Friday, May 21, 2010

How Has God Changed Your Life?


Today I was going to write more about how God has changed my life and I was reflecting on your comments and some of them were so inspirational.  It got me thinking, You all know how God saved me.  Now I want to hear from you.  The Holy Spirit is so wonderful and sharing experiences and healing both physical and spiritual can be so uplifting and cathartic. Lets uplift each other on an Internet where so many people are trying to tear each down. Lets let God, His word and His miracles reign. May His miracles, word, and Spirit wash over us like a spring rain,cleansing us of negativity, fear, anger, disease,doubt and  sadness.

"Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits-  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."  Psalms 103: 1-5
Lets Bless each other by sharing the love of Jesus.  I want to hear from you.  Share with me how God has touched your life.  One little drop of water in a pond creates ripples that can reach out to the other side.

108 comments:

I am scarred to post. I feel though, that I almost need to.

My name is Berdita and I am now in my 30s and in my almost 4 decades of life, I've gone thru a lot. I was molested by foster families, beaten, pregnant at the age of 15 and I gave my baby up for adoption. I couldn't kill her or abort her and I recently got in contact with her recently which has been one of the Lord's biggest blessings. I hope this isn't 2 long but I just wanted to share since you want to know!

I gave her up when I was 15 because I didn't want people I lived with who fostered me to hurt her. The family that got her was good and kind people who raised her to be smart and so Christian. Its a miracle of God.

I was 15 whn I gave her up and at 21 I found out I had cysts in my overies and I had to have them removed because they were polycystic and I had stage 1 ovarian cancer. My heart broke because I thought my life was over.

I went to school and worked 2 jobs. God my AA degree and got a decent job and met a decent guy who loved me so much and introduced me to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible. He is a born Catholic and born again Christian an dhe love and accepted me despite my past and my lack of fertility. We've been married for 15 years now and I love him so much. He's such a kind, decent and gentle guy who not only gave me love and acceptance but gave me God which I never knew growing up in my hard life.

I recently got a call and a letter from a girl named Seraphina and I met her and her mom and found out she was my baby I gave away. Her parents are very good Christians and I've had the pleasure of knowing them for 4 years and my birth daughter for the same amount of time. Like my husband they are so loving and kind and accepting. God bless all of them. I'm so thankful because my life is so full today. God is amazing and even if you think you're not worth of Him you ARE.!!! God loves everyone, even if they did bad things as long as they repent.

I hope this was ok for me to post. I just was so touched by what you wrote and wanted to add in my story to show people that there is life after heartache, life after tragedy and the only way to have a GOOD life is through God.

God bless you and may you stay Cancer free forever!!

i am living with lupus. I know it's not cancer, but finding out I'm sick completely changed my life. It made me think about death and the future and I knew I had no real faith so I went in search of it and found God. Sad to say if not for lupus, I never would have found Him and since i found God, my life has changed so much for the better! I feel like a weight is lifted off.

I love the picture and I love this post. It's succinct and I like the idea of people being able to add their experiences in the lives they lead in this blog. [THUMBSUP]

I know this is a strange question, I just tried to post a comment. WHY do you have comment approval? Just curious, there's no nead to answer but I was wondering why u have it. I think maybe becuz this is a Christian blog maybe you get a lot of hate and bad stuff? just curious!

I have had a few comment with filthy language that I don't like to see. That is why I moderate.

Hi honey, I enjoy your blog. I don't have much to share, what I endured in my life is most of what most people who were young adults in the wartime of WWII experienced, nothin worse than anyone else. I had my husband who fought in Iwojima and some hardships but Christ was there for me throughout it.

If he can keep me sane, he can keep anyone sane. I'm nearly 85 years old and discovering the internet and different Christian preachers like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyers have enriched my life so much in the way they share, preach and say God's word.

Hi There, Amy Taylor from Australia here. Glad to see some intelligent Yanks in the world! I kid, but yes, just wanted to give my hi theres and let you know that outside of the US, there are many Christians who are so happy and thrilled to see Americans embrasing Jesus. Halleluiah

Praise The Lord Andrea! You are great! My father was in the Navy during WWII and you are right, with Christ we can endure all hardships! I like Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen too!

Berdita,
You are such a blessing to me! I Praise God for you!!! I can't imagine going through the hell you have been through. You are an amazing woman of God!

Yes Amy We love Jesus!!! I would love to travel down under. It looks awesome!!!

I was born in raised in a god-believing family. No we didn’t go church for personal reasons due to my parents choices of not going to each-others church but yes we were believers of christ. When i was 7 years old dad would pay me to read the bible ( obviously money was my motivation for just about anything at the time ). As I grew up reading the bible slowly strayed away from me and I continued to live life. At the age of 13 I suffered severe loneliness, then at 14 I went through depression and turned to witchcraft for answers. Half the year I was in Australia for dad had work there , then we moved back to New Zealand when his 6 months was up overseas. Long story short I was haunted in everynight , saw a demon face on my window, lights went on and off, couldn’t even sleep with the lights on either. Every night was a torment for me but i didn’t know at the time it was because of the witchcraft i had commited early on in the year. I’d try to call on the lord and read my bible but my faith was lacking and i still followed my ways of witchcraft. We then decided to move to Australia and that calmed things down a bit. New Environment. It didn’t seem that god was talking to me but he was. Going through depression I only stuck to one bible verse ( Mathew 6:34) because of the paranoia i suffered from smoking ciggarettes everyday. At the age of 15 I prayed and asked god for new friends, eversince he answered my prayer a passion blew up in me and it was never- ending. At 16 I decided to get baptized , had demons haunting me every night that i went to church. One night i prayed and they all went away, no more dreams , no more visits. At 17 my last year of school the lord was trying to talk to me through dreams and through other people but i ignored him and went my own way. I didn’t realise that i had played the role backwards. Instead of repenting and giving my heart to god and then getting baptized, i got baptized first and forgot about the rest and went my own way still. I strayed for awhile still sinning in my pleasures until I hit 19. The lord exposed my sins to other people in dreams they would have about me. Hard to believe ? Not so. I would be confronted about the sins i commited and soon enough alot of people found out. I then realised how shamed & guilty i felt and thought about the lord dying on the cross and cried my eyes out . I knew that i was guilty of sin and guilty of running away from the lord. That’s when the lord decided to show me how powerful he really was. After all that i then one day fell on my knees and surrendered to the lord and gave my heart to him. And boy did it feel good ! I felt a great sense of protection, satisfaction and all my voids were filled with his love and presence and mercy. I then ran away from the lord because of the shame & guilt i was feeling , it was so bad that i could’ve commited suicide , but thank the lord for he kept encouraging me to hold on for another week…and another….and another… and here i am today. I confessed my sins, asked to be covered with his mercy and grace . I then came back home and straight away gave him control and felt like everything was being taken over by the lord above. As soon as i forgave those who have hurt me he covered up all my pain and to my surprise i can’t even remember half the things that happened ! Actually as soon as i forgave them he erased all of it ! The only memories i get of them now is when they really friendly to me…… And here I am today. I don’t know where i’d be without him, he is merciful yet loving and caring. Praise the lord =]

Found this on a Christian site, addressing pain and the suffering of the innocent. Thought you and your readers could appreciate it.


This is one of the most difficult questions for Christians to answer.

The “problem of pain,” as the well-known Christian scholar, C.S. Lewis, once called it, is atheism's most potent weapon against the Christian faith.

All true science and history, if rightly understood, support the fact of God. This evidence is so strong that, as the Bible says: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).


Most atheists, therefore, without any objective evidence on which to base their faith in “no God”, must resort finally to philosophical objections. And this problem of suffering is the greatest of these.

That is, they say, how can a God of love permit such things in His world as war, sickness, pain, and death, especially when their effects often are felt most keenly by those who are apparently innocent? Either He is not a God of love and is indifferent to human suffering, or else He is not a God of power and is therefore helpless to do anything about it. In either case, the Biblical God who is supposedly one of both absolute power and perfect love becomes an impossible anachronism. Or so they claim!

This is a real difficulty, but atheism is certainly not the answer, and neither is agnosticism. While there is much evil in the world, there is even more that is good. This is proved by the mere fact that people normally try to hang on to life as long as they can. Furthermore, everyone instinctively recognizes that “good” is a higher order of truth than “bad”.

We need also to recognize that our very minds were created by God. We can only use these minds to the extent that He allows, and it is, therefore, utterly presumptuous for us to use them to question Him and His motives.

I just would like to let everybody know that Jesus saved my life on many thousands of occasions and if it were not for the lord I would be dead now. I know that the lord loves you because when I was in prison back in 1985-1992 he saved vme from hanging with a rope around my neck and I went unconcious and when I was blacked out close to death I saw a bright light that had shown before me and then he said to me that he would take me someday but that for right then at that time that it wasn’t my time to pass away. he told me that if I made things right with my familly and gave to those who are in need and loved myself that I should do my best to stay with the living and understand that life is a far better thing than what I had been thinking and feeling that it had been and to always at all times push, struggle and realize that it is not to be wasted on things such as alcohol, drugs, or bargaining and bartering with the souls of men and women. Lord, i love you for all that you have done for me and your blessings go out to all those who might beleive in your name and my you always be praised and may you always find peace, love and joy in your mind, your heart and your soul. amen!

I married at a young age—thinking that was the “perfect” life. I was wrong. I married to keep the one I loved at the time in my life basically. We would break up and get together and over the course of time we married, and eventually developed a nasty habit for narcotics. Both of us were gone! I remember crying out to GOD one day looking up asking to be rescued from it all. Bills, family, all of it. Now I know to be careful what you ask for when you are speaking with GOD! We were trying for a baby for the longest also using fertility drugs to no avail we gave up on that too.

Over time, our addiction grew, our company was that of addicts, our bills got behind, and we fought more frequently. The only legitimate answer was to burn our home down and collect insurance monies. Something we would never do in our sober minds! Needless to say the act happened, we got by for a while, and low and behold at the wrong time I found out I was pregnant. WHY NOW??? Was my thought. We were both responsible for the house situation, I got single handedly pointed out and served some time for it. I had my child and spent a total of 8 hours before handing him over to my mother. I am thankful that I did have someone to take him for me. During the course of my time, my “loving” husband stood beside me for 9 mos. and there I was alone, doing time, pregnant about to have a baby with 4 years to do. I am home, my child is now 11, and we have a very loving relationship. I am clean, and have a great marriage now. I learned that God’s love is enough. Never idolize another human being the way I did my previous husband, and be careful what and how you ask God for things. He may just answer you.

About 4 months ago me and a friend of mine along with 2 other people were attacked outside of a night club. The attacker was in possesion of a knife and stabbed a total of 5 people that night. I had gotten stabbed a total of 3 times, one in the liver, one in the lung, and the worst one of all that was a milimeter away from my heart, and had actually cut the sack surrounding the heart. The doctor actually said when he walked into my hospital room to see me after the surgery, that it was like seeing a ghost because i had been so close to dying.

I had always believed in God but had kind of turned my back on him and his word, and was living a dangerous life of partying and drugs. I was in the hospital for about a week and was dealing with the attack very negatively and had alot of built up anger. Then one morning for no explainable reason i broke down and started to cry prefusaly, the nurse had seen me crying and came over to me. Nurses are generally not suppose to preach to patients but this time the nurse closed my curtains and she told me that jesus loved me and that he is calling me. She handed me a bible and layed out scriptures that really struck me because of how closely related they were to what i was feeling and was dealing with. She began to sing to me and i closed my eyes. At that moment i felt something that i had never felt before, and she knew it. She told me that jesus was there and that him and the lord are running towards me and reaching out there love to me. This made me cry uncontrollably, and to this day i beleive that she was either an angel or a messenger of the lord.

After our encounter i felt as if my shoulders had released a million pounds off of them and i felt fantastic. Me and my mother had a chat right after that and i had told her about what happened and began crying again. I had some past secrets that i was keeping from her about the drugs and partying and i ended up confessing all of these things to her and i felt a love that i had never felt before, both from god and my family.

I still to this day have some problems and temptations but i now have no question whether god spared my life that night and the feeling that i had while she sang to me leaves no question to his pressence in my room. I thank god for saving me, and i know he truly loves all his children.

My family is a very good family. My parents are swonderful Christians and have always showed me the love of God by the way they live. I have always been saved and for the most part of my life, I would say a pretty good Christian. Then high school came around. I went through “phases” where I would be all “Christian” and then turn around and down the road be TERRIBLE. This happened multiple time. I became a homosexual, a partier (drinking and weed), bad language, and was always putting people down. My life all changed when my parents found out about my lifestyle and I tried to kill myself. While laying in the hospital bed, watching my mom cry, I realized I had messed up BIG TIME and I had to find God again. A couple days later I went to a YoungLife camp at Windy Gap and my life did a 360. I was recommited to the Lord and I have been going uphill ever since. It took awhile to get over the pain, depression, and make a new reputation for myself, but now my life is amazing and God has blessed me beyond imaginable. Now I live as a follower of Christ and I am involved in many Christian youth groups/organizations and I live my life as an example of Christ. I thank God everyday for blessing me. I know he did not allow me to die in that hospital bed because he had better plans for me.

I’m 13 and in 8th grade. I’m an seventh day adventist and was baptized into the church…so I call myself a christian; but i don’t feel like 1. I’ve been having problems lately…i’ve become very emotional. I began to cry for every little thing and wouldn’t know why…all I knew was that this type of behavior wasn’t healthy. I would call myself names such as: ugly, stupid, fat, untalented and worthless. I didn’t call myself these names because I was just upset…I actually feel like i’m those things. Ever since my grades dropped…including my music (which i’m supposed to be good at) I became very upset at myself. I once screamed at my reflection saying ” I hate you!” I’m really depressed these days…and I start to write poems that show my feelings. I don’t remember the last time I prayed…or the reason why I go to church. but i know that i feel like crap. I’m starting to be afraid…i didn’t quite know what my fears were…but i know know. I’m afraid of death…That I wont make it to the kingdom of God…that one day I might just die unsaved. i’m really sad…plz help me sum1

I born in India to a Christian family. Although my parents lead me to discipline, I want to satisfy my friends and indulge me to all evils. In my school days I the one who make others to fall in sin, Gossiping and enjoying sin was our routine. I was oppressed by everyone, so I became a hater of people and had a terrorist mind, I will be very joy when I hear a death in news or something. I want everyone to be killed, But my Lord made me to give Life to everyone Hallelujah…

Until the age of 18 I had gone behind this world seeking all temporary items. But at the age of 18 by the compulsion of my neighbors I attended one week Prayer meeting in Elavur- Chennai.In that meeting they asked all to praise God with a loud voice, But I the one who open mouth only for gossip and bad words started praising God as Iam helpless. Although I cried many times for the oppression and depression I had, For the first time tears came in front of my Lord thinking my life’s way is very worst. Thats the time GOD picked me from the sinful mud in which iam landed for years, My inner eyes were opened, I submitted myself to my Lord, A new heart and mind blooms in me. I don’t know how my worries vanished, I feeled iam set free from all bondages, a great deliverance bounded me, a joy of heaven fills my heart, Even though the tears reach the ground my Savior wiped it away, I started to hate sin than anything, I tried and begged my savior to wash away all sorts of sin which disturbs my mind & heart. I can’t do anything for the grace which HE showed upon me.

Thus Begins my SALVATION…

I always wonder that how my Lord saved me as Iam a worst sinner who is to be punished than anyone in the world. GOD itself revealed that I had a Salvation. It was not informed me by Pastors or Evangelists.

GOD tuned me to attain the high esteem of Holiness by Blessing Tv in which HE makes numerous changes in me through the WORD of GOD. Thus the unknown foolish activities peeled off from me day by day.

I am very happy to read the Word of God because after taking the Word which my Lord taught me I try every chance to obey that WORD.

I search every page in the Holy BIBLE to find a Word in which I can obey. GOD has revealed numerous knowledge to me by HIS WORD. Always I enjoy in them and happy to obey them.

I always had a great joy in obeying the Word of GOD. By this process I easily grow and step in to my Lord.

GOD using this servant in various tracks for His glory. Thanks to the Lord.

GOD has many plans for me and Iam waiting for my Lord’s Time.

Patricia,
Isn't it wonderful that through all of your trials Christ never left your side. Praise His Holy Name!

Hallelujah Jessie! Our God is a good God!!!

I grew up in church my whole life. Yes im a teenager so my life hasn’t been that long, but its stilll my whole life. I always knew God, but i never accepted him. At camp this summer I realized that something was missing in my life. I began camp with a whole in my life and left fulfilled. Yea, I had talked to God, went to church, and most people saw me as i “Christian”. Most people think that just going to church reserves your spot in Heaven, and it doesn’t. You have to make a decision NOT in you head….In your heart. I made my decision and have been battling my sinful desires ever since. I’ve noticed that after i committed myself to God i no longer wanted to sin.. Of course i still sin just like everyone else but I have that feeling in my gut and in my heart saying “what did you do? You know its wrong!” Even Paul sinned! No one is perfect. God has changed my life extremely. without him i wouldn’t have the courage to speak up right now and share my journey with him. Before i was saved I had gotten in a fight with one of my best friends we fought for 8 months and didn’t talk to each other out of pure hatred. I knew that changes in my heart had to be made, so a prayed to Him and asked that he help mold me in his image……that he took the anger , hatred, and jealousy out of me. It didn’t happen all at once and yes I had to put in effort. GREAT effort. I began catching myself when i talked bad about someone or even thought bad about someone. It got easier. Anyways me and this person went to church and even sat next to each other every day and didn’t say a word because of our anger. One Sunday I was sitting in church and something told me to go talk to her. I dn’t know y i did but i am happy i listened. She had had the same urge to talk to me and we discussed the past forgave and are now friends agian. I Believe that it was God’s work and that if he hadn’t interfered that we would still hate each other. God is amazzing. He works miracles. I have found him everywhere in my life and i have followed him wherever he may lead. I am now a leader in FCA at school and actually active in my church. God is working in my life. I still pray that God helps me shine his light on the world in every way possible. I might fall but he is always there to pick me up. My journey has just begun and i have a lot more troubles ahead but the one person i can always count on is him!! thnx i just had to get my nerves out

My name is Orlando Fernandes. I was born and brought up in Goa, in a good Christian family, which consisted of my dad, mom, my two sweet sisters and granny.

I was a pious Sunday Catholic. Like any other family, we fulfilled our Christian duties and followed the Church teachings. My parents made sure that I don’t miss the daily rosary at home, I always attended Mass every Sunday without fail and made a point to receive communion, but I took part in the Liturgy just for the sake of doing it. During my entire childhood I hardly ever read the Bible. My parents always encouraged me to do things for the church, so I was a very active member in our parish; I always loved to sing and do the readings in the church. But most of time I would be distracted during the Mass and just wait for it to be over so that I could meet my friends and start chatting with them. Read the rest of this testimony »

Let me tell you a little about myself. Growing up as a child had its ups and downs. One of the biggest downs was that I struggled with school… especially learning and studying. My grades were certainly not at the top of the class. I would study for hours and hours for a test and still fail.
During my high school years concluding approximately seven years ago, I was spiritually lost and then had an accident playing tag football which left me paralyzed from the shoulders down. During the first months of my injury, I was depressed and angry about the whole accident. I was blaming God saying, “LORD, why me? LORD why did you do this to me?” I heard the whole “repent, turn to God speech” and asked Christ into my life a couple times. I believe that was God trying to get my attention. It’s like my mom said, “Kevin God has had his hand over you since the first time you asked Christ into your life.” Then years later I met my spiritual Coach who encouraged me to apply Christ to my daily walk. On the first day meeting with Coach he gave me a challenge to learn and memorize Psalm 27. At first I had to make sure he was talking to me and, of course, Coach was. So I began the journey of Psalm 27.
Learning Psalm 27 was not an easy task at all. I started by memorizing two verses every week. Let me remind you Psalm 27 has 14 verses and every week I was memorizing two verses. It meant staying up till one or two in the morning, learning and memorizing the verses over and over. It’s like a body builder- he has to have discipline to lift weights. After time, muscles develop revealing what he worked so hard for. You can’t just lift weights one time and be strong; it takes time and you lifting daily to be all you can be! So through 8 weeks of hard work, God whipped me into shape while I was memorizing Psalm 27! God really showed up and was blessing my life through this whole experience. Remember, that for me learning and studying early in my life was a losing battle. Now, the greatest blessing and the reward for learning and memorizing Psalm 27 is owning it! Everyone can own part of God’s Word; you just have to get in shape and work for it. It took me 8 weeks to know Psalm 27, and now within 2 minutes it can change a life for an eternity, and by God’s grace it already has and will continue to do so. It’s like what Philippians 4:13 says “For I can do anything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Call upon God to give you strength to know His Word. God can do anything when you let God be your light and salvation!

Tonia,
You are lucky to be alive. What a ministry Christ has opened up for you. There is nothing like Gods precious love for us!

I was born in 1963 in the Ukraine, in the city of Maveerka. My parents were Believers. Since early childhood I knew about God the Savior. At school I learned the price of our faith in the Living God. My home-room teacher set the class against me and against my will initiated me into the Oktobrists (Children of the October Revolution). During this initiation I was punched in the nose and was left bleeding. My father was often called in and threatened that his children would be taken away and put into a state run boarding school.

At the age of 17 I received Jesus as my personal Savior. Our family had 13 children and the local newspapers wrote about us often, saying that we were not being brought up properly, not in the ''spirit of the times.''

In 1982 1 was drafted into the army, and sent to Moscow. At the same time my father tragically died. From the first day, after the officers and soldiers found out about my faith in God, they decided to ''reform'' me. Every day I was questioned by the political instructor on suspicion of spying. I was reprimanded and prepared for exile. All of this created a genuine interest toward God in many soldiers; the God I was telling everybody so much about! A criminal case that was initiated against me by the commandant's office was soon closed as many of the soldiers were indignant and took my side.

After my time in the service I was married in 1986, and have a wonderful family with three children. Prior to my depar ture to the U.S. I lived in Karachaevo, which is in the Cherkess Autonomous Region, where I served as a youth group leader at a local church. Already the Lord had blessed me toward missionary service in starting mobile libraries, telling people about the Lord and having small home Bible studies. I distributed Bibles in our region for the Gideon's and also worked with the “Light of the Gospel'' missionary organization of Rovno.

When I came to the U.S. I was worried about being separated from the job that God had given me to do. What I didn't know was that He prepared and sent people here who understand my language but do not know their Messiah. While serving as a deacon at a Russian church, I soon un derstood that I needed to focus on certain missions among Jewish people with whom the Lord had joined me. And the Lord has been blessing! On August 15,1998 I was ordained as pastor of Congregation Hope of Israel in Den ver. I am also head of Russian outreach at Menorah Ministries and the director of the Menorah Russian-Jewish Center in Denver, CO

I have to share this with you, my christian fellows, boys and girls. I am almost a veteran in being born again of the Holy Spirit. I was under the anointing one day talking to God our Lord. I was sitting on a chair initially, and as the anointing increased I started to slide down the chair like melting butter.

The Lord was doing all the talking at first, He was bringing up many of the good deeds and help i handed on to people, even strangers. As he was commenting and bringing the deeds one by one I was (well I don’t know what to say or how to explain this) getting a swelled head!! Being inflated!! MAN the Lord was more or less praising these deeds I did all through my past , I could’nt beleive my ears.
Then I jumped up off my chair and said to God….. “Lord what about the sins and my heaps of transgressions agains you, you didnt mention them!

His Just, Loving and So Forgiving answer came back and said “Oh! I cannot recall any of them!”

I sat back on the chair and went back to His Glorious anointing, and didnt say another word.
God’s forgiveness is for real folks. And His love is for all. No matter of color, race OR RELIGION, we are all His children, He judges us by whats in our heart, and nothing else. He gives faith to ALL, He forgives ALL because He is the Lover of ALL LOVERS. The Holy of Holies, and never forget that Jesus was crucified while we were all sinners.

So dear reader no matter what color or creed, you are entitled for forgiveness and so is everyone else, just like me!

God Bless you all!

This is my story. I was born into a Catholic family. Attended Catholic schools from K thru 12th. I was baptized as an infant, made my first communion at age 7, and was confirmed at 11 years old. Imagine, I can count the times I confessed my sins to a priest in a confessional on one hand. All I knew about Jesus was taught to me in catechism class and school religion classes. Religion classes were apart of the school curriculum throughout my school years. But I’ll never forget the person and the day I was asked a very serious question concerning my life. John, if you were to die right now, what will happen to you? I have never been asked that question before. So, I considered my life and had to give him a truthful answer. I could tell he was very concerned about my answer. My answer to him was one word. “Hell.” Then he asked me if I believed in Jesus. And he asked me to read some sentences in his bible that were underlined. I read John chapter 3 verse 18. He who believes in Jesus is not condemned, but he who does not believe in Jesus is condemned already. That’s all I read. That’s all I needed to read. He then asked me the same question again. John, if you were to die right now, what will happen to you? My answer was Heaven. At that moment my whole life changed. It was like I was given a new life. Born Again. I have never been so happy in my life. I knew I had learned something I had to share with my whole family and friends. I have never heard such a thing in my life. That scripture from the bible made me think about all my Catholic teachings about Jesus. That day I made a choice that was simple to make. I no longer considered myself Catholic. No one ever asked me to leave the Catholic Church, and no one even asked me to join a Church. It seems like the person (Ray) was just happy knowing that I was no longer going to hell. That was in the year 1977. I have since learned that I was saved by the Gospel of Grace. Grace is a person. His name is Jesus. Jesus took all my sins apon Himself and was made sin on my behalf and paid in full the penalty for all my sin. He died my death, and was buried. And on the third day He was risen from the dead. He was the second Adam. Alive Again. Yes, and He soon will return in the clouds. Come Lord Jesus! I would like to share with you a Pastor I watch on TV. DAYSTAR channel. His name is Joseph Prince of New Creation Church in Singapore. http://www.newcreation.org.sg/ Thank You for letting me share my Jesus with you. Jesus Loves You very much. How much? He laid down His life for you. Believe and be FREE. John the one who Jesus Loves

Okay, I didn't have many options to start with! I was born Jewish! You can't really determine the circumstances of your own birthright? So I got a basic Jewish education and at the tender age of 13 I took upon my narrow shoulders the broad weight of the Law as I became Bar-mitzvah, which literally means "a son of the commandments". On that particular day as I stood on the raised platform in the synagogue and read from the seemingly ancient scroll with its spidery writing, God touched me and I felt a radiance that vanished as quickly as it had come. My idea of God at that stage was quite undeveloped. Although I had a clear sense of monotheism, God was a distant and irrelevant Being. I knew of the Messiah before I heard of Jesus. For me, the Messiah was a mysterious figure who emerged from the winds of a Jewish atmosphere. He was the dawning of a new era, like a warrior approaching from heaven's horizon with a banner of truth in his hand and the rising sun at his back. To me, as a Jew, Jesus was from the other side of the Book, the closed side. I was told that the New Testament had been added by the Gentiles and that I need never consider any intermediary in order to relate to God. I bought a copy of the New Testament and read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. My first impression of the Gospels was that they were patently Jewish books. The significance given to Jesus' genealogies and the use of Old Testament quotations caused me to perceive clearly that these were Jews writing in a Jewish way in order to convince other Jews, and Gentiles, that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah

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Around 1983/84 when I was barely six years old, an aunt of mine who is late now committed incest with me and she committed herself to polluting the young girls and boys in the family causing them to commit incest with one another. She died mysteriously several years later.

In 1992, I left my grandparent house after I was caught stealing in my grandpa’s room. Returning to my parent cause me to have a set back in my education. I had to change school the following year and I repeated a class. I blessed God because all things worked for good for me. Toward the end of that year around September, I gave my life to Jesus Christ at the age of 14. It happens so suddenly and I cannot give you a clear account of how I made that decision. I just discover my heart was open to the gospel I heard and I took the step of faith as I embrace Christ as my savior.

After 3 years of following Christ at the age if 17, I was lure by desire for sexual pleasure which I began to derive by masturbating and feeding on pornography to fall back from following Christ. I felt I am not meeting the criteria for holiness that the bible prescribed and was taught in the denomination I was then, so I quite. I quit following Christ for 6 years. Within that six years I went into all kind of sins and began to wander in the wilderness of life.

Along the way I got an admission into the university to study Language and Communication Art. At that point I met a girl whom I dated for only one week and she introduce me to what I called mutual sexual relationship, I was 22yr old then. She was the first girl I would ever have sex with on my own apart from the sexual experience with my late aunt when I was barely six years old.

In 2002 I was invited by one of my lecturer to a college of education close to where I lived. He was my Theatre Art lecturer at the university and the H.O.D of a newly established Theatre Art Department at a college of Education. He wanted experienced Theatre Art students to join them to assist in building up the new intakes. Since I offer Theater Art as minor course and I was the leader of one of the best theater group in my class I was invited. At the college I met lots of girls and I started going out with one of them. I did not speak to her but she came to my house and seduces me to sleep with her. She was a virgin when I met her. After 3 months of relationship she got pregnant and she didn’t tell me in time rather she would joke about it and still demand sex. Not until it was getting to three months. She would not have become serious if she had not fallen seriously sick and got admitted into hospital.

Mine is long here's part 1

I blessed the Lord for wonderful people on this blog sharing their lives and testimony with others and seeking help from fellow Christian. You openness in sharing about your life and experiences has really motivated me to share my life too on this blog. My challenge and struggles.

My life journey is such a one that is characterize by pain, joy, struggle and victory. I Blessed the Lord for keeping me in the race despite all challenges of faith. I am sharing my testimony mainly to encourage others who may be experiencing what I wrote in this testimony to tell them that God has not forgotten them, they should not give up, but they should rather seek help in the body of christ to their problem. A point came in my life that I could not go on alone and God sent me to a people whom he used to help me expecially in the area of dealing with my spiritual foundations.

I was born into to a Muslim father who took a girl who came from a family that was deeply involve in traditional worship even though they claim to be Christian. They were not married by the time I was born. I was born out of wedlock. Being the first grandchild and grandson to my grandfather I occupy an enviable position as an African child. My mother at certain age left me with my grandparent whom I grew to know as parent. I love to work and to help others even as male child. In no time I became the favorite of my grandfather who is an herbalist. I was the only one that was helping him in his trade as herbalist. My role was to miss and ground concoctions and going to herbal market to buy things for him. He did many charms for us which he called protections from evil powers; these were in actual sense a dedication to Satan. After some time I started misbehaving stealing his money and going to film houses to watch films etc

Part 3
At that period I was the leader of a drama group I help to found and organize in my denomination then. I was looked upon as a leader but I was a fornicator. The reality of the girl becoming pregnant took me by surprise and her final choice to abort it put me in a very tight corner. I have promised myself not to abort for any girl. I broke my promise and we did the abortion.

In Nigeria where I came from, it is illegal for a doctor to conduct abortion for a girl, so we seek out a quack doctor who agreed to do the abortion for a fee. It was not a pleasant experience at all. I was with her throughout the time. During the process of aborting the baby she almost died. We were on it for two nights it was on the morning of the third day that the already formed fetus came out. O! How my heart broke for what I did. That could have been my first child but I flushed it into the pit. I also thank God that she did not die, may be it would be from the prison that I would be writing this story. Her mother was a politician and her father an ex-police officer. There are cases of many girls going for abortion and at the end they died. I lost a female friend in secondary school to such case.

During the process of the abortion when I was saw how she was experiencing great pain, I knew anything could happen so I began to cry to the Lord to help me and deliver me. I cry to him to save the girl’s life. He heard my prayer and the ordeal was over in three days.

A week and two days after the event on July 24th 2001, at the age of 23, I was restored back to Christ through a divine encounter. That day I was coming from the bible study in the denomination I attended then, as I came down from the bus, I crossed the first express road and I was at the center of the road about to cross the second lane when I heard a loud voice in my ears saying to me “Do you think you are the one protecting your life!” the voice knocked out everything I was thinking and got my heart thinking immediately at the spot. Many people have crossed that same road and they have been knocked down by on-coming vehicle and they died, but I have crossed this road many times even at night when there was no street light and I am still alive. Right there and then I was convicted of my sin and I began to repent before the Lord, I wept from that spot till I got home. It was later I realize that what God was referring to was the many spiritual attempt by the enemy to destroy my life. One of such cases is an experience I had some years before i was restored to the Lord. I was sleeping in the afternoon when suddenly I discovered that something was coiling around me like a big python. It was squeezing me and I felt like I am going to die. I could not breath again and as I was about to give up. Just at that point the creation left me and what I saw was like dinosaur. It has a shinning skin and it passes through the side of my window and disappeared.

When I got home after the encounter I had on road, I pour out my heart in repentance to the Lord and he heard me and forgave me of my sin. That marks the new beginning in my life and the beginning of spiritual warfare that almost took my life.

At a point I thought I was going to run mad because the enemy began to war against my mind and torment me through thoughts, dream and visions. Satan and his kingdom seem to be magnified and God seem to be nowhere, apart from peace and assurance of faith I have in my heart.

I want to tell everyone how I was healed and led back to God. In 2006 I was induced to have my son at 41 weeks pregnant. I was in labor for 31 long hours when my baby’s heartbeat began to drop. The doctor suggested a c-section and I agreed. I was scared to death that something might happen. I just had this feeling. I said a prayer with my mom when we went back to the operating room. I was a sinner and was lost , I believed in god but hadn’t asked for forgivness then. I had the csection and while in the recovery room I felt something heavy on my legs I asked my boyfriend (my babys father and husband now) to check and see if it was something on me and he said yes it’s blood. I started to hemmorage and the doctor took me back to emergency surgery. I was out like a light. I awoke to find out that I had been given a hysterectomy. I was 19 years old. I was in so much pain. I was bleeding so bad the doctor tried to stitch my uterus back together but it didnt work and I had three blood transfusions and the doctor told my mom I would deffinatley die if I didn’t have the hysterectomy. So she signed the papers. When he came back out he told the family that he has done all he can and the rest was up to God. That’s when everyone thought I wasn’t going to make it. They were making plans for where my son would live. My grandfather (may he rest in peace) KEPT PRAYING! praying more and more he had people praying in like 5 different states for me! Then a man came to the hospital. I was on a ventalator tube in my throat and couldnt talk or nothing. I was in an induced coma because of the pain I would have been in if awake the dr’s thought it was best. The man made a prayer group of people in my family holding hands and prayed for me . When he was finished praying he was smiling and laughing telling my mom that I was coming out of ICU in a matter of time and he KNEW I was coming out. He said the LORD told him I was. Well the next day I was up in the chair and talking without the tube! I was moved to a regular room the day after that and went home to be with my newborn son four days there after. I was in the hospital for 3 weeks all together. The lord god healed me and it happened through the power of prayer. I am so thankful for everything he has done for me today and the chances I’ve been given to accept Christ as my savior..

I accepted Christ and was baptized a month or so after this all happened. Four months later I backslid and started acting out and sinning a lot. I was like 10 times worse in sin than I was before I gave my life to God. I commited adultrey, I was self harming and deeply depressed. I thought about suicide a lot. I was doing drugs/drinking, I was being a horrible mother to my son. I always loved him but I wasn’t there for him like I should’ve been. I have went back to church and plan on staying there. My husband and I want to raise our son up to know that God is always there for him. I have been saved so many times from drugs and adultry and my husband from alcoholism. He saved my marriage! I just wanted to share that God has changed my life for the better and I was nothing without him! Anything is possible with him!

Part 4. (sorry so much but there's a word limit!)

I also remember having a very frightening experience I have was that whenever I am in the church praying. One of these experiences has to do with serpent. Each time we stand to pray in the church, I use to feel that there was a great python opening it mouth under my feet to swallow me up. It was really scary and disturbing that I could not stand at a spot but to be moving up and down the hall as I prayed.
The battle took a new turn when I began to be fed almost every night in my dreams and I would woke up everyday between 2am and 3am to vomit. It became so bad that I became depressed and I was loosing weight. I became emaciated that I was ashamed of going for service as many young people in that denomination are just nominal Christians they are not born again and they do not welcome the idea of my being born again. One night at the heat of the oppression I woke up and vomited and after that I told the Lord, I would not turn back or deny you even if this oppression kills me. That was the end of that particular oppression, but the beginning of many other battles that I began to face in my life.

This second phase of the battle I understood has to do with my foundations. When I was young I use to see all kind of creeping things that others would not see as a child. I never knew those things were actually in me. It was at this stage they began to manifest. I would experience for hours, creeping things walking all over my body. It would start from my head and all over my body and they are so discomforting and painful. At a point I thought I was going to run mad. It would look as if those things wanted to come out but are only being held back by my skin and one could be tempted to want to cut himself for them to come out. This experience persisted for about 3 years before the Lord delivered me. I would cried and wailed before the Lord asking him to save and deliver me from them, but it seem the more I prayed the more they multiplied. One day, I went to a small Baptist church building and kneel before the Lord and pour out my heart on many issues that is troubling me. I was supposed to go home to my parent to see them and collect my school allowance and pick food stuff for school. On my way home the Lord met me and told me to go back to school. I had no money on me and the money I used to transport myself from school was borrowed with the intention that I would return it when I get back to school. My school was in another state from the state where my parents were. This was one of the issue I table before God in tears asking why he is leading me in such a difficult pathway. I told him how tired I was of all these painful experiences. Then as I was praying I slept off on my knee and I heard the Lord giving me Jeremiah 30:16. I have never read that scripture before. When I woke up I knew the Lord has given me a message through that scripture so I search it out. It says,

Part 5, the end of my testimony! sorry again

Some month after I was reading my bible and I got to this point in my bible where I mark the scripture and I remember what the Lord said to me. I cast my mind back and realized that the creeping things moving in my body had gone. I was free and I did not know it. This marked the beginning of total deliverance for me even on issues that has to do with my foundations.

After this God began to show me by divine arrangement that I need to deal with certain foundations in my life that are given the legal ground to the enemy. My foundation in idolatry was touched by God. I saw in me two streams flowing simultaneously. One stream comes from God and the other from the enemy. This was creating a great struggle for me in entering my ministry as the enemy was fighting my understanding of things of God. I began to struggle between religion and true Christianity. I could hardly differentiate the light from darkness. My dreams were on daily bases being polluted and the enemy was using it to create fear and suspicion of people in my heart. I find it difficult to relate to people because of fear. I began to see things, but the Lord in his mercy began to show to me the genesis of this strange spiritual experiences. He leads me through deliverance ministration and began the work of renewing my mind through the knowledge of the truth that comes from waiting on Him. This was few years ago and I thanked the Lord that I am out of it matching on in victory to the purpose of God for my life. This is not to say I do not have other challenges as Christian but this enemy of my soul that seem to defile solution has been dealt by the Lord and God today is laying in me a new foundation for life and ministry. My joy and peace has increased and my faith in the Lord and knowledge of Him is increasing also praise the Lord.

I was raised up as a child of a christian mother and a father who was an adherent of the word of faith. I think I had a typical childhood till the age of 6 years. At the age of 6 years I had my first Rape, I had largely replaced this happening till the age of 12 cuz it had happened again. I know it sounds strange but the second rape had helped me to get my memory back of my first one. My mother was both times not in shape to handle the situation and had declared the second happening as my own fault. I was shocked and deep fallen and afterwards I would say it had me more traumatized than the happening. It was the reason for my escape in a world where Soap Operas became very important and one love couple became my family. There were magic around them and they had a song called A little bit of heaven which became 17 years later my song or to be precise the song which had led me back to the Lord. I think I was 16 years where one part of the couple had left the soap and with her leaving my family were abrupt destroyed. It was hard for me to accept cuz my father had left my family in real life several weeks later and so I have decided to make a declaration of war to God. For me he was guilty for everything, for sickness, poverty, crime,Death and specially for my life.It was his fault that all the bad things had happened in my life, it was his fault that my father had left my family when I was 16, it was his fault that we were always in need for money and it was his fault that I had felt unloved.You see, for every bad moment in my life, I had accused him and I had felt good with that. On top of my Rebellion against him, I had decided to marry a guy who I didn´t love for 3 years but I had top it with a relationship to a woman for almost 5 years only in search for love which I hadn´t got from my family.So after the break up between me and that woman, I was deep fallen, because I had thought my world would be ended like couple of years before where the actrees had left the soap.These self-destructive Stations in my life had led me to my personal cross roads in September 2007. I had realized that something had to change but I didn´t know how and so I had chosen the only way which I had never taken before, since my childhood, I had started to pray?. I had told him that my life was till this point a disaster and that something has to happen, before something will happen to me. I really didn´t know what I had expected but definitely not what I had got, because after all that years of fights, declarations of Hate against him, he had answered me, not trough the bible or through another person, no through a song which had led me to someone who had given up everything only to serve God. Her story had encouraged me not to give up and to have a little Faith.

At 14 i started experimenting with drugs. I dropped out of school because i skipped so much school it became the point of no return. Everyday was a mission to get high on some sort of pain pills. I have overdosed so many times i cant even count on both hands. I never thought about god. I didnt think about tomorrow. I was a thief, a drug addict and over all a miserable person. At the time i thought there was no way out. I would occasionally think that all it took was my own will power or maybe just to quit my job so i wouldn’t have any money. So i did. That’s when i started stealing money from my family. Then one night sitting in the living room nodding out on oxycottin i started watching kirk cameron on t.v. And when i heard what they were teaching i started understanding the gospel. It was the truth and i couldn’t deny it anymore. I knew god was angry at me. Seeing myself in all his holiness made me feel ashamed of my sins. I mean here is this unconditional love that god has for me and everyone and i have been sinning against him! It was a change in my life. I began to pray, read the bible, and meditate on gods word and because i knocked he answered me and gave me a new heart, a new life, and after all my transgressions i was forgiven and the holy spirit came into my life and no drugs could compare to the holiness and pureness of a new body and mind that god gave me. If you are saved you know what I’m saying, instead of thinking about myself i see life totally differently. I’m know 17 years old. I now like apostle Paul i realize that my life is meaningless except to speak the truth of the gospel. Thank you for reading my testimony. Peace be to you. amen.

To start off, my name is Katy and I am 18 years old. So sweet is the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. I grew up in a Christian home, but never understood what it meant to LIVE for God and SURRENDER your life to him. I found my joy through others rather than finding my joy in Christ. At the age of 13, I began to go on the internet and pretend to be other people. It hurts my heart to remember how broken I was! I was decieving others, messing with their heads, stealing others pictures. I got caught up in how great it felt to be someone else! On the internet, I could be anyone I wanted to be. How far I was from God! It never occurred to me that what I was doing was hurting other people and what I was doing was hurting myself. I stopped at age 15, feeling the guilt heavy on my shoulders. I asked God for forgiveness, but I never confessed to anyone what I did. I lived my life, the guilt only reaching me once in a while. I would push it to the back of my head. When the guilt came, I felt like a criminal. A murderer. A worthless human being. I didn’t realize it then, but God wanted me to come back to Him. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe God would want ME.

It was only recently that I confessed to my friends and family my broken past. What a huge burden lifted off of my shoulder! After talking to many people, I realized that although I stopped ” internet faking” at age 15, I never stopped feeling like my life wasn’t enough. I never stopped going to others for acceptance. In a small corner of my heart, I still didn’t feel good enough. But how wrong I was! I have finally realized that God wants to CHANGE my heart! He has been there for me through it all, just waiting for me to turn to him and give my ENTIRE life and heart TO HIM! Although my past is broken and full of sin – He still wants to use me! WOW! The truth is, we are ALL sinners. Often times I feel that I am not worthy of His forgiveness – but WHO IS? The blood of Jesus Christ has covered our sins. No, he has not made what I did right. What I did was wicked and wrong. But through Jesus Christ, I can find hope and joy. Through Jesus Christ, I do not have to walk around with guilt and shame anymore. I have recognized my sin, I have had my fair share of guilt, and now, I have given my burden to Christ! God doesn’t want good work, he doesn’t want your good deeds – He wants you to humble yourself before him. Admit your brokenness and He will be faithful.

“Righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” – Romans 3:22

If anyone is struggling with the same thing I did, or if anyone is curious to hear more of my testimony PLEASE contact me! I’d love to share and talk with you! The internet is a scary place. Satan knows how easily we are able to lie and sin through technology.

Don’t for ONE SECOND believe the lie that you are not good enough! No matter how far you’ve fallen, no matter how pathetic you feel, GOD CAN LIFT YOU UP! Amen.

It was the second day of our vacation. The vacation came to a screeching (snapping?) halt when I fell and broke my ankle while trying to keep our ninety pound dog from pulling me down a hill. On day three, I was lying in a hospital bed with my surgically repaired ankle resting on a pillow. My husband was sitting in a chair at the foot of my bed, and began having chest pains. I called for the nurse, and they took him to be evaluated, and then treated him for a blocked artery in his heart. The physician’s assistant came to tell me they would release me the next day. I couldn’t think clearly due to the pain medications. It all seemed so difficult. We had a camper in a campground, a dog in a kennel, and neither of us was in any condition to be hitching up the trailer or driving. Our families were very far away from the hospital and from our home. I called our pastor to ask for guidance. When he offered to come with his wife to help, I hesitated, because neither had experience with campers nor towing. Then he went to the congregation and asked who would be willing to drive 300 miles to bring us, our camper, and our dog back home. MANY hands went up! My husband, learning that I had called the pastor, insisted that he could get us home, even though he was not allowed to drive. The pastor called him while he was in intensive care, and told him, ‘Too late, the cavalry is on its way!’ My husband broke down in tears. The nurse comforted him, thinking he was afraid he would die. “Oh, no!” he exclaimed. “That’s not it. For I know I will be with the Lord if that happens. I am overwhelmed by the love of my brothers and sisters in Christ!” The next day two men from church came in a motor coach to get us; two men I didn’t even know. They hooked up our truck to the trailer, and one drove it home. The other loaded us up in his motor coach, along with our dog, and drove us home.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, you may think you don’t need to go to church. And it is true that going to church doesn’t make you a Christian. But it sure puts you in a place where you can receive blessings, and also be a blessing to others. One of the men who came to get us was unemployed. While he was driving our truck back home, he received a call on his cell phone which was a job offer. The other man has one of the most unlikely small businesses imaginable, and yet has all the customers he can handle. If you want to be blessed, be a blessing.

“You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God”. 2 Corinthians 9:11

I am young man age 29, raised to know right from wrong. I had the love for the Lord placed in my heart from a when I was a little boy but satan and his ways took over my life for a short time. As a teeneger I did and choice some wrong paths. But Glory be to God and am Alive in clothed in my right mind to testify about my test. First came the demon of suicide. It was followed by the Demeon of homosexuality and was all wrapped up by one of satans well know tricks “street drugs”. My mind has always been on full speed, over thinking and being very hard on myself. I had a good friend come into my lif, and he took his life in his own hands and ended if by suicide. I love him so much I even tried to take the path he took but God blocked it. As a teenager I found myself walking a thin line between two lives. On of a straight teenager dating teh high school cheerleader and walking around the halls flirting with girls and cutting class to hang out on teh back side of the building smokeing weed and drinking beer. Then there was a side of my life where I found myself in parks giving and recieving oral sex for men. This was a very hard time in my life. I would go to bars and clubs at the age of 16 the knowing that this was a test in my life, I thought I was living having fun. I then went to college in PA to start my formal training to become a chef. Now this is when things got a lil tricky. I was on my own in my first ever apartment at the age 17 in a whole new city all alone. I dove head first into the homosexual life choices. I can remember getting on teh bus to ride to class and lil kids what say “mommy look at her she has a cooks unifirm on”. I then felt so weird, like something was wrong but just didnt know what yet. Shortly into my stay God sent me a Angel. At the time I didnt know why God sent this person into my life. He was dressed as a woman, had a hat on with weave falling from the sides ands back, some to tight cut of jean shorts on and a t-shirt holding on to a big purse. This persons name was Jessy or Jessica then. He sat next to me on that bus ride home which was short LOL. I was the first stop. Later in life this person became my best friend, moved in off the street into my apartment and into my life forever.

The drugs came in at a early age alos. smoking weed with my brothers and local friends in the hood ( witch was the subburbs). I then started to hang with as we would call the wrong crowd. I found myself baging up crack cocaine and counting hundreds cash in the basement of a friends house. We would smoke weed all day and run crack to the street . I had started drinking heavy to numb my emtions and d things I knew where wrong. I lost some friends to being murder falling sick from aids and suicide and just lost in the world of sin. As I look back I can honestly say

“I made it by the Grace and Mercy of God.”

I sit here behind my lap top a changed man. As my life pours out on this page I pray it is a blessing to you and others. I have been Saved and Forgiven By God. I have given my whole life back to Him to use me in any way He wills. I am clean now from drugs for 1 year 3 months to date. I have canceled out the thoughts dreams and acts of living out homosexual choices. I have been delivered from sexual sin for 2 weeks to date. This life is a test and my reward is in Heaven with my king Jesus whom I call bestfriend, protecter, counseler, Father Daddy and my personal Jesus! I am lead by the Holy Spirit to Help some one out there in need to hear from and pray with a God Sent Miracle. u can find me on yahoo changedman1978. This is me you guys, I made it and I am so happy I am able to share my life with you. I will not lead you to a bad place. I am here to help for the Good of teh Kingdom Of God. So in Jesus name be healed from crack and street drugs. Turn from your wicked ways of homosexuality. Be filled with the Joy and Peace of the Holy Spirit!

Just after losing her mother to cancer, Terri is diagnosed with a terminal form of lung cancer. In the midst of exhausting treatments, Terri decides it's time to bring Jesus into her life. Friends, family and Christians throughout the nation join in prayer with Terri, until one day she receives an amazing report -- her lungs are totally cancer free!
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Terri's Healing - From Terminal to Cancer Free

In June of 1999 I lost my mother to terminal lung cancer. Three months later in September, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Lung Cancer. It meant that I had a tumor in my upper left lobe and tumors in the mediastinal glands on the left side. It was inoperable. I wasn't expected to live.
During my second month of therapy I was sitting in the Chemo room with a needle in my hand receiving Chemotherapy. For some reason I decided then and there that it was time to bring Jesus into my life. I asked for forgiveness of my sins and for help through the next four months of treatment. You see, I was taking radiation and Chemo at the same time. I was so tired and scared. I prayed and I kept on praying.

Prayers Went Out

My neighbor who was a Southern Baptist told her prayer circle at church about me, and prayers went out all over the country for me. Even my mother-in-law who has relatives in Mississippi and New York were praying for me, and their churches were too.
When treatment was over that following March, my Oncologist wanted me to wait two months to let things settle down inside of me. Well, I went for a PT Scan in May and the scan showed my chest and lung to be totally free of cancer. Everyone was completely amazed, except for me, my neighbor and my mother-in-law.

He Brought Me a Long Way

Since then I have remained a Christian and it has changed my life. By religion I am Catholic, and although I don't go to Mass like I should, God is still with me. He has brought me a long way since those days of treatment. My motto today is to treat others as you would have them treat you.
I know God saved me for a purpose and I truly hope I am doing what He wants. I still go through trials and tribulations, but I pray for peace and comfort. I believe my life is better for being a Christian.

I know it's not popular to be a Christian or to be a witness these days, but I try to do my best.

Well, that is my simple story. I am sure there are many others out there who can testify of similar things.

I say, "Keep on praying." That is when you are closest to God.

Thanks for reading my story. Go with God, friends.

Addiction is what has separated me from my savior. The love I have for Jesus is what set me free. It took the Love I have for my baby girls, and the guidance from a friend at work, to move me beyond my addiction, and back to Jesus. My friend gave me a link to a website, Oneplace.com. where I was introduced to some excellent pastors on the web, I started listening to them 8 hours a day. The pastors, in addition to Pastor Stan, were Glorious lights from God to my soul, and I pray that God will continue to bless their ministries. The power of the sermons gave me the strength to stay in the light and walk with God. My heart was softening from the love I felt from God. I felt like a big weight had been lifted off of me. I became much more emotional, crying out of joy and thankfulness.

One day I was staring at my oldest daughter, Harlie. I was thinking just how blessed I am to have her as a daughter. My thoughts drifted, and I pictured my baby girl on the cross. Just like God had placed his little boy on thecross. I felt an outpouring of love from God. At that moment I felt an electric shock , and something popped inside my chest. I felt the Holy Spirit surround me, it was the most love I have ever felt in my entire life. My life was transformed in an instant, the chains that had been around my heart were cut. I realized just how much God loves me, and the price he paid for us to enter the kingdom of heaven. God gave his only son to die on a Cross, for our sins.

Now that I’m a father of 2 baby girls, I realize what and incredible price God paid for our salvation. I now feel God’s continuous presence in my life and an indescribable peace. I also understand why they call the bible a living, breathing, word of God. There is supernatural power in the scriptures of the bible. The past 10 months I have spent walking with the Lord, has been the greatest investment I could have ever made in my life. I picture myself as a little lamb next to my shepherd, with my eyes always focused on him. I will never leave my shepherd’s side. I now look at the cross and understand what Jesus did for all of us. I give God all of the glory.

I'm going to tell you a story of a modern day miracle. Most people don't believe miracles still happen today - in 2007. That's most likely because you don't see them as front page headlines in the newspaper, or as headlines on CNN or Fox News -- but I'm here to tell you that miracles DO still happen today. I know -- because one happened to me.

The Station of the Cross my story relates to is Station #2 - Jesus Carries His Cross. I've been given a cross to bear that has, to a certain degree, taken away my innocence and the carefree way of living my life. I've faced the prospect of my own mortality.

My story is very recent - as recent as December 13, 2006. As my story will show, it was my faith that has helped me make it through my very recent health challenge.

§ Routine annual exam - I mentioned something abnormal
§ Needed to have Tests - went on for several months
§ In November a Polyp was found - needed surgery - very routine (per doctor)
§ I was very nervous feeling the worst outcome cancer.
§ Women of Faith - Sacrament of the Sick
§ I had an army of prayer warriors praying for me from all around the country, and the world (Family, friends, co-workers and internet friends across the US - NH, OK, AL, CO, NC as well as internet friends as far away as Argentina, and Africa)
§ Dec 5 - 1st surgery - very nervous!! Actually got sick before surgery.
§ 2nd opinion - Brigham & Women's in Boston
§ Dec 13 - "The Call" - I have C-A-N-C-E-R
§ After the shock of the word, I immediately focused on things like:
o What do I have to do to beat this
o Cancer messed with the wrong lady
o I know I'm going to be "OK"
§ Then I went to the scriptures to find comfort and strength in His word.

Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in distress.

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.

I always had faith I'd be "ok". I didn't know what sort of path my life was going to take, but I somehow knew I'd be ok - regardless of the outcome.

A friend of mine commented that she was surprised that I never said "Why me?" "Why did this happen to me?" It's because I knew that I was in the best hands I could be in ... God's hands ... and that he was my strength, as Psalms said, and that He would uphold me with his right hand as Isaiah said.

§ Dec 21st Hysterectomy
§ Dec 31st No cancer found in tissue or wash
§ Jan 19th No therapy needed (chemo/radiation)
§ Mar 16th My 1st CAT Scan came back normal ... with no evidence of disease.

In closing, I'm happy to say that I am a uterine adenosarcoma cancer survivor ... and consider myself a modern day miracle. Thanks to God! AND YES, miracles still happen today. I'm living proof!

In this dream I had Jesus was in front of me and behind him was a group of people. These people were blurry and I could not make out any facial features or recognize who they were. They were all saying “Come On, Come On” and I could tell they wanting me to go where they were. In front of me was pure white that was everywhere with Jesus and the blurry people and behind me was pure darkness. I could feel there was something in the darkness, but I could not see anything for the black. All I knew was that I did not want to be anywhere near the darkness. The darkness was frightening. Then all of a sudden I felt the urge to say “ I Repent.” Once I said “I Repent” there was a door that appeared and was wide open and I felt a relief and I forgot about the pitch-black darkness that was behind me.

The blurry people went through the door and then Jesus went through. I just stood there frozen. Then I thought “ Can I Come or Is it to Late?” Then a hand went through the opening of the door and motioned me to come. I got excited and went towards the open door. When I did I noticed the darkness from behind me start to come closer towards me. I started to panic and when I turned around the door was right in front of me but it was shut and had locks on it. The locks were on my side of the door, so in a panic I unlocked all the locks and opened the door. When I finally got the door unlocked and went through the door I woke up.

I am not sure what this dream meant, but I cannot stress enough the importance of REPENTING for your sins. Jesus takes it very seriously and you do not want to be anywhere near the darkness. No matter what you have done in your life confess it to Jesus and REPENT with your whole heart and be sincere because Jesus knows if you are lying. Jesus and God are very forgiving and merciful. They have heard and seen it all before, so don’t be afraid. Jesus is very real and so is the darkness. Jesus died on the cross to forgive us of our sins make sure you take advantage of that, because the darkness is horrifying and I did not even go in there.

My life was never expected or wanted.I grew up in the worst part of the ghetto.Being raised by grandma with more siblings that hope.I had always been a very depressed child being abused sexually by multiple family members and very poor.

As a teen I was a cutter and scuicidal.I was very rebellious, smoking, drinking,being permiscuous and running away.Until, I had decided to give my life to Christ at seventeen years old.I had always been raised in church but never really understood or cared.But when I was at my lowest and knew that I was in trouble.I realized that there was only one name to call on,Jesus.

I found out that I was pregnant with my first child the next day and my life began a downward spiral in the natural.But in the spirit I was getting stronger and wiser.I had two children by the age of nineteen,with no education and a abusive husband.Everything was going wrong but on the inside of me God was doing a good work.

To make a long story short I am now re-married to a wonderful man of God.I got my education and I am a youth minister studying Biblical counseling.My husband and I are dedicated Evangelist.I just want to say that it took me so long to see the results of my faith and I had to sow many seeds of tears.

But when you give your life to God and make him the Lord of your life, do not be decived, your life will be turned upside down.Things did not get better in my life when I did.It seemed to get worst! But be encouraged, after a long suffering, if you truly love God and endure, you will reap a mighty harvest.Praise the Lord!God is faithful.Amen.When I felt most alone and weary God lifted me up out of the gutter of homelessness,addiction and abuse.

Thanks to the love, wisdom,and faithfullness of God,I am not just a statistic of society.My life is a shining testimony of strength and not death.I am achieiving my dreams with God intended favor.The Lord has blessed me to never face a day alone.

It has been a long journey, but as I look back I see that God had a plan for me and that every step I took in the journey bought me closer to God. I am 44 with two daughters. About 2 years ago my daughter was diagnosed with a brain defect and had to undergo brain surgery. Her name is Kerrilee and friends and family placed her and ourselves on prayer chains. At the time I did not realise how many people were in fact praying for her. She went into hospital and had the operation. The 2 doctors who attended to her were absolutely amazing. They even took into consideration our plight as parents and how we were feeling. She came through the operation beautifully and is still doing very well. It saddens me to read about other people with the same condition that also have had the operation but haven’t been as blessed as Kerrilee. During this ordeal I stopped praying because I was so worried, but I was aware that God never left my side. Then when she came out of hospital I retreated from life as the emotional strain had gripped me. I developed a physical pain in my hips and legs that kept me pacing at night instead of sleeping. Still I ran to doctors and although God was talking to me I was not listening. I stopped going to church because I was just so tired all of the time. The doctors diagnosed my legs as restless leg syndrome and put me on a medication for the pain and pills to help me sleep. The pills just helped the depression to grow. Then one day someone new joined my place of employment and she began chatting to me. I was drawn to her peaceful and happy disposition. One Thursday she said to me “I’m going to church tonight, would you like to come”. Without thinking I said yes and then spent all day concocting ways to try and get out of it. I hated going out !!! God had a plan though as I couldn’t think of an excuse and so I went. Well !! God claimed me back and I was hit full blast with the most awesome love. I also had the most insatiable hunger and thirst for Gods word. I wanted to stand on top of a hill and shout out to everyone how I felt. I have since found it hard to become involved in a novel as I love reading my bible !!! Since then I am back at church and I am happy. It took one step “going to church” for God to use that moment to snap me back. I have learnt so much. I was originally in a fairly traditional church which was good and am now in a more charasmatic church and it is wonderful. I give thanks to God for his Grace and for staying with me through my pain. For all those out there that feel that their depression will never leave them………..stop now !! because God took my depression and turned it into the most amazing joy… May God Bless you to. I have also learnt that the power of prayer is awesome and God wants to bless us…

Trial to Triumph

Lost and alone; salvation unknown.

Drugs and strongholds made the evil-one known.

Strength overtaken, near death three times.

Addictions and afflictions, many of each kind.

Freedom vanished, locked behind barred doors.

Six months of insomnia, pacing concrete floors.

Freedom returned gaining untruthful respect.

Addictions again, dying to inject.

Loved ones and reality gained semi-control.

Deep inside the dark one had hold.

Just as life met the end of it’s rope.

A witness from the Lord spoke a glimmer of hope.

A chance to change for better.

And a life that lasts forever.

Down on my knees I met Christ.

Filled with love and empty of strife.

Blinded no more and chained no longer,

The Lord my Shepard hath made me stronger.

Living to know him and to make him known.

The lost and dying need to be shown.

The love of Christ thru the light of our lamp.

Not to grade sin or put on a stamp.

No time for that, work to be done.

Sharing the gospel and souls to be won.

Eternal motivation and promises I keep.

Guided by light patiently I seek.

I never thought someone would love me for me.

Until Christ entered my life and he made me see.

On my knees each day thanking God above,

Because of you I see the meaning of no greater love.

By: Ryan Caldwell

For years, I “thought” I was saved. Then I went to Community Baptist Church and heard Brother Eddie preach. And, boy, can he preach! He doesn’t pull any punches! His motto is…Hell is hot and sin ain’t right! So there I was, watching this crazy preacher jump around and shout, thinking, “I’m ok, I’m saved.” Well, being Christmas night, he informs us that we will be observing the Lord’s Supper. So I’m thinking, “Yeah, I remember this. We did this when I was a kid. Oyster crackers and grape juice.” Then he pulls the rug out from under me. God uses this moment in time to thump me right between the eyes. Brother Eddie starts talking about how you’re not supposed to partake if you’re unworthy. And I realized that I was about as unworthy as they come. In fact, I was lost and on my way to hell. Needless to say, when the grape juice and crackers came my way, I refused. Then after the service, he had the standard altar call. BUT. I couldn’t go down. I mean I. COULD. NOT. MOVE. Now I’m thinking, “Oh man, I’m gonna miss it, I’m too scared to go down there!” when Brother Eddie does something that astounds me. To this day, I believe it was just for me. He says, “With every head bowed, every eye closed, lost person will you just slip your hand up. Just raise your hand.” WELL. You better believe, I raised my hand! So then everyone goes outside, except for Blue, Brother Eddie, and me. We all go down to the altar and pray and I receive Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior! At first, I was worried that people would think I planned it, you know, getting saved on Christmas day. But now, I know, it was God’s gift to me, the best Christmas gift ever! Thank you, Lord.

Ever since I became capable of going onto the internet, I have had a problem that the majority of the world’s men face: pornography. I was introduced to the concept when I was 6 years old by a “friend” (although I cannot say where he is now). His father kept about 20 VHS tapes in a cardboard box under his bed, and once, when I spent the night, he pulled them out and showed them to me. At first, I was repulsed. This is disgusting! I thought. But as I watched more, a change came over me. I began to enjoy it. It makes me ashamed to think on it. After that, I put it out of my mind…at least, for the time being. Then, about 7 years later, I got a computer as a gift. This computer was internet-capable. Back then, I didn’t know how to use it for an evil purpose. I mainly used it to do research for school. But in the summer of 1997, when my cousin came to visit, he showed me how to use it for more nefarious purposes. Ever since then, I have become an addict to pornography. I have tried to rid myself of it, with limited success. When I went into the Navy, it became worse. I spent 2 years in Sicily, and 4 months in Okinawa. In both places, when pornography wasn’t enough…..and it is really hard for me to write this…I would rent a car or go out into town and pay for sex. I feel so dirty telling people this, but maybe I can feel lighter when I get this off my chest. I spent a lot of money in both countries for sex. Of course, I used protection, but that’s no excuse. I should not have done it in the first place. When I got out of the Navy in 2006, I went back home to Alabama. But I still had a problem with it. To make matters worse, I heard about a few places in the neighboring city of Huntsville where I could go buy sex again…..and I did. At least 20 to 30 times before I finally just said “enough!” It was a huge drain on many things in my life, but the three biggest drains were on my gas, on my wallet, and on my spirit. I was saved in October of 2000, but I want to be even closer to God and Jesus. I want to leave that life behind me for good. I want to walk daily with the Father and Son and live a pure life again. I know that the struggle will never end until the day I die, but at least I can put up a dang good fight!

Galatians 5:16 — This I say then, walk in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (KJV)

All my life up until Jr. high I constantly questioned whether I truly in believed in God, or if I just said I did because I went to a Christian school. Sure, I would pray, occasionally read the Bible- but in the back of my mind I always felt this small bit of doubt that made me wonder if my faith was truly genuine. Then when I was 13 and in 7th grade the following year, I made the wrong kind of friend, who had some issues back then, and would emotionally abuse and take advantage of me and 2 other of her closest ‘friends’. Nobody else ever knew though how she was acting towards us and thought she was really sweet, so me and the other 2 never really said anything because we didn’t want 2 just abandon her and make everyone turn on her.

Eventually all the stress made me extremely emotionally distraught, and it got to a point where I did indeed want to kill myself. I would pray so hard every night that God would do some kind of miracle of Biblical proportions in my life just to end my pain. After days of me praying everyday that I wouldn’t have to suffer like this, I came to a slow realization that God was always with me. He was with me and loved me when I doubted that I even truly believed Him, He was with me even as I held a bitterness towards Him for not ending a suffering I had brought upon myself, and that He was with me right there, at that very moment. The more I realised that fact, the less it bugged me when that certain friend would try taking out there problems by making me feel bad, and you know what? Eventually she stopped doing it as often, and the more my life began to come together all because I stopped and understood that God loved me, and was greater than any pain I felt. After all of this, I never doubted ever again that God was real, because He IS real, and He never stops loving and wanting what’s best for us, even when we don’t realize it. Nothing I could write could ever describe how truly great He is, so I pray that everyone could understand God’s love for themselves and praise Him everyday of their lives because of it!

When I was about 6 or seven my grandmother drove 75 miles every Sunday to take me to church. She made a huge impact on my life.One year later our preacher announced he was moving churches. It was devastating! We mourned and cried, but we eventually settled that feeling. A month later our church burnt down to the ground. Then, if that was not bad enough the church members started blaming each other. So the thought was planted in my mind that that is what church is all about. Our church went into a split and every Sunday we would have a new preacher. So I stopped going to church. I figured that I could fuss and fight with people at home!!!I was nine years old when I stopped going. I went on through my 6th grade year and then, came to the summer part, the part all kids are supposed to enjoy. It was the worst summer of my entire life. My mom passed out one day. She went to the doctor and was told she had carbon monoxide poisoning. Well, that was okay. The doctor said he could cure it. Later test revealed she had eosinophilicgranulomatosis, short for lung disease. It scared my whole family to death. They gave her three years to live. It was that feeling of wanting to do everything with her during those three years, but everytime you looked at her you wanted to cry. It was horrible. At night I would cry myself to sleep almost every night. I did not have any one to talk to her because my dad was always gone, so I just cried myself to sleep.

One of my friends invited me to a movie night, and so being bored at home I went. At the movie night they talked about God’s healing power. This is the night I got saved. It was a wonderful feeling and that night I prayed to God that he would heal her. I prayed it over and over. The next few doctor visits were the same news. Then one day she came home and her x-rays were clear. She had no lung disease! It was awesome. God works in so many wonderful ways. Our minds can not contain his blessings. Jesus is so wonderful!!

I was an atheist until late into my freshman year of high school. I had been doing drugs, drinking, anything to get away from my problems at home, and the depression I found out about later on. Things in my life were crashing down pretty quickly. I had hit a very low point in my life, and was ready to give up when God became very real to me, telling me things were going to be ok, and that He was there. It was pretty strange considering the God I didn’t believe in became the one thing I could trust in at that moment. God helped me through that spell, and from then on, I couldn’t escape the fact that there was something better. But hey, I tried. Slowly but surely I started to drift away from God, His plans, His will, His faithfulness. Moment by moment my small decisions and actions turned me back to old ways. It was a slow change, barely noticeable even. But I think that’s the danger of it, and that’s why I’m talking about it. It started small, minor slips, cursing perhaps every now and again, I mean what’s the big deal? I still went to Church on Sundays, I even read my Bible a few times a week. The change was, I wasn’t living it every moment. Trials would come along and I would pray, I would hit a low point and the Lord would gracefully show me the right way. But I turned away from it, not believing in His slow, patient comfort. Just wanting a fix, something right now. And, let me tell you, right now is a dangerous way to live. I started going back to the things I knew, I started drinking, smoking, and taking pills, just anything to get by, to forget about it for a while. I hit rock bottom on October 23rd of my sophomore year. I had just gotten home from having a long conversation with a Christian friend of mine, feeling convicted, lost and distressed I finally lost sight of my limits. I woke up in the hospital, was in the ICU for three days, and was in the hospital for eight. Those eight days remain the point in my life at which I have ever been closest to the Lord. Because I realized, this worldly life has gotten me here, rock bottom. Doctors said I wouldn’t make it; miraculous that I didn’t die, I knew this was God giving me another chance. And in no way did that make it easy. I was now forced to realize that those small compromises, those minor slips, could dig my grave for me. I changed my life after that moment, sure I’ve had hard times, i’ve had to admit a lot of things, lost family members for my honesty over events, but the Lord has stayed faithful, though i’m not perfect, He has remained by my side, supporting me, uplifting me at all times. The Lord has remained faithful throughout all the trials i’ve had lately, constantly surrounding me, supporting me. I now plan to finish out my junior and senior years of highschool and become a youth pastor. I am more excited than ever about the Lord and His plans for my life. So, i guess the point is, knowing God is there is one thing, but following Him and finding everything you need in Him, is what makes it so great.. it took losing everything, but i now understand how much Christ has to offer, and I don’t intend to ignore that again.

My name is Pat. Lord thank you for loving me so much that you would send your son Jesus to give his life so that I may live.I know I don’t understand all there is to know about you and never will until you crack the sky with your bright return. Please Father deliver me and find me worthy of your mercy and grace.I have lived such a wasteful and sinful life in your eyesight.You love me so very much Daddy that you left me at my own devices because you and Jesus knew that I would eventually find my way back to you.Thank you,thank you,thank you.

Your son,

Pat

I am greeting you in the name our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am from Sudan, born in a Christian family, married to Christian and have a two year old boy. I faced some problems when I was 4 – 15 years old. I am the first born of my mother and my mother came from a non believer family; they only believe in cobra which is a snake. Because of my culture, when a first child is born, a child grows up in his uncle’s home. So when I was born I went to my uncle’s home. My grand mom, father and their children were there. They all believed in that cobra they used to pray to on Saturday and Sunday. They used to tell me to go and take the milk to where the cobra is. I went alone to take the milk up to where snake was and give the milk to the cobra and the cobra drank the milk. When it finished, I came back in peace and that became a chore until I was 11 years old. I used to play with snake and nothing could happen to me–all became normal to me because I became one of the believers. Also from that time I used to find things that were lost in the forest. They used to tell me that “you are one who became a true believer of the cobra because those lucky things were given to you by cobra not by something else.
At the age of 12 my father came and took me to his home which is my birth place there I started to go to school in a church very far from our area. If I go to school during my coming from there I used to get snakes to play with them running and running after them. Also when I came home at the time of sleep, I used to sleep with one cobra beside me, which means it is protecting me from all dangers at night. My uncle used to come and tell my father that this boy needs more care because if you are going to take him to church, it will cause more problems. My father refused to listen to my uncle.
To make the story short, this problem went on for three years with my parents. My father was bitten by a cobra when he was about to take the snake that we used to sleep with. I and my father went to Gambella town to a hospital. When my father got well, he told me not to go back home to the village and to just follow the school in Presbyterian elementary school. He left me with one of his brothers’ houses. Until I came to know God through one of the evangelists who used to come and preach the words of God telling me in a different way that God is one in every corner of the world and there is no other God than Jesus Christ and also through a different verse in the Bible. I became baptized in 1990. I start praying for my parents and my mom’s parents which are my uncle’s family to be free from those devilish things. We all became free of that devil cobra and we are enjoying the life of Jesus Christ .
I am very happy when I get to this part to tell you what had been going on in my life. I want every one to pray for me as we are Christians. Your prayer will help me throughout my life time. My prayer: May god keep your words, health and families in the right position and that you would not be tempted by devils. AMEN!
Your brother in Christ,
DING BIDIT DOOR

While visiting my family in Israel, during the summer of 1979, I had an unforgettable experience.

It was between two and four o’clock in the afternoon when I fell asleep. My heart was beating fast, and then it stopped! I saw myself turning and falling very rapidly in a black tunnel! I wished it would stop! Then two unusually large white hands lifted me up from where I had fallen. I saw my body lying on the bed, then suddenly I was put back into my body and I woke up.

I believe that I had that experience to remind me that we have life after death, and not as I used to believe that we would disintegrate and our lives would end there. I used to wonder, why Christians made such a big thing of salvation. But after this experience I understood better.

Marlene Malachi

Another experience I wanted to share

Coming from Israel I was not use to having a maid, but the urgency of those women receiving a job forced me to employ one. Regina, our sweet maid, served us faithfully for seven years. Then one day while asking her to offer a cup of coffee to a black sister in Yeshua, she refused harshly. Not understanding this kind of behavior I warned her that disobedience will not work. Since she would not prepare the coffee, while I was willing to prepare it, she took her things and left, just like that!

After seven months passed she came back, and explained that, “Being born a Zulu (an African Tribe) I could not serve another tribe.” She served us another three years, until we moved to New Zealand. During those seven months I had seven maids. None fit.

The last maid was a Catholic woman who desired to have this job, and told me that she was a Christian. I was glad. After we talked I understood that she wasn’t a born again believer. So I prayed for her. The next morning she woke up, all shaky, her hands covering her face. She said, “Madam, Madam, I can not watch! HE IS HERE! ”
She was seeing an outside vision.

After the visit ended she calmed down and said to me, “I saw Yeshua standing in the hallway of your home with six angels standing at His right and six angels standing at his left, singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.’”

Then she said, “Yeshua told me: ‘IF YOU WANT TO BE MY CHILD, YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE!’”

For her that was a tall request and she explained to me why. She said, “I have seen with my own eyes, how two black men CUT INTO PIECES my dear flesh and blood brother, whom I loved! And Yeshua asked me to forgive them! ”

I was speechless. That was a hard case! How could I help her? She then added the most important part. “Those two men, who murdered my brother, are Christians today!” Then she told me that her last words to Yeshua were, “Help me Lord, to forgive, for I am willing and I want to be your child!”

And what about us? Have we forgiven our brothers? It may be that Yeshua is asking us to forgive His brothers, the Jews.

It may be we have not really understood the reason of His Coming, and of His Dying on the Cross, and of His Sufferings, and HAVE NOT FORGIVEN.

Yes children of God, the Father AND Yeshua CHOSE for Him to die so that ALL who receive Him may be saved and may have Eternal Life! Not the Jews, nor the Romans killed Yeshua!

For OUR SAKE He was SENT, and He CHOSE to die the kind of death that He died.

Genesis 2:8; Genesis 45:5; Daniel 9:24″27; Isaiah Chapter 53. Real love, ‘agape’ love, unconditional love, REQUIRES FORGIVENESS! Are we willing?

Trisha in NYC,
You are in my prayers Tricia. Don't be afraid to go directly to Jesus with this. My hope would be that there is an adult in your life that you can talk to. If you want to accept Jesus into your heart as your savior, just ask Him. Tell Him that you want Him to come into your heart and that you are sorry for your sins. Then if you can get a bible read it everyday. If you ever have questions you can reach me here.

I am a Christian and I believe that God does wondrous things. I never felt that God had done anything for me but believed in him anyway. I have never really experienced God’s great works first hand until today. It has been a rough year for me. My hours at work got cut in half and the bills kept pilling up. It got to the point that I was about to have my car repossessed, and get evicted from my home. I am also a full time college student trying to get my degree in Nursing. Feeling desperate and hopeless I placed an add in my local craigslist offering myself sexually for money. I saw no other way to get caught up. I couldn’t get a loan because I had nothing to offer as collateral and was having a hard time finding another job. I had quite a few offers from my add but one in particular stuck me as something that I should respond to. He was a VP of a loan department of a bank. I talked to him on the phone and we agreed to meet. As I was driving to meet him at a local coffee shop I felt the guilt and shame creep up and felt sick to stomach. For the first time in a long time I prayed. I asked God to forgive me for what I was about to do because I felt like I had no other choice. So I met this man and we talked a bit. I showed him my letter that said I had until the 28th of August and then they were going to repossess my car. I swallowed hard and offered myself to him. He smiled and told me to follow him to his house. As I was following him I prayed again and asked God to show me another way. A calm came over me and I knew that everything was going to be alright. When I got there I was going to tell this man that I couldn’t go through it and be on my way. We arrived to his house and I followed him inside. I then started to cry and told him that I couldn’t do it and that I will just have to find another way. What happened next renewed my belief that all things are possible in God’s hands. The man smiled and told me that he had no intention in using me sexually..he just wanted to meet me and see if I was really in need. He then took out his check book and wrote me a check for 900 dollars and we made an agreement that I would have until November to pay him back. I started to cry even harder and he just hugged me and said, ”see you in November”. I just wanted to share this so that other people can see that even when are at our lowest..God will provide for us.

A baby a priest at my church adopted was near death and they flew him to a hospital. On the way he died 3 times and was revived. He was blind deaf and had as many brain cells left as the tip of your pinky–ok that’s not the amazing part. Several of the doctors said he would die in 6 months and if he didn’t, he would be that way the rest of his life. Then after several weeks of praying they took him back and he could hear and see and was regaining brain cells.

They brought the baby to this church camp I was at and I had been really questioning God because i have had a ruff life lately and i prayed to god with the baby’s hand on mine.

“God if you really want to save me you will let this baby grasp my hand…” I opened my eyes and as soon as i said amen he held it for like 10 minutes the next night we were all around the camp fire praise and singing and I went to pray for my cousin Joel and after that i don’t know but i just started crying and crying and crying.this little boy had sent gods message to me that everything is going to be ok. and that night I started crying. A kid I barely knew came and stayed up with me the whole night with me praying. This was the first time I have cried since my uncle has past away 1 year and 9 months ago. So when life has got you down talk to the Lord.

When I was about 12 years old, my friend and I went to a Christian camp for boys. The camp was one week long and every night a few people from our cabin would share their testimonies. As the first night went by, I didn’t volunteer to talk because I was too nervous and I didn’t know what to say. Throughout the week, 1-2 people shared their testimonies every night. On the last night of the camp, my friend shared his testimony. The reason I didn’t share my testimony is because I didn’t have one.

The next night, after I got home from camp, I prayed to God. That night, I accepted Christ into my heart. After that, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to be a Christian. I just ended up saying to myself that I was a believer.

A year later, I went to a new youth group that the same friend told me about. It was a great place to be! Everyone was so accepting and when I was there, I felt at peace with God. One night at my youth group, the youth pastor was ending his sermon for the night and said that if anyone has something going on in their life and wants to pray, they could walk to the front of the room and pray. As I sat in my seat, in the back row, I felt God pulling at my heart, wanting me to confront him. I walked up to the front of the room, knelt down and said my prayer out loud. After that, I knelt there and prayed silently, while others slowly came up to the front and prayed. After this I considered myself, what I thought a Christian really was.

When I turned 15, I stopped going to youth group and started to do things that I really regret doing. I knew that I needed to turn my life around. I then prayed to God and recommitted my life to Christ and prayed that he would give me guidance.

I’m now 16. I want to go to church every week, but my family doesn’t understand. I pray for them and for my friends. I completetely turned my life around and it’s all thanks to God. I now have nothing to fear. If I were to die right now, I wouldn’t be afraid.

I would like to share my story of deliverance, and the wonderful things God did in my life. I’m a young, single mother of 3, and several years ago I was lost and living a sinful life as a high school drop out and stripper. I battled depression, alcohol, and drug addiction for many years before I finally called on God. I remember coming home from work at 3am and feeling lower than a human could ever feel. I didn’t know how to get out of that dark, deep pit I fell into as a teen mom. The only thing I could do was fall to the ground and beg God to help me. Well, he did!
He brought me out of that horrible lifestyle and gave me everything I needed to be a good mother. In addition, through Christ, I have overcome the curse of depression, alcohol, and drug addiction that has plagued my family for generations.

Also, I just graduated from nursing school and I’m a soon to be RN with a heart full of passion to help others. Without GOD, I would have never made it out of that horrible, empty life I was living. He lead me to nursing school, gave me intelligence to excel in my studies, and provided everything I needed to provide for my children while only working part-time during school…And I have never received child support and I own my own house and car! I feel that my life is a perfect example of how great, almighty, and merciful our GOD is. I’ll never leave his wings, he has blessed me more than I ever thought he would that night I cried out to him!

I just want to say that no matter how bad your situation may be, if you turn to God he can save you and give you your heart’s desire. He had great plans for me all along and I am so grateful he has given me a second chance. God says,”For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not harm you BUT give you hope and a future! Trust GOD, he is so amazing!

As I opened the cafeteria door in sister Ruth Heflin’s Camp, to go up to the room just given to Lorie and me, my eyes met a youngster’s eyes, which I recognized to be demonic. He was all bewitched. Yet…I felt that my duty, as a child of God, was to love him. So I went and hugged him.

The rest was God!

During the next two days HE WAS AFTER ME, wherever I went, he was there, not yet understanding it all.

As I sat in the cafeteria, he approached me, and said to me “I want to be delivered.” He then confessed that he was there to break the power of God in the camp, and added that the love of God was felt through me, and that for 25 years he never received a hug from anyone…

God’s compassion came over me…I just loved him…I explained what he must do, he confessed in writing a long list of his demonic involvements, which were many, and folded it, not for my eyes to see. I took authority in Yeshua [Jesus] Name, He then vomited it all, and was delivered!

Then we went into his room and cleaned all idolatry from his room, putting them into a black plastic bag and with his long folded list he threw them into fire.

At that moment, his eyes and face changed, they became light, he became a new person, his hands were made straight. God made the transformation before our very eyes!

The next day Christopher was not found. I wondered if he went back to idolatry.

When he came back I asked him, “Where have you been?”

He then answered that he went to Richmond Town and preached in the streets.

Praise His Name Forever!

Before he left the camp, I prayed for him, washed his feet, anointed him, blessed him and sent him with words of wisdom.

He left with two precious brothers that came to accompany him into his new adventure and journey with God!

Hallelu-Yah!

Friend

I want to spare you all the sad details so here is an outline only of my story. As a child I was mentally and physically abused. With 15 years of this baggage I entered my first marriage. I married a woman who lived only for herself and hated everyone else. Meantime I accepted Christ and became a Christian. She could not live with this and divorced me. A few years later I married another woman who, like me, had been through mental hell but, sadly, she could not forgive people who hurt her. At the beginning it was great and we had two great children but being human and still mixed up I made mistakes we all make and hurt her. We separated and divorced after 11 years of marriage. Now I had the baggage of my childhood and two marriage disasters to add to my messed up mind. During the years I had counseling but I needed to come to the place where God could take really take control. I met another lady who had a list of psychological problems as long as your arm including delusions, hypochondria, phobias etc etc. I thought that with all my experiences I could rescue her, but it was nothing more than co-dependency. I couldn’t cope she pressed all the wrong buttons and she broke me down and I was emotionally wrecked. I felt guilt shame and humiliation, expected no pity and got no pity. Only a dear friend and his wife supported me throughout.

Finally, all alone with serious loss of eyesight and no prospects but now healing big time in my mind through God’s amazing grace, I poured out my heart to God for an opportunity to start my life again with a clean page with my sins all forgiven just as He promised. One day walking along a lane in the countryside I decided to put my case to Him. I called out to God in tears and said Father You know I need someone to love I cannot live on my own. I need someone to love me. I have tried for years to do it my way and have failed dismally, adding sin to sin. You know what I need. You know exactly the person I can love and make happy and you know exactly who can love me and make me happy. I leave it in your hands. If its your will you will provide. But if I must remain alone so be it. Above all, Father, no matter what happens, let me be yourfaithful and loving servant until the end of my wife. I had such peace after that prayer and the comforting assurance He was going to answer that prayer. He did within days. God answered that prayer. He brought me in contact with one of the loveliest souls I have ever met especially in character. She was in middle age, had neve married and was a still a virgin. But she lived in another country and the immigration UK laws did not allow her to come to the UK. This was something that proved me to the quick. My friends encouraged me to believe but it was very very hard to believe that God could work this one out. I almost blew it. But God did. After a series of events that tested my faith down to the very bone marrow, He brought her to the UK by a way that my friends acknowledged as nothing short of a miracle It was an example of divine intervention. He did it, not my way, but His way. When God is in control then, brother, nothing can stop Him from working out His plan, no sister, not even some of the toughest immigration laws that exist.

My wife has a dear sweet loving nature and I can honestly say that I have never heard her complain. If I unintentionally hurt her she just sobs and that is worst that me receiving a heaving beating, it just breaks my heart and I resolve never to hurt her again. We adore each other and have been married now for over three eyars. It has been the happiest years of my life. During this time irrespective of severe sight loss and with my wife’s support I have undertaken a degree course in Social Work and am just about finished. God has provided and He does answer prayer but only when we give up on ourselves and let Him take over.

To God be the praise and the glory! Great is His faithfullness!

Brian

I`m Matt, I`m from Hungary. I first met God in my first year of college in 2001. My roommate was a great man of God, he started this bible club at the University, and he always asked me, if I want to come or not. Few month later I decided to go and I started to hear the gospel. Last year spring I accepted the fact that God exists and Jesus saved me. I thought that I have been saved and I`m a believer. But I only gave my mind to God, and not my heart and my whole self. After that, I wasn`t really satisfied. I didn`t know what but I was still missing something. The sentences like: `God is always with me` didn`t mean anything to me just some far and religious words.

In January 2006 I came to Colorado to work at CSU. One day before Easter 2006 I don`t know why but I was thinking of God, things like I missed my church at home. I was praying to Him to show me some really good people of God, I needed some guidance. That day later I was going home from work to my apartment, and that guy (Brett-thanks dude!) appeared in front of me and started to asking me questions about God.

We met next week and studied the Bible and talked a lot about God and what He did for us, how He loves us. I started to realize that I haven`t made the decision to follow Christ, I haven`t died to myself to rise again in Jesus, and be a son of God! On the 22th of April I made that decision, and the next Sunday I got baptized! From then on I can feel God all around me! He was all the time (and will be forever) with me even if I didn`t realized Him. He gives me more and more power day after day, and I thank Him with all my heart that He saved me and showed me the Truth!

`Soli Deo Gloria`
`Only God Has The Glory`

When I was baptized I had a prophesy from the Pastor that I will preach the Gospel in dark places where it never been heard! ( I am excited!)

Hi. God has been patient with me. I have been distracted from him in the past by things that are sinful and unworthy yet everytime i pray for forgiveness, he forgives me. My testimony is this statement. That i can make it. Thankyou Lord Jesus. Praise be to your holy name. Amen.

It was a Saturday (Dec. 17th or 18th before Christmas 1983), when my and I decidedto take the train into NYC for some Christmas shopping. I was not saved and in the throws of lust. As we were walking in Manhattan, we stopped in St. Patrick’s Cathedral because my girlfriend wanted to light a candle and pray. She was not saved either but she wanted to pray. We prayed and started to walk the streets, when we came upon Cartiet Jewelers. There were many people walking the streets and the display had Cabbage Patch Dolls with jewelery on them. Many people gathered around the display, interrupting the flow of many people walking the sidewalk. As both my girlfriend and I stopped to look at the display, I heard a loud roar of an engine accelerating. A car had jumped the curb and was plowing people dwon on the sidewalk. It came right at us and I thought it was curtains for my girlfriend and I. I thought we were going to be plowed into Cartiet Jewelers and severed in half. But, the car, at the last moment, decided to go parallel to Cartiet. About a foot separated the car from the building. 44 people were hurt. I don’t think anybody died. But a girl with red-orange boots in front of me lost her eye (EMT were pressing on her eye socket). There was a lot of confusion and hurt people. I got separated from my girlfriend. She told me later that I shoved her away from the car, at the last moment. Apparently, the bow wave of people pushed her aside and she landed on a concrete tree support. I got carried on the hood of the car another 10 yards away from her. I thrown off the hood of the car, when the car stopped. I landed on the sidewalk with my leather boober jacket protecting me from scrapes on the elbows. My toes on the left foot were dislocated and I had a gash on my left shin that was bleeding. My girlfriend hurt her back I found out later. I became very stressed. I thought my girlfriend was dead. Three different NYC policemen were very helpful and kind in reuniting me with my girlfriend. She said somebody found her purse, thrown in door hallway, with all her money stolen. We were eventually taken to Metropolitan Hospital where I was given stitches to close the wound in my shin. The doctor said I would have fractured the shin bone , if I wasn’t in such good physical shape. He, also, put my dislocated toes back in place. My girlfriend hurt her back but not too badly. An elderly man had both his legs fractured. My father drove to the city to pick us up. The stress from the accident triggered dormant Lyme Disease to emerge. It took me quite a while to get it correctly diagnosed. About that time, my new brother-in-law(my sister remarried) heard my story. He then sponsored me to go on Walk to Emmaus (a spiritual renewal weekend like Tres Dias and Cursillo). It was there that a man me in Ehp. about the grace of God. It took me a few more years before a accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. I have backslidden but now am back in the Lord.

Notes: After the accident, my girlfriend at the time, Linda Zacharias, and I were interviewed by a local TV station(WABC or WNBC). The TV interviewer had orange curly hair if my memory is correct. I also think my high school basketball coach saw the interview on TV. His name is Donald Bevelander and taught math at Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY(Long Island). I think he is retired now and last I knew he lived in Eastport (LI), NY. Linda worked for Merrill Lynch in NYC at the time.

In Christ, Jay McGranahan

When i was first born into this world my parents knew there was something different. I knew it as i was growing up. When i was just a baby my mom was picking me up where a heavy plant was hanging and as soon as she moved me the plant fell. I would have surely died if that plant fell on me. It’s all about God’s Plan for my life. Later on in the years i had two motorcycle wrecks, numerous bouts with pnemonia, concussion, intestine blockages for a month, numerous hospitalizations for food poisoning and all kinds of problems. Through it all God has had his hand on me and made it to where my faith has gotten stronger in the Lord Jesus Christ and i just want everybody to know to NEVER give up. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean to your own understanding. Trust Jesus and you’ll never go wrong. I just Praise the Heavenly Father for Jesus and everything he’s done for me. Thank You Jesus!

Three years ago I became that criminal that hung on the cross next to Jesus. I knew that my crime was going to have serious backlash from the world. As I have sat and looked through the eyes of that criminal, I saw something very beautiful. That one thing that the criminal wanted so much……..forgiveness. In our society that is not handed out. We can almost guarantee that when we make a serious mistake in our life, that we will be punished by society to the day we die. That criminal looked into the heart of the MAN that hung next to him and saw the face of God. In that face he saw forgiveness and it was granted to him when he asked for it.

I can never asked to be excused from the crime that I commited. The one thing that I know is that when the world abandon me….Christ forgave me. There are so many like me out there. Some have the Hope of Christ and some wander aimlessly through the world searching for deliverance of any kind. The lord has chosen to use me and expose my whole life as an example of what happens when you walk outside of the will of God. I am thrilled to death at times and other times I allow myself to get down because of my stupid decisions.

If you are a criminal as well I invite you to give yourself to God….here is the catch. You have to give EVERYTHING. That was my problem. I picked and chose what I would give to Him. That doesnt work. He tells us that he will expose everything and NOTHING is hidden from Him. Trust me Christians….there is nothing hidden from him.

Brothers and sisters…..do not forsake those who have commited crimes…many times the difference between criminals and others, is that they were caught and the others were not. The Bible tells us that He disiplines those that He loves. Its what we do with the disipline that shows who we are as Christians. Nothing is unforgiveable if we ask. The repentance has to come from the heart. When everyone else turns their back……He reaches out his hand. Take it!

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will
be opened to you.
Matthew 7:7

I have been a born again since 1986. I have been baptised in the Holy Ghost and power. My body is his temple [ 1 Corinthians 3:16-1 Corinthians 6:19] Inside each child of God dwells the Holy spirit. When you acknowledged you were a sinner and needed Jesus as your Saviour, and asked Jesus Christ to come into your life, You became Born again.
(John 1:12-13) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name:
v13 *Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. You are Gods Child. God sees you as his child.

VERY IMPORTANT TRUTHS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND.

1. Your Body is Gods Temple.

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?.
Notice here a deed truth. God says your body is his temple, a place where he lives by his spirit. I want you to understand this clearly, as It is vital that you see you as God sees you. God sees you through the finished work of his son Jesus Christ. He sees you perfect as His son Jesus that dwells in you.

Now here is another fact that I want to share with you. (1 John 4:17) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. Here is a great truth. AS Christ is so are we also IN THIS WORLD. Our Lord is glorious, Perfect, In perfect health and all Victorious. He is perfect love. Now this scripture was a powerful revelation to the apostle John. He through the Holy spirit, opening his understanding seen himself as god sees him, in his son.

How you see yourself is vital to living in divine health, victory and abundant provision. Further to this I would add another Scripture to support how God sees you.

Colossians 1:12-13 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (13) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Verse 12 says God has made us meet [Qualified, made us worthy] to be partakers [ to take and enjoy] the inheritance [Gods abundant riches and wealth, full benefits of Salvation], with the saints [ Gods blood washed, Holy people] in Light.

V13. God has because of our Acceptance of and faith in Jesus translated [ transferred] us from the kingdom of darkness [This Natural world with All is sin, sickness, worry, anxiety, fear and control/power of satan, who is lord of this world: 2 Corinthians 4:4] and placed us into the kingdom of his son Jesus Christ. We live in a spiritual Kingdom, The kingdom of Jesus Christ, His kingdom.

Now you may be thinking, I am in this world, I live here, My life is here, My family, my children, My home is here now. But understand this. The word of God Clearly states you have been transferred in to the kingdom of Jesus Christ our lord and Saviour. God says it so it is a fact, something that HAS taken place. Think for a moment on the words Jesus spoke when he prayed. John 17:15-16 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. (16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Jesus says we are not of this world. Colossians 1:13 tells us we have been transferred into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Yet so often Gods children do not realise this, nor understand it.
That is why when satan temps, afflicts or challenges our faith in God, they can only see the Afflictions, Sickness and diseases, Trials, Hardship. Poverty, pain, Stress and focus on what they are going through, Rather than see the situation as it really is. Our natural senses focus on the things we see, feel and hear, rather than see ourselves as God sees us and the situation. God has given you a set of spiritual eyes. He lives in you. When you become Christ Conscious and become aware of his presence both in and around you, you will begin to see and know as he does.

so inspired by this blog and people who have commented here is something that can help

Five Steps to Receive Healing from God

(1) Submit yourself to God — As much as it is God’s will and desire to heal, such things as unconfessed sin, disobedience, unbelief, or unforgiveness toward others can hinder your reception of healing, and in some instances, could actually be the original cause of your illness. Any affliction should be a time for self-examination, to come before the Lord in humility, surrendering yourself and drawing near to Him. James wrote, "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up" (James 4:7-10).

(2) Look to God’s Word — Read and meditate continuously upon the healing promises in the Bible. As you let them absorb into your inner man, it will bring a great sense of assurance. This is the confidence of faith that comes as you open your heart to the Word of God (Rom 10:17). "My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh" (Proverbs 4:20-22). How important it is that we focus upon God’s Word, as this is the source of His healing power. "He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions" (Psalms 107:20).

(3) Pray in Faith — Place your faith in the finished work of Christ’s sufferings in behalf of your sickness or disease. Christ has already paid for your healing and has placed it into effect, making it available to you. Now it’s up to you to accept His finished work by faith. "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them" (Mark 11:24).

(4) Call for Church Elders — Request for the elders or ministers of the church to anoint you with oil and pray the prayer of faith over you. The Bible says, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven" (James 5:14-15). Notice that it says the prayer of faith SHALL SAVE THE SICK! Ask the elders and other believers to lay hands on you and pray. "...they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover" (Mark 16:18). Again, notice that it says THEY WILL RECOVER!

(5) Keep Believing — Don’t stop praying and believing! This is the most common reason why some people don’t receive healing. They get discouraged and give up their faith. Most would prefer to have instantaneous healing, but most healings occur gradually over time. Be patient and be steadfast in your faith. Keep praising and thanking Him for your answer. God will be faithful to His Word, if you will be faithful to believe! "...Do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:12).

Since the Bible indicates that healing is a part of the reason of our Lord’s sufferings, and is inseparable from the idea of salvation, we must assume that it is as much God’s will to heal you as it is to save you! And of course we know that the Lord wants everyone to be saved (2 Peter 3:9).

Furthermore, the four Gospels show that during Jesus’ earthly ministry, there were eleven occasions that persons approached Jesus for healing. Not once did Jesus turn anyone away or state that it was not His will. This is significant since the Bible is intended to show God’s will for man. In one instance, a leper came to Jesus inquiring whether it was His will to heal him. He said, "Lord, if it is your will you can heal me." Jesus extended his hand and said, "It’s my will; Be healed!" And the man’s leprosy vanished (Matthew 8:2-3).

The scriptures confirm repeatedly that Jesus went about "...healing all who were oppressed by the devil..." (Acts 10:38). It also says, He went to the villages and towns... "healing every sickness and every disease among the people." (Matthew 9:35).

We know that from history, many people derived their names by what they did for a living. For instance, those named "Smith" came from generations of blacksmiths. It was a good way for a person to advertise their trade, "I’m Walter the Smith." Similarly, God identifies His own name by what He does. In the Old Testament, God says that His name is JEHOVAH RAHPA, or "I am the LORD that heals you" (Exodus 15:26).

Think of it! God says that His name is "The Lord that heals you!" How could God reveal His will more clearly than to give himself a name that says He heals you? Not only is it His will, it’s His name - it’s who He is and what He does!

There are those who are constantly casting out demons of asthma, blindness, cancer, diabetes, emphysema, flu, gout, heart attack and the rest of the anatomical alphabet
Romans 8:18-22 clearly points out that illness in general is a result of the fall and the human sin condition. But Matthew 4:24, 10:1 and 10:8 reveal that individual illnesses are not satanically inspired. Matthew makes a clear distinction between dealing with diseases and demon activity.

There are those who promise healing for every disease
The Apostle Paul definitely had the gift of healing. Acts 19:11-12 reads, “God was performing unusual miracles through Paul. Even handkerchiefs and aprons he had used were taken to the sick, and their diseases were driven away, and the evil spirits would go out of them.” Acts 20:9-12 states he even raised the dead! However, even though Paul was performing incredible miracles, God did not always answer his own prayers for physical healing. Paul advised Timothy, “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses” 1Timothy 5:23. In 2Timothy 4:20 we read that Paul “left Trophimus sick in Miletus.” And his three prayers for his “thorn in the flesh” were not answered with physical healing, 2Corinthians 12:7-10. So does God always heal?

"God is going to heal you ...."

We met Alton a couple months ago and visited with him in his home on the river. A couple days later, I heard God asking me to call Alton and to give him this "word of knowledge:" "I hear the God saying that He is going to heal you of something. I don't know what is wrong with your health or what He will require of you, but God says that your body is not getting enough oxygen and He is going to do a miraculous healing."

Alton said that he had not been to a doctor and that I was scaring him. I told him that God's purpose was not to scare him but the "word of knowledge" was given to let him know beforehand that he would have a miraculous healing (when he needed it.) I explained that the devil has a plan to take him out early, like he did two of his children but that he won't get a chance to, because God will heal him. We kept in touch and became good friends. I prayed for his health.

Monday a week ago, Alton called to say that he had gone to the Doctor and that his chest x-ray was bad on both sides (lung cancer.) He would be having a CT-Scan within a week and was very interested in us praying for him. Two ladies and I went over to pray and to give him a little booklet of John. I took his hands and told him, "God is not only going to give you a miraculous healing but He wants to work through you, like partnering with you, to heal others and to show them His love." We encouraged him to study God's love and miraculous healing in the New Testament and to agree with God continuously about his own healing.

He had the CT-scan and called today to give me the results. He sounded tearful and asked me to sit down. The office had called to tell him that his CT-scan was completely clear except for a small scar from the past! He is so overjoyed. He says everyone has been calling him to find out if he has lung cancer and he is telling them that God has given him a miraculous healing instead. In fact, he is telling them the whole story from the "word of knowledge" on. Now that's something to praise God about! That's why Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the LIFE! Our salvation is for our health: body, soul and spirit!

God is so much nicer than people think! Even lung cancer has to bow to Jesus!

So happy He healed you of the lung cancer that you had, I hope you stay clear of it forever.

When Jesus died on the cross for us, He provided for our physical, mental and emotional healing along with our salvation. The passion of Christ has been to provide for our healing and salvation all along. Here are some Bible Verses that refer to healing of illnesses and disease from the Old Testament to the New.

Psalms 34:19 He delivers us from all our afflictions

Psalms 103:3 He heals all of our diseases

Psalms 107:20 He healed them with His Word

Isaiah 35:3-6 He heals weak hands, feeble knees, fearful hearts, blind eyes, deaf ears, lame legs, and dumb tongues

Isaiah 40:13 He renews our strength

Isaiah 53:4-5 He bore our griefs, carried our sorrows, our chastisement, and we are healed by His stripes

Isaiah 57:18-19 He heals and gives comfort

Jeremiah 17:14 heal me Lord, I shall be healed

Matt. 9:35 heals sickness and disease

Luke 4:18 anointed to heal the brokenhearted

Luke 13:12-13 heals our infirmities

James 5:15 the prayer of faith shall save the sick

1 Peter 2:24 by His stripes we are healed

God is has chosen to heal through us in a variety of ways.

I have seen people healed of illnesses and diseases through prayer alone.

Others were healed as we prayed during praise and worhsip.

Many were healed through prayer and "laying on of hands."

Sometimes we were led to use anointing oil with prayer.

Some cases required persistent faith and soaking prayer

Sometimes God healed illnesses and disease during communion.

Many were healed as they interceded for someone else.

I was healed of 24 illnesses as I prayed in agreement with scripture for the purpose of tearing down fleshly mental strongholds in my own life.

We have been commissioned to pray for miracles of healing in Mark 16:18: we shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. In Luke 10:1, 9 Jesus appointed the 70 disciples to heal the sick. Later, He gave the gift of healing to individuals in 1 Corinthians 12:9 and the gift of healing to the church in 1 Corinthians 12:28.

For more scriptures concerning our commission to pray for healing of illnesses and disease read Is. 61:1-2, Matt.4:23, 8:16-17, 9:12-13, 10:1, 5, 8, Mark 16:15, 17-18, Luke 10:1, 8-9

Since God heals cancer and sickness and diseases, why won't he heal amputees?
And can I get an answer besides "we don't understand God's will".

Because apparently you do. You're the same one that told me people get healed because of "God's grace", so it's obvious you understand "God's will".

“The church is in Africa, but my lack of faith was still rooted in America. I don’t do miracles. I just preach the Gospel. I don’t know how to call up the supernatural, or snap my fingers and bring forth miraculous healings. I don’t have any stupid self-help book to rely on like, “The 5 Points to Supernatural Healings”. It’s just me – just me, God, and these desperately needy people. But God healed them anyway – the sick, the lame, the deaf, and the desolate. All of them … in spite of me….

…In my little town alone, I have seen a lady with 4th Stage Cancer healed, a little girl with AIDS healed, a man with Leukemia immediately cured, and many more. I just had breakfast with a man who popped out of a coma just minutes before they were going to pull the plug on him. He was considered medically dead, but God is not constrained by even the threshold of Death. He is only constrained by the lack of serious prayer.”

“And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?” Judges 6:13

As I was standing in front of a small congregation of people, watching them pour up to the altar to get prayed over for healing, I was struck by the look on their faces of not only a hope that was pouring out from the depths of their souls, but the bright expectations of a childlike trust in God that they would be healed and delivered out of the afflictions that had plagued them for who knows how long. The hope was like a bright light that had suddenly pierced into the darkness of their lives, and their expectations were like a newly found energy that gives birth to a burst of inspiration that God has visited them. And there I was standing in front of them, clueless, scared to death and wondering, “Oh God, what do I do now?”

The church is in Africa, but my lack of faith was still rooted in America. I don’t do miracles. I just preach the Gospel. I don’t know how to call up the supernatural, or snap my fingers and bring forth miraculous healings. I don’t have any stupid self-help book to rely on like, “The 5 Points to Supernatural Healings”. It’s just me – just me, God, and these desperately needy people. But God healed them anyway – the sick, the lame, the deaf, and the desolate. All of them … in spite of me.

It happens all the time over there. But why do we not see this kind of power exhibited over here in America? Where are the miracles that our forefathers saw a couple of generations ago? Where did God go?

Well, the truth is that there really are miracles here — we just don’t see them in our modern sophisticated churches. In my little town alone, I have seen a lady with 4th Stage Cancer healed, a little girl with AIDS healed, a man with Leukemia immediately cured, and many more. I just had breakfast with a man who popped out of a coma just minutes before they were going to pull the plug on him. He was considered medically dead, but God is not constrained by even the threshold of Death. He is only constrained by the lack of serious prayer.

Where is this miraculous manifestation of the power of God in our churches today? Why don’t we see this anymore? Something is missing. There is a disconnect between what we read in the Scriptures and what we see in church.

The answer, as usual, came out of the clear, blue sky. Literally.

If God were to pour out His mighty power and bring forth a multitude of unfettered healings on our churches in America today, He would be setting His seal of approval on an apostate church, and by doing so, would be holding them back from the place of broken-hearted repentance that is so desperately needed to restore them to revival. He loves us more than that.

On October 2, 2009 I was told by my cardiologist to return on the 9th for an echocardiogram to confirm VSD- adult. On October 14, 2009 I went to my Cardiologist for an Angiogram in the Catheterization Laboratory to make sure there was blockage for surgery to close the hole in my heart. During the angiogram I suffered a Mycardial infarction. I passed away for about 20 to 22 seconds. The warm blue ink caused a piece of plaque to break off and lodge into my left main coronary artery and cut off all blood and oxygen. The rt. coronary artery was completely blocked. It was so so painful like an elephant sitting on my chest and my heart feeling it was going to brust at any second. They had a coronary defibrillator that was placed on my shoulders twice. When I was stabilized two stents where put in two days later from ICU I complained of heart pains they decided to go back into my heart to put six more stents into my rt. coronary artery. I’m a miracle because with a hole in my heart and a completely blocked RCA GOD still allow me to live. The cardiologist told me that patients have passed away with no damage to their heart. I know it’s true because people have died during angiogram proceduce. I have a blocked main artery and VSD-Adult and the LORD still brings me back from the dead. I’m not finished I have to get the VSD-Adult problem fixed. There is a hole between the Rt. venticle and the Lt. venticle pouring oxygen pure blood in with the deoxygenated blood causing shortness of breath etc. So, sometime in 2010 the surgery will happen and I look forward to it. I’m confident that the LORD is for me and HE has great things for me to accomplish for his Kingdom. What’s so incredible about this is that I was weighing 245 lbs. doing over-hand pull-ups for 18 to 20 reps for sets of 12. I was curling 135 lbs for 8 reps. sets of 5. I was a member of the Planet Fitness I worked all the machines with maximum weight. I had never been stronger in my entire life. All the time GOD knew I could die at any moment. My right coronary was completely blocked and I had a hole in my rt. venticle. His name is LOVE and MERCY.

I was diagnosed for kidney failure due to a block in urine flow, I used to maintain a good health and I didn’t have any symptoms of what was going wrong. I was really disappointed and was not able to accept the fact that one of my Kidneys are not working. It has touched my life.

I started praying to GOD for help in the hospital bed. I realized that, GOD had plans for me and I was going against his will. I know, I’m going away from GOD but I couldn’t stop it myself. I tried many a times but never succeeded.

I was born and brought up in a Christian Family, I was a GOD fearing child everyday I used to pray and I have experienced the power of GOD during my earlier days, later I started living in Worldly ways but I was thinking thats fine, nothing will happen to me.

Last incident and diagnosis, has changed my life. I became closer to CHRIST and started praying for healing. I believe it was a turning point in my life, I’ve submitted myself to Christ and prayed to use me according to his wish. I returned to my Father, he will lead me.

Now, I’m improving a lot day by day, yesterday I felt the power of his healing and today morning I could see the results. My eyes filled with tears of Joy and i’m a living testimony for Christ that HE IS A LIVING GOD WHO ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS.

Need your prayers to complete the next surgical process and moreover to grow in Christ.

John,

Bangalore

God healed me today. He cleaned me with his love and blood and removed unclean, demonic spirits from me. He crushed evil plans and strongholds. I feel so joyful and peaceful.

God is an awesome and wonderful God that does not forsake his children. I experienced his grace, love, compassion, and power in my life. The holy spirit worked through me. I know that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper”, and that God healed me because of his grace and love. Not because I earned it. But due to HIS compassionate , lovingkiness.

Thank you LORD

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FULL ACCOUNT OF MY STORY LET ME KNOW AND I WILL POST IT

I would like to take this time to talk about God and his healing power. I am a living witness that God’s grace and mercy endures forever and that any person can overcome any physical impairment or disease if he/she believes. Thoughout my life I have been a very outgoing and fun-loving that despite being overweight. In 1998, I decided to give my life to Christ and it seemed to everything was beginning to fall in place. I was enjoying my career in law-enforcement as well as working with children as a substitute teacher part-time. The following year I became involved in a serious relationship with a young lady that I thought one day would be my wife. However, I came down with a condition called cellulitis which manifested into a disease called lymphedema. Lymphedema is a debilitating condition where the lymph nodes fail to carry the excess fluid away from the skin causing severe swelling in the affected area. It can cause great disfigurement in the affected area and I have it in my legs and thighs which make them look like tree trunks. As you probably can tell this disease causes great discomfort in the affected area which can limit a person’s mobility. Because of this, my faith began to sway and the disease began to take a tole on me not only physically, but emotionally, socially, and financially.
Between 2004 to 2007, I underwent various treatment from several doctors producing very minimal results eventually my condition grew worse. The relationship I was involved in ended in 2002 due to the stress and strain the disease was placing on the relationship. It was also placing a strain on my job as well. Just as I was about to give up a family member came to me to hold a prayer meeting and she reassured me that is all even though I am suffering, God still has a purpose for you he will never leave your nor forsake you.

The next day I received call from one of my therapists when she told me about a rehabilitative hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee called the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation where I would undergo treatment for my lymphedema as well less weight management. As I recall this telephone conversation, I believe that God placed it on her heart to tell me about this program because she recalled me to consider gastric bypass surgery.

After undergoing a strict background and medical evaluation by the rehabilitative program and taking on the insurance bureaucracy, I was admitted into the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation on July 21, 2008 and released on August 16, 2008. God has placed his Healing Hands on me because not only my lymphedema is in remission, but I have lost a 131 lbs. since the 21st of last year and I am getting stronger each day. I realize that some of you are experiencing great trials and tribulations at this moment but I am here to tell you that I am a living witness that for weepeth may endureth for a night, but joy, cometh in the morning.

Here is the miracle of my life that ive always wanted to share

I got my son 8th march 2008.what seemed like a normal labour complicated when the baby got stuck since he had bold shoulders.they couldnt do a CS coz he had alreay engaged.i had like five doctors on me.four pressing me to push the baby out and one pulling out the baby.this went for two hours.it was horrible!!i thot i was gonna die.finally the baby was out he had to be resersitated for one hour.the doctors were sure he would be dead at birth but he wasnt.he was put on oxygen.i wished to wake up in the morning and find that i was dreaming.

due to lack of oxygen in his brain,he developed some sezures two days later.he had to be put on sedatives.to make matters worse he had a shoulder distortia on the left hand.its nerves were paralyesd.i used to cry my self out especially coz my hubby was out of the country and was so unsupportive .i would cry out to God and ak him why me.i pleaded to him to heal my son ina miraculous way.two weeks later i was discharged to continue wit the sedative and therepy for his hand.i would cry as i watched the therapists wring his hand and he cried so much.my weeks old baby.God is good!after 3 weeks of therapy he started moving his hand.i was so overjoyed.doctors had sed that the paralysis of the nevrves would either be permanent or temporal.they dint think it would be so fast!

he went on with the phenobab till 9 months.every visit to the ped being a positive one.he was happy with his progress and development.now he is almost 1 and 1/2 and he is at par with kids of his age/actually he is faster than most of them.he can walk,talk and do all things perfectly for his age.normally lack of oxygen would have coused CP or mental retardation but God is good and he fulfilled and answered my prayers.he turned my mourning into dancing.now more than ever i know am serving a living God.i now believe that if we call out to God he sees our tears and will wipe them away..celebrate and praise God with me.

On October, 2006 I was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor. I was by then only 24 years old and would have never thought that anything like this could be in my body. I underwent surgery for removal of the tumor which was located in the tail part of my pancreas. To the Glory of God the tumor was benign and was extracted completely…with the extraction procedure, the tail and part of the body of my pancreas were also excised. Right after my surgery I had lots of prayers from my Christian family, especially asking for regeneration and correct functioning of my pancreas and did a lot of prayer myself. On May of 2008 I went to the doctor for follow up control and the lady that was performing my ultrasound just said “This pancreas looks complete, it doesnt look like it was ever cut”…to the Glory of God, he answered our prayers and regenerated my pancreas. Today I am a healthy 26 year old married, happy, blessed girl who really grew closer to God with this test he put in my life…My uncle is a pastor and I always remember these words he told me right before my surgery…he said; “the Lord told me that this disease is not for death but instead for the GLORY of God”…and I definitely believe it…HE glorified himself and drew me closer to Him…Thanks Father…May the Glory and Praises be only for You!

I back slid! STUPID! I opened the door for the enemy to hurt me through my unfaithful action & sin. I knew better but didnt choose better. But thank God for His grace!

I contracted a major std. The kind that “doesnt” go away! But, the devil IS a liar!

I quickly RAN back to God. Repented and turned from my evil ways. At first I wept than felt sorry for myself but God pushed me through scripture reading, prayer, regular church attendance to stand on His Word, RISE UP and be the man that He called me and created me to be!

I DID!

By the end of the first month the vital signs begin to decrease. The second month, the vital signs were quite faint. AND by the third month there were NO vital signs of the disease AT ALL! HALLELUJAH! I was and STILL am healed to this day. King Jesus pushed me to dig in to His Word all the while He was giving me more of His power to get results in every arena of my life. I was and still am on fire!

Brothers and sisters continue to stand for our Lord and savior. If you stumble, KNOW that God IS a God of mercy, favor, grace AND love. He IS faithful to watch over His Word to perform and NEVER buy into the lies of condemnation. Remember, be a blessing BECAUSE we are blessed, in Jesus name. Love, Delton

I’ve been carrying so much on my back it’s weighed me down and left me feeling broken. The enemy used so many people to try to keep me chained and bound up, man took my innocence while on my back, my mother left me crying on my back, I’ve had to fight for my life while on my back. I took it all and didn’t even realize what the enemy tried to do, placing all this on little Ole me, he thought he had me, not so I am healed. I once was blind not seeing Jesus carrying the cross for me on His back, I once was deaf I didn’t hear Him sobbing as they whipped His back for me, I didn’t understand in my heart, He laid down His life, on His back in the grave, for three days just for me. My Lord has lifted every weight off my back and placed it on His I am free from every chain, I am healed from every bruise, as my King rose to glory I rise with Him no longer with my head hung down but high and lifted up. Just look what Jesus did for you and me.

God is great!!! I had many miracles in my life. Jesus is with me yesterday,today and tomarrow.
This is recent testimony which I promised I will share…..

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

I had severe sore throat for almost a month(Oct 2008). It was accompanied with 102 fever every evening. I was very very weak , so weak that I almost crawled at times.

I went to one Doctor first he said I have hyperthyroid and asked me to go for scan. I cried a lot and asked Sister (elder in my church) and her team to pray for me. I cried and prayed a lot. Sister told me that there is nothing. She gave me Nehemiah chapter 2 verse 2…

I went to my regular Doctor and she told me to go another scan but sister asked me not to go… but as satan persuaded me to go for another scan and they said its hypothyroid…

At this point I was very frustrated….they asked to go for blood check again(I had already done twice…)….

I decided not to go…….that scan evening, I asked lord to heal me with my sore throat and fever and PRAISE THE LORD, he healed me in just one evening… I was suffering from 5 weeks everyday……He just heard my cry and he healed me……
I will be going for another blood check and I know this is to show people that I am totally healed. AMEN.

Praise the lord….God is great…

The Lord Jesus is so good! He is our warm ray of light in a very dark world. Put all your trust in Jesus, He will never leave you or forsake you!

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God”
(Psalm 42:5 NIV).

God bless all of you for enriching my life with your words I came across this blog by accident and I'm so happy I did. This is truly inspiring.

When I read your blog I thought of this guy in this video who was born with no arms and legs and how hard his life must have been but he never let it get him down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW579icDRSA

I'm an avid reader, well, I WAS an avid reader before I had Sydney, my sweet babykins! Now time is hard to come by and I usually crave the pages of God's word so it really leaves little room for other books. BUT this book, called "A Message from God" by Retha and Aldo Mc Pherson is a MUST read.
My quick synopsis, Retha and her family are in a car accident that ejected her two sons from the vehicle...it was her eldest son that suffered severe injuries that left him fighting for his life in the ICU. Now before you get all scared about the "injury" part (like I did), the overarching story of how God was there, working in her son's life, on his behalf and also in her life is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I used to read about a book a week, and in comparison to all of the classic literature, autobiographies (my faves) and fiction I have read--not one has captivated my attention like "A Message from God." It's a fast read and you will not want to put it down. I hope everyone reads this book, it WILL change you.

One line from the book, the mom (Retha) always spoke LIFE and blessing over her children and also had them repeat it. Here is the phrase, "Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life" she said this and they said it in the first person back. I LOVE this. I've deemed it a new tradition in my family.

Here is the scripture it is taken from, translations vary with the word "love or mercy", Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (NIV)

The book reveals how powerful our words are and how speaking LIFE over a person can change the outcome of the circumstances when we are rooted in God. And we understand the tremendous impact of our words.

Here's the website: www.destinyimage.com

When I was 18 years old, my whole world was falling apart. My dad had finally decided to leave our family after a two-year separation from my mom. He decided to give up our beautiful home, a successful business and my mom, sister (even though she was married at the time) and me, in exchange for his mistress. I had more anger than I knew what to do with. I was disgusted and felt betrayed. I was even angry at my mom for putting up with him and his adulterous affairs (they were numerous).
Then it was time to head off to college and thought I thought I could create a crisis that would save my family. This is such a horrible idea, it scares me even to write it! I thought to myself, if I can get skinny enough to be hospitalized it would bring my dad back and he would realize how important we are to him. And I wouldn’t have my mom around to notice that I’m not eating. She was always really good at noticing things- a problem from my perspective at the time. I also thought it had a bonus included, I would get REALLY skinny and according to the secular world, skinny means adored by guys, envied by other girls, attractive and difficult to attain. I wanted to be among the few of the really skinny people, I almost saw it as a challenge. Like an elite club I wanted to be a part of.
So I began starving myself all day, but night came, as it always does, and I was REALLY hungry. So I would eat something, not a balanced meal mind you, but whatever was close by, it didn’t even matter because I was STARVING! One time I ate whole bag of Oreos, that belonged to my roommate. I felt physically sick for eating ALL of them and hated my self even more for ruining my “perfect plan” of starvation. I had always heard stories of girls who threw up their food and I thought, it was a good idea (it’s a horrible idea- if you were wondering). Here started the most difficult cycle only God was able to break.
The cycle of starving, binging and purging. I became more and more obsessed food, what and when I could have a binge- I always wanted to do be alone because I didn’t want anyone to see my weakness. I never wanted to look weak, like my mom seemed to me at the time (now she's my hero). I thought weak people got screwed over and I was determined never to be weak. But as the eating disorder grew bigger and stronger, I was grew weaker and my faith in God was the smallest it’s ever been. Funny how I became what I hated.
My plan backfired, big time. My face was swollen from all of the throwing up, my eyes looked blood shot and I had gained about 20lbs. This drove me even further into the cycle, as I became resolute in starving myself, my body became more resolute on needing food so I binged to fend off the hunger pangs and the cycle would begin again. At that point the purging was my attempt to purge the pain, the anger and the hurt. It was a violent way of dealing with myself.
I give you all of these details, hopefully not to make you depressed, but to show you how much I was a prisoner to this ridiculousness. God set me free. After a trip to a Christian counseling center for eating disorders (A Place of Hope in Oregon), I finally realized this thing was out of my control. I had actually tried to stop, many times, but to no avail. It was too big for me. But it wasn’t too big for God. Nothing is too big for God! I was captive and He set me free.

Luke 4:14-20 (New Living Translation)
16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Brought to tears by your site and your story not to mention the testimonies of your readers, may God bless you all!!

May God richly bless each and everyone of you who shared your walk with the Lord! I am Praising God for everyone of you! What a blessing you all are and more than that what a difference your testimony and walk with God are going to make in the world. The Holy Spirit will work many miracles through all of you! Jesus is coming soon!

When I was 18 years old, my whole world was falling apart. My dad had finally decided to leave our family after a two-year separation from my mom. He decided to give up our beautiful home, a successful business and my mom, sister (even though she was married at the time) and me, in exchange for his mistress. I had more anger than I knew what to do with. I was disgusted and felt betrayed. I was even angry at my mom for putting up with him and his adulterous affairs (they were numerous).
Then it was time to head off to college and thought I thought I could create a crisis that would save my family. This is such a horrible idea, it scares me even to write it! I thought to myself, if I can get skinny enough to be hospitalized it would bring my dad back and he would realize how important we are to him. And I wouldn’t have my mom around to notice that I’m not eating. She was always really good at noticing things- a problem from my perspective at the time. I also thought it had a bonus included, I would get REALLY skinny and according to the secular world, skinny means adored by guys, envied by other girls, attractive and difficult to attain. I wanted to be among the few of the really skinny people, I almost saw it as a challenge. Like an elite club I wanted to be a part of.
So I began starving myself all day, but night came, as it always does, and I was REALLY hungry. So I would eat something, not a balanced meal mind you, but whatever was close by, it didn’t even matter because I was STARVING! One time I ate whole bag of Oreos, that belonged to my roommate. I felt physically sick for eating ALL of them and hated my self even more for ruining my “perfect plan” of starvation. I had always heard stories of girls who threw up their food and I thought, it was a good idea (it’s a horrible idea- if you were wondering). Here started the most difficult cycle only God was able to break.
The cycle of starving, binging and purging. I became more and more obsessed food, what and when I could have a binge- I always wanted to do be alone because I didn’t want anyone to see my weakness. I never wanted to look weak, like my mom seemed to me at the time (now she's my hero). I thought weak people got screwed over and I was determined never to be weak. But as the eating disorder grew bigger and stronger, I was grew weaker and my faith in God was the smallest it’s ever been. Funny how I became what I hated.
My plan backfired, big time. My face was swollen from all of the throwing up, my eyes looked blood shot and I had gained about 20lbs. This drove me even further into the cycle, as I became resolute in starving myself, my body became more resolute on needing food so I binged to fend off the hunger pangs and the cycle would begin again. At that point the purging was my attempt to purge the pain, the anger and the hurt. It was a violent way of dealing with myself.
I give you all of these details, hopefully not to make you depressed, but to show you how much I was a prisoner to this ridiculousness. God set me free. After a trip to a Christian counseling center for eating disorders (A Place of Hope in Oregon), I finally realized this thing was out of my control. I had actually tried to stop, many times, but to no avail. It was too big for me. But it wasn’t too big for God. Nothing is too big for God! I was captive and He set me free.

Luke 4:14-20 (New Living Translation)
16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Here is the miracle of my life that ive always wanted to share

I got my son 8th march 2008.what seemed like a normal labour complicated when the baby got stuck since he had bold shoulders.they couldnt do a CS coz he had alreay engaged.i had like five doctors on me.four pressing me to push the baby out and one pulling out the baby.this went for two hours.it was horrible!!i thot i was gonna die.finally the baby was out he had to be resersitated for one hour.the doctors were sure he would be dead at birth but he wasnt.he was put on oxygen.i wished to wake up in the morning and find that i was dreaming.

due to lack of oxygen in his brain,he developed some sezures two days later.he had to be put on sedatives.to make matters worse he had a shoulder distortia on the left hand.its nerves were paralyesd.i used to cry my self out especially coz my hubby was out of the country and was so unsupportive .i would cry out to God and ak him why me.i pleaded to him to heal my son ina miraculous way.two weeks later i was discharged to continue wit the sedative and therepy for his hand.i would cry as i watched the therapists wring his hand and he cried so much.my weeks old baby.God is good!after 3 weeks of therapy he started moving his hand.i was so overjoyed.doctors had sed that the paralysis of the nevrves would either be permanent or temporal.they dint think it would be so fast!

he went on with the phenobab till 9 months.every visit to the ped being a positive one.he was happy with his progress and development.now he is almost 1 and 1/2 and he is at par with kids of his age/actually he is faster than most of them.he can walk,talk and do all things perfectly for his age.normally lack of oxygen would have coused CP or mental retardation but God is good and he fulfilled and answered my prayers.he turned my mourning into dancing.now more than ever i know am serving a living God.i now believe that if we call out to God he sees our tears and will wipe them away..celebrate and praise God with me.

“And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?” Judges 6:13

As I was standing in front of a small congregation of people, watching them pour up to the altar to get prayed over for healing, I was struck by the look on their faces of not only a hope that was pouring out from the depths of their souls, but the bright expectations of a childlike trust in God that they would be healed and delivered out of the afflictions that had plagued them for who knows how long. The hope was like a bright light that had suddenly pierced into the darkness of their lives, and their expectations were like a newly found energy that gives birth to a burst of inspiration that God has visited them. And there I was standing in front of them, clueless, scared to death and wondering, “Oh God, what do I do now?”

The church is in Africa, but my lack of faith was still rooted in America. I don’t do miracles. I just preach the Gospel. I don’t know how to call up the supernatural, or snap my fingers and bring forth miraculous healings. I don’t have any stupid self-help book to rely on like, “The 5 Points to Supernatural Healings”. It’s just me – just me, God, and these desperately needy people. But God healed them anyway – the sick, the lame, the deaf, and the desolate. All of them … in spite of me.

It happens all the time over there. But why do we not see this kind of power exhibited over here in America? Where are the miracles that our forefathers saw a couple of generations ago? Where did God go?

Well, the truth is that there really are miracles here — we just don’t see them in our modern sophisticated churches. In my little town alone, I have seen a lady with 4th Stage Cancer healed, a little girl with AIDS healed, a man with Leukemia immediately cured, and many more. I just had breakfast with a man who popped out of a coma just minutes before they were going to pull the plug on him. He was considered medically dead, but God is not constrained by even the threshold of Death. He is only constrained by the lack of serious prayer.

Where is this miraculous manifestation of the power of God in our churches today? Why don’t we see this anymore? Something is missing. There is a disconnect between what we read in the Scriptures and what we see in church.

The answer, as usual, came out of the clear, blue sky. Literally.

If God were to pour out His mighty power and bring forth a multitude of unfettered healings on our churches in America today, He would be setting His seal of approval on an apostate church, and by doing so, would be holding them back from the place of broken-hearted repentance that is so desperately needed to restore them to revival. He loves us more than that.

"God is going to heal you ...."

We met Alton a couple months ago and visited with him in his home on the river. A couple days later, I heard God asking me to call Alton and to give him this "word of knowledge:" "I hear the God saying that He is going to heal you of something. I don't know what is wrong with your health or what He will require of you, but God says that your body is not getting enough oxygen and He is going to do a miraculous healing."

Alton said that he had not been to a doctor and that I was scaring him. I told him that God's purpose was not to scare him but the "word of knowledge" was given to let him know beforehand that he would have a miraculous healing (when he needed it.) I explained that the devil has a plan to take him out early, like he did two of his children but that he won't get a chance to, because God will heal him. We kept in touch and became good friends. I prayed for his health.

Monday a week ago, Alton called to say that he had gone to the Doctor and that his chest x-ray was bad on both sides (lung cancer.) He would be having a CT-Scan within a week and was very interested in us praying for him. Two ladies and I went over to pray and to give him a little booklet of John. I took his hands and told him, "God is not only going to give you a miraculous healing but He wants to work through you, like partnering with you, to heal others and to show them His love." We encouraged him to study God's love and miraculous healing in the New Testament and to agree with God continuously about his own healing.

He had the CT-scan and called today to give me the results. He sounded tearful and asked me to sit down. The office had called to tell him that his CT-scan was completely clear except for a small scar from the past! He is so overjoyed. He says everyone has been calling him to find out if he has lung cancer and he is telling them that God has given him a miraculous healing instead. In fact, he is telling them the whole story from the "word of knowledge" on. Now that's something to praise God about! That's why Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the LIFE! Our salvation is for our health: body, soul and spirit!

God is so much nicer than people think! Even lung cancer has to bow to Jesus!

So happy He healed you of the lung cancer that you had, I hope you stay clear of it forever.

I`m Matt, I`m from Hungary. I first met God in my first year of college in 2001. My roommate was a great man of God, he started this bible club at the University, and he always asked me, if I want to come or not. Few month later I decided to go and I started to hear the gospel. Last year spring I accepted the fact that God exists and Jesus saved me. I thought that I have been saved and I`m a believer. But I only gave my mind to God, and not my heart and my whole self. After that, I wasn`t really satisfied. I didn`t know what but I was still missing something. The sentences like: `God is always with me` didn`t mean anything to me just some far and religious words.

In January 2006 I came to Colorado to work at CSU. One day before Easter 2006 I don`t know why but I was thinking of God, things like I missed my church at home. I was praying to Him to show me some really good people of God, I needed some guidance. That day later I was going home from work to my apartment, and that guy (Brett-thanks dude!) appeared in front of me and started to asking me questions about God.

We met next week and studied the Bible and talked a lot about God and what He did for us, how He loves us. I started to realize that I haven`t made the decision to follow Christ, I haven`t died to myself to rise again in Jesus, and be a son of God! On the 22th of April I made that decision, and the next Sunday I got baptized! From then on I can feel God all around me! He was all the time (and will be forever) with me even if I didn`t realized Him. He gives me more and more power day after day, and I thank Him with all my heart that He saved me and showed me the Truth!

`Soli Deo Gloria`
`Only God Has The Glory`

When I was baptized I had a prophesy from the Pastor that I will preach the Gospel in dark places where it never been heard! ( I am excited!)

I would like to share my story of deliverance, and the wonderful things God did in my life. I’m a young, single mother of 3, and several years ago I was lost and living a sinful life as a high school drop out and stripper. I battled depression, alcohol, and drug addiction for many years before I finally called on God. I remember coming home from work at 3am and feeling lower than a human could ever feel. I didn’t know how to get out of that dark, deep pit I fell into as a teen mom. The only thing I could do was fall to the ground and beg God to help me. Well, he did!
He brought me out of that horrible lifestyle and gave me everything I needed to be a good mother. In addition, through Christ, I have overcome the curse of depression, alcohol, and drug addiction that has plagued my family for generations.

Also, I just graduated from nursing school and I’m a soon to be RN with a heart full of passion to help others. Without GOD, I would have never made it out of that horrible, empty life I was living. He lead me to nursing school, gave me intelligence to excel in my studies, and provided everything I needed to provide for my children while only working part-time during school…And I have never received child support and I own my own house and car! I feel that my life is a perfect example of how great, almighty, and merciful our GOD is. I’ll never leave his wings, he has blessed me more than I ever thought he would that night I cried out to him!

I just want to say that no matter how bad your situation may be, if you turn to God he can save you and give you your heart’s desire. He had great plans for me all along and I am so grateful he has given me a second chance. God says,”For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not harm you BUT give you hope and a future! Trust GOD, he is so amazing!

Another experience I wanted to share

Coming from Israel I was not use to having a maid, but the urgency of those women receiving a job forced me to employ one. Regina, our sweet maid, served us faithfully for seven years. Then one day while asking her to offer a cup of coffee to a black sister in Yeshua, she refused harshly. Not understanding this kind of behavior I warned her that disobedience will not work. Since she would not prepare the coffee, while I was willing to prepare it, she took her things and left, just like that!

After seven months passed she came back, and explained that, “Being born a Zulu (an African Tribe) I could not serve another tribe.” She served us another three years, until we moved to New Zealand. During those seven months I had seven maids. None fit.

The last maid was a Catholic woman who desired to have this job, and told me that she was a Christian. I was glad. After we talked I understood that she wasn’t a born again believer. So I prayed for her. The next morning she woke up, all shaky, her hands covering her face. She said, “Madam, Madam, I can not watch! HE IS HERE! ”
She was seeing an outside vision.

After the visit ended she calmed down and said to me, “I saw Yeshua standing in the hallway of your home with six angels standing at His right and six angels standing at his left, singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.’”

Then she said, “Yeshua told me: ‘IF YOU WANT TO BE MY CHILD, YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE!’”

For her that was a tall request and she explained to me why. She said, “I have seen with my own eyes, how two black men CUT INTO PIECES my dear flesh and blood brother, whom I loved! And Yeshua asked me to forgive them! ”

I was speechless. That was a hard case! How could I help her? She then added the most important part. “Those two men, who murdered my brother, are Christians today!” Then she told me that her last words to Yeshua were, “Help me Lord, to forgive, for I am willing and I want to be your child!”

And what about us? Have we forgiven our brothers? It may be that Yeshua is asking us to forgive His brothers, the Jews.

It may be we have not really understood the reason of His Coming, and of His Dying on the Cross, and of His Sufferings, and HAVE NOT FORGIVEN.

Yes children of God, the Father AND Yeshua CHOSE for Him to die so that ALL who receive Him may be saved and may have Eternal Life! Not the Jews, nor the Romans killed Yeshua!

For OUR SAKE He was SENT, and He CHOSE to die the kind of death that He died.

Genesis 2:8; Genesis 45:5; Daniel 9:24″27; Isaiah Chapter 53. Real love, ‘agape’ love, unconditional love, REQUIRES FORGIVENESS! Are we willing?

I am greeting you in the name our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am from Sudan, born in a Christian family, married to Christian and have a two year old boy. I faced some problems when I was 4 – 15 years old. I am the first born of my mother and my mother came from a non believer family; they only believe in cobra which is a snake. Because of my culture, when a first child is born, a child grows up in his uncle’s home. So when I was born I went to my uncle’s home. My grand mom, father and their children were there. They all believed in that cobra they used to pray to on Saturday and Sunday. They used to tell me to go and take the milk to where the cobra is. I went alone to take the milk up to where snake was and give the milk to the cobra and the cobra drank the milk. When it finished, I came back in peace and that became a chore until I was 11 years old. I used to play with snake and nothing could happen to me–all became normal to me because I became one of the believers. Also from that time I used to find things that were lost in the forest. They used to tell me that “you are one who became a true believer of the cobra because those lucky things were given to you by cobra not by something else.
At the age of 12 my father came and took me to his home which is my birth place there I started to go to school in a church very far from our area. If I go to school during my coming from there I used to get snakes to play with them running and running after them. Also when I came home at the time of sleep, I used to sleep with one cobra beside me, which means it is protecting me from all dangers at night. My uncle used to come and tell my father that this boy needs more care because if you are going to take him to church, it will cause more problems. My father refused to listen to my uncle.
To make the story short, this problem went on for three years with my parents. My father was bitten by a cobra when he was about to take the snake that we used to sleep with. I and my father went to Gambella town to a hospital. When my father got well, he told me not to go back home to the village and to just follow the school in Presbyterian elementary school. He left me with one of his brothers’ houses. Until I came to know God through one of the evangelists who used to come and preach the words of God telling me in a different way that God is one in every corner of the world and there is no other God than Jesus Christ and also through a different verse in the Bible. I became baptized in 1990. I start praying for my parents and my mom’s parents which are my uncle’s family to be free from those devilish things. We all became free of that devil cobra and we are enjoying the life of Jesus Christ .
I am very happy when I get to this part to tell you what had been going on in my life. I want every one to pray for me as we are Christians. Your prayer will help me throughout my life time. My prayer: May god keep your words, health and families in the right position and that you would not be tempted by devils. AMEN!
Your brother in Christ,
DING BIDIT DOOR

My life was never expected or wanted.I grew up in the worst part of the ghetto.Being raised by grandma with more siblings that hope.I had always been a very depressed child being abused sexually by multiple family members and very poor.

As a teen I was a cutter and scuicidal.I was very rebellious, smoking, drinking,being permiscuous and running away.Until, I had decided to give my life to Christ at seventeen years old.I had always been raised in church but never really understood or cared.But when I was at my lowest and knew that I was in trouble.I realized that there was only one name to call on,Jesus.

I found out that I was pregnant with my first child the next day and my life began a downward spiral in the natural.But in the spirit I was getting stronger and wiser.I had two children by the age of nineteen,with no education and a abusive husband.Everything was going wrong but on the inside of me God was doing a good work.

To make a long story short I am now re-married to a wonderful man of God.I got my education and I am a youth minister studying Biblical counseling.My husband and I are dedicated Evangelist.I just want to say that it took me so long to see the results of my faith and I had to sow many seeds of tears.

But when you give your life to God and make him the Lord of your life, do not be decived, your life will be turned upside down.Things did not get better in my life when I did.It seemed to get worst! But be encouraged, after a long suffering, if you truly love God and endure, you will reap a mighty harvest.Praise the Lord!God is faithful.Amen.When I felt most alone and weary God lifted me up out of the gutter of homelessness,addiction and abuse.

Thanks to the love, wisdom,and faithfullness of God,I am not just a statistic of society.My life is a shining testimony of strength and not death.I am achieiving my dreams with God intended favor.The Lord has blessed me to never face a day alone.

I was born in 1963 in the Ukraine, in the city of Maveerka. My parents were Believers. Since early childhood I knew about God the Savior. At school I learned the price of our faith in the Living God. My home-room teacher set the class against me and against my will initiated me into the Oktobrists (Children of the October Revolution). During this initiation I was punched in the nose and was left bleeding. My father was often called in and threatened that his children would be taken away and put into a state run boarding school.

At the age of 17 I received Jesus as my personal Savior. Our family had 13 children and the local newspapers wrote about us often, saying that we were not being brought up properly, not in the ''spirit of the times.''

In 1982 1 was drafted into the army, and sent to Moscow. At the same time my father tragically died. From the first day, after the officers and soldiers found out about my faith in God, they decided to ''reform'' me. Every day I was questioned by the political instructor on suspicion of spying. I was reprimanded and prepared for exile. All of this created a genuine interest toward God in many soldiers; the God I was telling everybody so much about! A criminal case that was initiated against me by the commandant's office was soon closed as many of the soldiers were indignant and took my side.

After my time in the service I was married in 1986, and have a wonderful family with three children. Prior to my depar ture to the U.S. I lived in Karachaevo, which is in the Cherkess Autonomous Region, where I served as a youth group leader at a local church. Already the Lord had blessed me toward missionary service in starting mobile libraries, telling people about the Lord and having small home Bible studies. I distributed Bibles in our region for the Gideon's and also worked with the “Light of the Gospel'' missionary organization of Rovno.

When I came to the U.S. I was worried about being separated from the job that God had given me to do. What I didn't know was that He prepared and sent people here who understand my language but do not know their Messiah. While serving as a deacon at a Russian church, I soon un derstood that I needed to focus on certain missions among Jewish people with whom the Lord had joined me. And the Lord has been blessing! On August 15,1998 I was ordained as pastor of Congregation Hope of Israel in Den ver. I am also head of Russian outreach at Menorah Ministries and the director of the Menorah Russian-Jewish Center in Denver, CO

I was born in raised in a god-believing family. No we didn’t go church for personal reasons due to my parents choices of not going to each-others church but yes we were believers of christ. When i was 7 years old dad would pay me to read the bible ( obviously money was my motivation for just about anything at the time ). As I grew up reading the bible slowly strayed away from me and I continued to live life. At the age of 13 I suffered severe loneliness, then at 14 I went through depression and turned to witchcraft for answers. Half the year I was in Australia for dad had work there , then we moved back to New Zealand when his 6 months was up overseas. Long story short I was haunted in everynight , saw a demon face on my window, lights went on and off, couldn’t even sleep with the lights on either. Every night was a torment for me but i didn’t know at the time it was because of the witchcraft i had commited early on in the year. I’d try to call on the lord and read my bible but my faith was lacking and i still followed my ways of witchcraft. We then decided to move to Australia and that calmed things down a bit. New Environment. It didn’t seem that god was talking to me but he was. Going through depression I only stuck to one bible verse ( Mathew 6:34) because of the paranoia i suffered from smoking ciggarettes everyday. At the age of 15 I prayed and asked god for new friends, eversince he answered my prayer a passion blew up in me and it was never- ending. At 16 I decided to get baptized , had demons haunting me every night that i went to church. One night i prayed and they all went away, no more dreams , no more visits. At 17 my last year of school the lord was trying to talk to me through dreams and through other people but i ignored him and went my own way. I didn’t realise that i had played the role backwards. Instead of repenting and giving my heart to god and then getting baptized, i got baptized first and forgot about the rest and went my own way still. I strayed for awhile still sinning in my pleasures until I hit 19. The lord exposed my sins to other people in dreams they would have about me. Hard to believe ? Not so. I would be confronted about the sins i commited and soon enough alot of people found out. I then realised how shamed & guilty i felt and thought about the lord dying on the cross and cried my eyes out . I knew that i was guilty of sin and guilty of running away from the lord. That’s when the lord decided to show me how powerful he really was. After all that i then one day fell on my knees and surrendered to the lord and gave my heart to him. And boy did it feel good ! I felt a great sense of protection, satisfaction and all my voids were filled with his love and presence and mercy. I then ran away from the lord because of the shame & guilt i was feeling , it was so bad that i could’ve commited suicide , but thank the lord for he kept encouraging me to hold on for another week…and another….and another… and here i am today. I confessed my sins, asked to be covered with his mercy and grace . I then came back home and straight away gave him control and felt like everything was being taken over by the lord above. As soon as i forgave those who have hurt me he covered up all my pain and to my surprise i can’t even remember half the things that happened ! Actually as soon as i forgave them he erased all of it ! The only memories i get of them now is when they really friendly to me…… And here I am today. I don’t know where i’d be without him, he is merciful yet loving and caring. Praise the lord =]

Praise The Lord Andrea! You are great! My father was in the Navy during WWII and you are right, with Christ we can endure all hardships! I like Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen too!

i am living with lupus. I know it's not cancer, but finding out I'm sick completely changed my life. It made me think about death and the future and I knew I had no real faith so I went in search of it and found God. Sad to say if not for lupus, I never would have found Him and since i found God, my life has changed so much for the better! I feel like a weight is lifted off.

I am scarred to post. I feel though, that I almost need to.

My name is Berdita and I am now in my 30s and in my almost 4 decades of life, I've gone thru a lot. I was molested by foster families, beaten, pregnant at the age of 15 and I gave my baby up for adoption. I couldn't kill her or abort her and I recently got in contact with her recently which has been one of the Lord's biggest blessings. I hope this isn't 2 long but I just wanted to share since you want to know!

I gave her up when I was 15 because I didn't want people I lived with who fostered me to hurt her. The family that got her was good and kind people who raised her to be smart and so Christian. Its a miracle of God.

I was 15 whn I gave her up and at 21 I found out I had cysts in my overies and I had to have them removed because they were polycystic and I had stage 1 ovarian cancer. My heart broke because I thought my life was over.

I went to school and worked 2 jobs. God my AA degree and got a decent job and met a decent guy who loved me so much and introduced me to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible. He is a born Catholic and born again Christian an dhe love and accepted me despite my past and my lack of fertility. We've been married for 15 years now and I love him so much. He's such a kind, decent and gentle guy who not only gave me love and acceptance but gave me God which I never knew growing up in my hard life.

I recently got a call and a letter from a girl named Seraphina and I met her and her mom and found out she was my baby I gave away. Her parents are very good Christians and I've had the pleasure of knowing them for 4 years and my birth daughter for the same amount of time. Like my husband they are so loving and kind and accepting. God bless all of them. I'm so thankful because my life is so full today. God is amazing and even if you think you're not worth of Him you ARE.!!! God loves everyone, even if they did bad things as long as they repent.

I hope this was ok for me to post. I just was so touched by what you wrote and wanted to add in my story to show people that there is life after heartache, life after tragedy and the only way to have a GOOD life is through God.

God bless you and may you stay Cancer free forever!!

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