Already I've been questioned about how I can believe in the Real Presence (among other things). I say "by faith". Why on earth would I want to go & sit in a room with a cracker (adoration)? That's insane! I say "because I've experienced something". Yes, pictures that come to me are from my memory & scriptures that come to me are obviously from the Bible, but just because they are in my head & "spoken" in my voice doesn't mean they aren't of God. I believe God uses our ordinary memories, emotions, experiences & "thought voice" to speak to us more often than He vocalizes or sends angels & pillars of fire to get a message across.
There's no explanation as to why I feel drawn to sit in a room with a cracker in a glorified lampstand. It really does defy logic. There's no explanation for why I feel tangible fear about walking through that door every single time. But when I get there, I feel such incredible peace that I don't ever want to leave. Its not just a cracker to me anymore- though my senses still want to say so. There's something more to it.
Again I was asked, Do I really believe the communion wafer is the Body of Christ & a cup of wine is His blood? I say "yes, by faith". I trust the words spoken by Jesus in John 10:37- 38. "Don’t believe me unless I carry out my Father’s work. But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe me..." Forget my oh-so pious answers- do my encounters with the Real Presence change me? I can't rely on my intellect, my emotions or the how or why... I have to rely on the "what". What are the results of being in or partaking of the "Presence"? If it doesn't change me, then its just a cracker in a glorified lampstand. If it doesn't cause me to hunger for righteousness, then the Eucharist is just a wafer & wine. Faith without deeds is dead. If my faith in the Body & Blood of Christ doesn't compel me to serve God, its worthless.