Spending that amount of time thinking you were going to die - absorbs the initial shock of what you felt upon first realizing you were "near" death. What I did Friday- was do what my heart (via God's instruction) told me to do. Call out to God.@Deb
I spent 20 years dying. I spent 30 years looking for God and found God; not in a book or doctrines of Churches but in the world around me. I came to believe in Jesus, not through a book or the doctrines of Churches but through witnessing the lives and patience of a handful of Christians, Muslims and Jews.
I have come to realize that most Christians do not "believe in Jesus", they simply "accept Christianity in the denomination that suits them best".
I did not accept any religion, I came to believe in Jesus.
My original introduction to God was as a child. He sought me- and drew me near.
I never read my bible regularly until I was in my 40's. As I read- I saw so many things that I already knew in my heart and counseled with ...but I hadn't known there was scriptural support for what I "knew". Once I was shown the scriptures.... it reinforced my conviction towalk Gods path.
I follow NO religion either Duane- as I have always known that religion was man trying to find God- by inventing pieces of 'policy' and rituals -which they may claim as God's rules and desires for us.
- Just lost my ability to follow my thoughts.... seems I am still recovering--