Waiting patiently for the Lord's timing
My name is Anna and I want to tell you how the Lord saved me and I got born again. I have grown up in the Christian Assemblies International, I was born in Germany and my family moved to Scotland when I was two and my older brother was four. When I was nine years old I had a hunger to know God more, I wanted to have a more personal experience with God and to be closer to Him. I also realized I was a sinner and needed to repent for the bad deeds I had done like disobeying my parents, lying to them, being unthankful, or arguing with my brother etc. For two years I sought God and I had not received an answer. Often I was in tears and asking my dad why I wasn’t getting an answer to my prayer. He showed me the following scripture:
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”.
My dad explained that God heard my prayer and I must be patient and wait for God’s time. One evening my dad and I spent time before the Lord. About half an hour later I started speaking in an unknown language. I stopped, thinking it wasn’t the Holy Spirit but when it came again I knew it was. I was overjoyed!!! The next day I was baptized according to the Bible, which is by full immersion.
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
This experience showed me that I have to learn to be patient and to wait for His timing because it is always perfect. I thank God that I am now one of his children and I love being in this family of God.
From Anna (12).