How my walk the Holy Spirit began
It was 8:00pm this wonderful day and as usual, It was time for me to have my shower (this was a daily routine for me until life happened).
I discovered that my bathing soap had finished and I needed to get another one. There was a grocery store within my hostel, a 2 minutes walk that I could rush to and grab my bathing soap.
Something spectacular happened to me this night which ushered in series of similar experiences. As I decided in my mind to go buy another bathing soap, I had an unrest within me.
I didn’t feel comfortable about the idea of going to buy the bathing soap. It just did not sit well within me. I pushed the feeling aside and decided to go.
As I stepped out of my bed, I heard this voice clearly, it said: Do not go out tonight, you can buy the soap tomorrow in the morning” (paraphrased).
My First Encounter with Him
Prior to this night I read a Christian literature “Good morning Holy Spirit” by Benny Hinn and in the book. He talked about the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit is a person. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God meant to help, guide, direct, comfort a Christian and all. He also explained his experiences/encounters with the Holy Spirit.
After reading the book, I remembered vividly that I prayed to God and asked the Holy Spirit to help me. I ask Him to direct me and I wanted Him to be my friend.
That night, I had evidently forgotten about the prayer I prayed and I went to the store to get my bathing soap. As I stepped out of my room, just the first step outside my room. I felt a strange sensation in my body and I became sick instantly.
My body reacted so fast to this sensation that as I got to the store, a friend I ran into asked me if I was sick? My face, hands and feet were swollen for days. It became so embarrassing that when people see me, they asked if I just woke up from sleep.
I couldn’t tell my mum because I didn’t want her panicking. I went to God in prayer and asked Him to heal me of this sickness.
My prayer: “Dear God, I know you love me and I love you too. You remember the day I surrendered my life to you in my room? Nobody cajoled me into it, because I know that you are real. I ask in Jesus name that you heal me of this sickness”.
I can’t remember how many days later but not long after I made the prayer, the swollenness fizzled out, I was back to my pretty self again.
Not long after this experience, I discovered it was the Holy Spirit that told me not to go out that night. Hence, my walk with the Holy Spirit began.
My walk with the Holy Spirit
He told me to pray, helped me to pray. I remember after reading at night, He would tell me to go to the basket ball court in my hostel to pray. I got used to praying every night at the basket ball court. It was a time I looked forward because after praying, I felt very refreshed and I was also able to share the way I feel with someone- GOD.
So, this beautiful night, I was out there praying and having a good time. And the Holy Spirit told me to go pray with a course mate of mine who was also praying at the other end of the Basket ball court.
I was shocked and at the same time I felt like how can me who just gave her life to Christ go and pray with someone? I obeyed and asked her if it was okay to pray with her? She said yes, so we prayed together. While we were praying, I began to know things about her(future) and the Holy Spirit said I should tell her and I told.
She was happy and we ended the prayer and went to our different rooms. I was surprised. How could I know things about the future? Little did I know that was just the beginning of another adventure with the Holy Spirit. He began to tell me and show me things about my future.
He also told me who to be friends with and who to stay away from, how to respond to proposals from guys and so on. From these experiences, I learnt that God answers prayer.
I told Him that I wanted the Holy Spirit to be my friend, guide and direct me and He answered.
Do you know that God answers prayer? Have you prayed to God and He answered. Please share your experience in the comment session below so we all can learn and be blessed.