My Personal Experience And Understanding Of God

1722 Words Oct 20th, 2015 7 Pages
My personal experience and understanding of God has resulted from what God has revealed to me. F. Belton Joyner, Jr. says, "What we know about God is what God has revealed to us." Over the course of my life God has been revealed to me through God 's love and grace. When I was twelve years old, I accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. In the years prior, God was continually drawing me closer to God, even before I was aware I needed God. We are made aware of our need for repentance through God 's grace that stirs up that awareness within us. God is the one that makes the first move through the gift of prevenient grace. We see this in Jeremiah 1:5 as the Lord tells Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." The Apostle Paul writes in Galatians 1:15, "But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles". God made the first move in Jeremiah 's and Paul 's life through prevenient grace just as he does with us today. Randy Maddox says, "Wesley understood Prevenient Grace to be God 's initial move toward restored relationship with fallen humanity." Prevenient grace is not an expression of something that we are doing but of what God is doing in us drawing us closer to repentance. When God made me fully aware of my need for repentance, I repented and accepted…
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