One of my favorite testimonies of all time is from my friend Susan from CT.
Susan shares: By the age of 29 all the pain and dysfunction of my life caught up with me. I never sought emotional healing from my parents tumultuous divorce and the abandonment from each of my family members that left me living on my own by the age of 17. Recently divorced myself and without a job, suicide appeared to be a viable option. I turned to New Age for answers. However, the more I studied the more confused I became.
New Age takes many teachings from different Spiritual disciplines. I knew they couldn’t all be true. In search for some answers I took the tools I learned from New Age and began to meditate. My focus became to seek for the absolute truth.
My meditations began in small increments and then I began increasing the length of my sessions each day. I became consumed with wanting to know the absolute truth. The more I meditated the easier it was for me to enter and focus. My meditations increased to 2-4 hours with no loss of focus.
At this time I was seeking for what the truth was. Then one day I entered into a mediation and I saw a bright light. I stayed focused on the light and Jesus appeared to me in a vision. He told me that He was the way, the truth and the life.
I had the answer I was looking for however, I did not find joy or relief in the answer. I was honestly very angry that the truth was Jesus. New Age allows for autonomy and control in ones’ own life. My view of Christianity was skewed. I saw the God of Christianity as one who had a lot of rules that must be obeyed and I had no desire to go to church with Christians who I felt acted elitist.
After a two week wrestle with God I chose to turn my life over to Jesus and receive the life that was available to me through the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross. I searched and found that some Christians did have a lot of freedom and happiness. Some were very giving and humble and not elitist at all. These were the Christians who were truly like Christ.
His life did change me and my life; not rules, or living my life by a certain standard. It was His life that He laid down in love to give to me and anyone else who chooses to receive His life through grace.
He healed my wounded heart as He promised in Isaiah 61 and continues to reveal Himself to me as I continue to seek Him. My personal testimony is also a testimony to His word –
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Susan Noviello is now a Christian with a prophetic gift that blesses everyone she encounters.
Everyone dreams at night but not everyone remembers their dreams. I have been a dreamer and have remembered most of my dreams since I was a young girl. God took me on a journey to see how he spoke through dreams in the Bible before He gave me my very first significant dream. We were moving from Texas to Connecticut and we needed to sell two houses, our primary house and a rent house. The rent house had been on the market for about 5 months and we were about to put our house up for sale. We went to pray over our rent house and began talking with our realtor about listing our house. Soon after I had a dream that the first person who came to look at our house would make a full offer. My dream even revealed what we should list as the selling price, which was higher than what the realtor thought we should ask. We listed our house for sale and every morning I woke up and said “The first person who looks at our house is going to buy it.” Two weeks went by and no one looked at our house but I had great faith that this was going to happen. At exactly three weeks since we listed it, on a Sunday morning, we got a call that someone wanted to see our house. I cleaned a little extra and we headed off to church. For the first time, my faith wavered. I had all these thoughts in my head that said it wasn’t going to happen. “I am not sure if they are going to like our house” I said. My husband said, “You have been saying for three weeks that the first person who looks at our house is going to buy it and believe me, they are.” Thankfully he had great faith at that moment. We were told that the people wanted to look at the house again, a great sign! We waited but they didn’t call back for a few days. Then we got a call that they didn’t want to look at the house again because they had just put in an offer. The offer was very close what we were asking. We countered and they agreed. Then we got a call that there was an offer on our rent house. God sold our houses sold in record time at a time when houses were not selling very well. We were so thankful and we began a journey where we realized that God does speak through dreams.
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