How can I write about a time when I felt or saw God’s presence in my life?

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Many Christians struggle to point to a time when they have seen or felt God's presence in their lives. However, there are a variety of personal experiences one can have with God, and the types of experiences one counts as valid often depend on his or her theology. St. Teresa...

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Many Christians struggle to point to a time when they have seen or felt God's presence in their lives. However, there are a variety of personal experiences one can have with God, and the types of experiences one counts as valid often depend on his or her theology. St. Teresa of Avila, for instance, was a 16th-century Christian mystic who believed she had seen Christ in bodily form. Many Pentecostal Christians claim similar experiences.

You may never have felt Christ's bodily presence--at least in the moment--but you can likely look back on your Christian life and see times when God was with you. Perhaps he gave you strength during a difficult period in your life, or perhaps you narrowly avoided great harm (spiritual or physical) and now realize God was protecting you. Such experiences may not be as sensational as St. Teresa's, but they are no less valid.

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