I identified as a Christian for many years before I actually started living my life by The Bible. Before that, I didn’t really experience God’s presence and power in my life the way believers in The Bible did.
In 2013, I met a young woman who shared testimonies from her life and the lives of people she knew. The testimonies she shared were similar to the manifestations of God in the Bible and I was in awe hearing them.
When she shared them and spoke about God, it was as if she knew Jesus on an intimate level. I had never heard anyone speak of Him that way before and I wanted that intimacy with God for myself.
As I continued spending time with her, she shared how Christians are supposed to live a godly life. I had never really been exposed to such teachings, but as I heard her talk The Holy Spirit convicted me and drew me into a deeper walk with Christ.
Step by step, The Spirit of God convicted me of things in my life I needed to change and as I did, I started experiencing Christ’s presence and power in my life like never before.
One of the main areas of my life that God changed, was leading me to turn away from my worldly life. For example, I used to work in the secular music industry as well as do things like party, drink, and occasionally use marijuana. Those are things that a Christian shouldn’t take part in, but they had become very normal to me because of the worldly influences in my life.
I also started developing a devotional life by praying and fasting regularly. It was after a period of prayer and fasting that The Lord showed me I needed to leave my job in the music industry. Leaving that line of work was a turning point in my journey with Christ because afterward, I started experiencing more of the supernatural.
As I’m sharing my personal testimony, I just want to encourage anyone who desires to have a more intimate relationship with Jesus and truly see His power working in their lives. You can do that by developing a stronger prayer life and living a lifestyle centered on the teachings of The Bible.
The truth is that Jesus loves everyone, however, sin weakens God’s power in our lives and that’s why out of His love for us He tells us to turn away from sin.
I have personally seen the fruit of living by the Word and am certain if you apply it to your life, you will see change and experience Christ’s power in your life.
Luke 11:28 NIV
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”