Personal Story: Matt
I went to Sunday school, like kids do. Learned about Bible characters – Adam & Eve, Noah, David & Goliath, Jesus. I had no idea what was going on, but they were nice, fun stories. That’s all they were though… stories. Stories that were stuck in the pages of a book that I struggled to bring to life in my imagination.
As I grew older I started to pick up on people’s general cynicism towards religion. People who had had powerless encounters with an unknown and distant God – a God who occupied the pages of some old, dusty book. I didn’t want that to be my experience and fortunately my life has been absolutely transformed.
God offers every person an incredible gift – it’s called the Holy Spirit. It is this Holy Spirit that lives in me and connects me directly to the living God. As the bible outlines, I was baptised (full immersion) and God freely gives me so many things. Not only does He provide a prayer language – known as speaking in tongues – for people to communicate with Him, He also becomes real in your day to day life. No children’s stories; no vague imaginations. No cynicism.
God is as real today as He has always been. He answers prayers, He gives you peace, He heals your body and mind. If your experience with God doesn’t sound like this, check Him out again.
Matt – Wellington Revival Church
September 14, 2020
September 01, 2020
May 26, 2020