outlook has changed. I have grown enormously in spirit, and I can see now how narrow and limited my viewpoint actually used to be. God is the big picture, and Jesus is all about relationships. He has given my life a totally new dimension. I share my life and problems with him, and wonderfully my path is smoothed, and my direction is clear. The idea is to try to see other people the way God sees them, missing out all their shortcomings. It's not easy, and I make lots of mistakes, but that's the only way forward.

These events in my life are real, and not imagined, nor contrived.

Where there was trouble and unrest, now there is more joy. Really, I would never have thought that such a thing was possible on this planet - but it is, and it's amazing!
The only problem, is trying to explain it to everyone else!

Joyce

Summer 2005

Please click on the titles above to look at my other articles!

And if you have also come from a background of horoscopes and psychics you may be interested in particular in reading the fourth and fifth articles on the 'discussions' page.

Scripture References

HOLY SPIRIT

And now you also have heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.
(Ephesians 1.13) (NLT)

What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!
(2 Corinthians 5.17) (NLT)

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
(Galatians 5.22) (NIV)


Background


I put up this website to tell the world about my meeting with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is part of God, and yes, He does exist.

Now, I was just an ordinary person going through a rough patch, and this happened to me. It's also happened in varying ways to other people all over the world. To someone who found 'blind faith' a little difficult to get to grips with, this tangible 'experience' made all the difference in my life.


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