A beautiful journey of absolute pleasure in knowing the Lord and His eternal love.
Being one that was brought up in a Hindu home performing all the rituals that a Hindu performs. Everyday will start with praying to the sun, then praying in front of the lamp surrounded by many frames and pictures of Hindu idols on the walls. This continued for many years.
My family and I attended many prayer functions, which was supposed to bring peace in our lives but brought more disruption.
My sister who followed the same path that I did gave her heart to Jesus in March 2014. At that time I was upset with her, I even accused her of betraying our family. My words then to her was “I was born a Hindu, and I will die a Hindu”
This was my confession to my sister but the Lord had other plans for me. And so my beautiful journey began.
It was a Sunday morning in September 2014, as I stood in my dining room looking out into the pool area, I had a vision of Jesus standing amongst the trees.
This baffled me, because I couldn’t understand how me being a Hindu would have a vision of Christ. Anyway this was just the beginning as I would have visions of the Lord daily.
And as the visions would progress the desire that I had to pray in front of the lamp was totally gone, and it was not by choice but the Lord was doing a complete transformation in my life. I was being released from this bondage that I lived for many years.
I was being reminded that I am here for a purpose and God had great plans for me. I am “The Chosen One”
I am special and unique for I was made in His image (Genesis 1:27)
One day I lay on my bed, closed my eyes and I have this vision of Jesus with a beautiful blue light emanating from around Him.
I would see flashes of Him in my room, on the lounge walls. He would be everywhere. His message to me
“I will never leave you nor forsake you”
At the time of my newfound experiences I would listen to worship songs, and my all time favourite was “Yeshua”
Yeshua, Yeshua, Yeshua my Prince of Peace, my Knight in shining armour for You have brought me out of the darkness and into the light. You are my Jehovah Jireh… You provide for me all the days of my life.
You are Jehovah Shalom…You bring peace so much of peace that I never knew before.
You give me hope like your word says “You shall make us the head and not the tail, above and not beyond” (Deuteronomy 28:13)
I will soar like the eagle for you are the wind beneath my wings, I will reach great heights. Nothing and no one can bring me down for “Greater is He that is in me,than He that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
Now I had the wonderful experience of hearing the above words from my Abba Father. I spoke to someone close to me once and this person had complained to me about how they were belittled because they did not have a vast knowledge on Christianity. This troubled me and I remember asking myself how people can be so nasty as God loves us all equally no matter what our circumstances are. After questioning this I heard God tell me “Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world”
This is the awesome God we serve never failing, a God that is Pure Love.
He shows Himself to us in times when we most need the comfort and love…which reminds me of when I was living my life as a Hindu, in times of heartache I would cry out to the Gods for peace, for comfort but to no avail, days were still bleak and my heart was still heavily burdened.
I am soo grateful to God for saving me, bringing me out of the darkness and into the light, breaking my chains and setting me free from the bondages that I lived through for many years.
Talk about trials and tribulations in living the Christian life…many have reminded me of this at the beginning of my journey. I confess that I have experienced many obstacles but through it all I held my head high and went forth knowing what I wanted. This girl was on a mission a mission to take on anyone for what I believe in I am an ambassador for Christ and I want to shout it out to the world.
Like all my testimonies I consider to be powerful, there is one I want to reflect on that amazed me.
As I went along on this journey of mine, my husband who is still a Hindu was observing my actions and he was not pleased that I turned to the Lord, and so this episode began.
It was a Friday evening the devil was really working on causing disruption. My husband approached me about all I was doing. He had observed me not praying and worshipping the idols or anything to do with Hinduism. He gave me an ultimatum, he said to me to choose between him and Jesus. Then he asked me to pack my bags as he was taking me to my parents as there was no place in his life for me if I was going to worship Jesus. This reaction came down on me like a ton of bricks, emotions ran high.
Anyway I went to my mums and that night was a difficult night for me, I couldn’t fall asleep as I was so hurt and being away from my family under the circumstances was unbearable. When I did fall asleep, after many tears, I had a dream of a skeleton in a black cloak, and my words to the skeleton were “you cannot come against the plans of God in my life”
As soon as these words came out of my mouth, I look to my side and I see a few closed doors and on the door handles hung little crosses. The next morning I tried to come up with an explanation for this dream, anyway I had an opportunity of speaking to a missionary later that day, and he confirmed that Jesus was telling me that no matter the hurdles I face in life, that He died on the cross for me. That He will always be there for me.
That Sunday, I had the opportunity of going to church, I was ecstatic about going to church. Service was amazing, during which everyone stood up and prayed and as I closed me eyes, I have this vision of a forest, amongst the green foliage stood a huge cross and perched on the cross was a dove, and as I looked up into the sky, the clouds were parting as if the heavens were opening to receive me.
The warm amazing feeling that I had within me at that time is one that I experienced many times during my visions of this awesome God we serve.
He is Yeshua, the only true living God. He is Alpha and Omega, He is beginning and end. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
It is truly an honour to be serving such an amazing God.