Saved and Healed from Alcohol and Smoking Addiction, as well as Agoraphobia
It all started when a church called Christian Assemblies bought the house next door and became our immediate neighbours. As time went by we became really friendly and liked all the people who came around the house to help with the complete renovation of the house and the grounds. The more we talked, the more interested we became in hearing how real God was today, that the Bible was His Holy Word; how everything they did and believed was backed up by scriptures in the Bible. Miracles still happen, healings, wonders, all still happen in the world today. My husband, Stewart and I found out that there is power in prayer. He was drinking a lot of alcohol and one day he prayed while driving his car to a concert, that the Lord would take away his craving for alcohol, in the Name of Jesus. When he got home that night after the concert and he asked me to pour his usual drink, whisky. He could not drink it as it tasted so awful. He poured another glass himself as he thought I had put the wrong water in it, but it tasted just as bad. From that night onwards, he has never had or even wanted an alcoholic drink.
Stewart and I found out that there is power in prayer!
The same happened with me and cigarettes. All I did was ask the Lord to take away my craving for cigarettes, in the Name of Jesus. The next cigarette I put to my lips, I felt immediately very sick. I have never touched another cigarette since then. I know that I will never have another one. We both knew that God is real and answers prayer and we were baptised very soon afterwards. We knew from the Bible that we must repent and be baptised and receive the Holy Spirit ACTS 2:38.
Two nights before I was saved, Stewart fetched my little Bible down from the attic which Mum had given me in 1952 and she had written a scripture in the front page. So I looked it up, it was:
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths." PROVERBS 3:5-6. One thing that frightened me was, when I realised that there is going to be a Judgment Day and we will all have to give an account to God of what we did in our lives here on earth.
I must not forget to mention here that my agoraphobia, which I suffered from for many years has completely gone. Praise the Lord for this great miracle. The fear I had to go places has disappeared and I can go anywhere. Also my singing voice which left me for eighteen years is back. Praise the Lord for this healing. Many miracles have happened to us both, and our lives have become so full and meaningful with the Lord. I wouldn't change it for anything.