when I had a lifechanging, supernatural experience with God, when I was 19 years old. Little did I know, that attending a skiing-weekend in the beautiful swiss mountains with the youth group of my church would revolutionize my life. I was only there because I loved skiing so much. Up to this day, I don’t know, why I was participating in the evening devotion. Singing religious songs and hearing a bible lesson, was not high up on my priority list those days. I guess God has his ways to get us.
I have no memory of what was going on in that meeting, except that one moment, that would change everything forever. While sitting on my chair, suddenly I heard a voice speaking to me loud and clear. It was so clear, that I almost turned around to see, who was speaking to me: “You know, you can run away from me another 19 years, but I will still always love you, go after you and try to draw you close to my heart!” Immediately I knew, this was God speaking to me.
But those were not only words. In that moment, I could feel the very love of God, like it was poured all over me. I literally broke down in tears. All my life I heard so much about God, but now, I was hearing from God. And what I was hearing was melting all my resistance, rebellion and bitterness in a few seconds. “God, if you are like this, I give you my life right now completely!”. From that moment on, my only goal in life was, to serve this wonderful loving God and life my life for him.