Just thought I’d pop on and introduce myself. I joined here only this morning and, since then, have had an amazing experience. I read about being baptized in the Holy Spirit, followed what it said when I prayed and, unbelievably, I can now speak in tongues!
To say I am gobsmacked is an understatement. I walked up to pre-school to collect my son and talked in tongues the whole time. Our church is right by the pre-school so I popped in to see if the pastor was in – he was so we had a chat. He asked me if I wanted to pray so I just said ‘praise the Lord, Amen’, he started to pray in tongues and then I was off again – all these funny noises coming from me. It was MAGICAL!!!
This afternoon I have been asking myself is it real or did I just want it so much I sort of made it up? I know this isn’t the case – it is a gift, a wonderful gift.
I have suffered from depression since 2003 and been on antidepressants (still am). However since I became a Christian in February 2009 and found my wonderful church and pastor I have a new meaning in life. Sure I have had hard times, but I’ve kept going. Only in July I was stood at church in floods of tears with the pastor outside counselling me and a couple of days later he anointed me. However since then I have found a new inner confidence and am thriving.
I am reading a lovely book called ‘9 o’clock in the morning’ which is all about baptism in the Holy Spirit. I have only recently started it and thought I want some of that so I can pray easier and it will enhance my relationship with God. I searched on the internet to get ideas and this was the first site I came to. The rest is history.
Goodness, sorry I didn’t mean to ramble but it all came out! I look forward to getting to know all of you and sharing experiences together.