True Stories

Now There is Light in My Life


Aaron speaks of being drawn out of a life he wasn’t happy with:

I found God through a search engine via the Internet. Looking back on my life I can now see, that it was actually God’s kindness that lead me to repentance.

I was 17 years old and in my last year of school, my peers were constantly asked this question “what are you going to do with your life?” This question was mostly aimed at our chosen careers. Personally I was more concerned about what sort man I was becoming, because at that time I hated who I was and hated what I was becoming, I wanted to change.

Lust and addiction were two big problems in my life. Jesus said if the light with in you is darkness how great is that darkness? With any addiction, you feel hopeless and trapped. The word of God showed me later that this was sin and that I was enslaved to sin. Within the next year God was calling me out of Egypt, out of the bondage of sin.

I printed out a prayer from the website for strength over temptation of lust. For the first time in my life I prayed. I went to my room, closed the door, got down on my knees bowed my head and prayed to my Father who is unseen.

The next morning something happened. When you’re an addict you chase the next hit, you don’t care about people, you only care about yourself. It affects your entire life. That morning after that faithful prayer, there was a peace like I have never ever had in my entire life, I had the strength to say no to temptation, it was my first spark of belief, and my first love that I will never forget.

The website encouraged me to pray for a good church. So that’s exactly what I did. Not long later, through God’s hand a man handed me a pamphlet and he said “have you ever heard about the miracle of speaking in tongues?” I looked down at the pamphlet and it said “You are personally invited to our church”.

I smiled and thanked God that day for answering my prayer. God had lead me to freedom through Acts 2:38. I was baptized by full immersion and filled with the Holy Ghost with the biblical sign of speaking in a new tongue. My life, changed forever.