My life began on the outskirts of India. I was an eight-year-old girl going to a Hindu temple every day for years. I was not a joyful child or an adult. In my twenties, about this time in November, I had some friends invite me to Thanksgiving dinner, I didn’t go. Then they invited me for Christmas Eve dinner, I decided to go! We had dinner and a discussion about God started, suddenly before I realized, it was 2 AM! I took the Bible home that they gave me. Read Genesis and Revelation as I decided to read the introduction and conclusion to get an overview of the Bible. Starting around 2 am on that day I read, then finished around 6 am and called my friends feeling confused! My friends invited me over for breakfast, they talked to me about the Old Testament prophecies and how they came true in the New Testament. We kept meeting for 4 days for 12 hours a day as they were trying to show me that the Biblical events happened in reality. On the 4th day, I pressured the friends to show me how to convert. I look back and realize how God humbled me during the years prior.
As a new believer, I did not have a strong foundation. I read the Bible but it was about knowledge, not spiritual growth. I am blessed to have many mature Christians over the years who help me grow. I am seeing the fruit of the Spirit in me and others who have known me before I came to Christ have also commented on how I am different. Looking back it’s amazing how the Lord has transformed me. I am thankful that I am forgiven and loved by God, which leads me to love and serve God and others more. I came to believe in my heart that Jesus is interceding for me 24-hours a day and He wants my life to be used for His glory and for my sanctification. I now have the pleasure of reading, praying, and listening to the Lord daily with discernment and humility. If you are a newer believer or seeking, I am praying for you to experience God’s love and kindness towards you. The above is a brief testimony of God’s faithfulness in taking a broken person and giving an abundant and joyful life in Him