- My family was in a state of chaos, we needed help! Desperately a few phone-calls were made which lead me to what I now refer to as:
- My White Picket Fence Story…
A few different people showed up at our house, they prayed and left, and so things began to change. There were some very significant people involved in my process of transformation, of which, I will not mention their names at the moment.
One was a man, strong in the Lord, meek and valiant in his walk with Christ. He humbly invested a lot of his time, teaching and prayer into what seemed to be a family night-mare at that stage. Blood on the bathroom floor, cries of agony, demonic forces at work – it was a haven for the damned.
It all started one-day, the day after New year’s, I went to a church, this was my first visit to one, as a young adult. I was memorized by the singing, like a choir of angels … it was beautiful! The pastor shared a message that would change my life forever!
I don’t even know how I got up there, but when I opened my eyes which were tightly shut at the time, I was standing in desperation, tears streaming down my face, in-front of the entire congregation, ready to accept life! I turned to my right, there was my brother, to my left, and there was a friend of mine.
We all approached the throne of grace in our time of need!
Season 1: A few weeks passed, I did not feel completely different. The courageous disciple I mentioned earlier, played a vital role in what would become a future of one God-given testimony after another. He fetched us for bible studies weekly for the season which the Lord had set apart for this task.
One evening he asked: ”So what changed when you prayed the salvation prayer?”
I thought to myself, ‘what’s he on about now?’ I told him that we had not prayed with anyone. We just went up to the front as a willful gesture to show that we need God and people came to hug us – that was all.
The expression on his face was one of concern and excitement, while requesting us to pray after him. Eagerly we did.. Or well, I tried. I felt very dizzy but strenuously I managed to pray every word he prayed.
EVERYTHING CHANGED! I read the bible day and night; I had a hunger I cannot explain! I got baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit!
I was new!! I felt new!!
Now there was a tremendous shifting the spiritual realm, it was as-if my entire identity had to be re-created. Indeed, this was true. I experienced many powerful things in my new life with the Lord.
It was and still is an ”ever-learning-ever-kneeling-ever-loving” walk of grace.
Season 2: The Lord graciously provided the much-needed counseling, deliverance and aid that was needed through two very special people, a mighty couple of valor in Christ!
One night in particular, I had succumbed to fear. I read and re-read Psalm 91 over and over and over again. I whispered the scripture, as it was around midnight, when this eerie feeling had mounted upon me, like a lion, its prey!
I closed my eyes hesitantly, my bedroom lights still switched on, my duvet as my only source of cover – or so I thought. I felt feathers on my arm!! Yes, real live feathers! I jumped up in horror, clenching my pillow … I was so frightened that I could not scream! I so wanted to scream!
Then I heard the Lords voice speak to me for the very first time, His gentle, soft, powerful voice.
He said: ”Read Psalm 91 again!”
Trembling with anxiety and mixed emotion, I opened my bible and whispered the words of this psalm out-loud. There it was!!!!!
Psalm 91:4 – ”He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”
This was the beginning of many exciting adventures with the Lord…
Season 3: The desert and the storms…
Season 4: The world and its firm grasp…
Season 5: A time to live and a time to die…
Season 6: The time of spring and dancing has come…
Season 7: And ”The Now” …
There are so many things I would love to share, right now! But I am waiting upon the Lord. As no seed sown too soon will produce a harvest worthwhile for the Kingdom of my Magnificent God!
I serve Jesus Christ of Nazareth who came down in the flesh, died on the cross and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father!