I received this wonderful email from a believer who’s name I have left out, who shares how God has delivered her
and how through the website teachings she has been encouraged and helped, and now has God’s direction for her Life.
I share this to encourage You that our God is a mighty God, and a God of deliverance. Nothing is to hard for Him and when we
put our confidence on Him he will led and guide you in the direction He wants you to take. When we do what God puts
in to our hearts to do and follow His direction great things can happen. I encourage you to do what God puts in your heart to do.
You will be surprised, how many life’s God can touch through you listening to God and following what He shows you to do.
I have not met nor know this believer.
Here is the Letter I Received. Used with Permission.
Hi, I have been listening and watching teachings on www.powerfilledministering.com for days now. I have been at a standstill in my life and walk with God. I haven’t known what God’s direction was for me lately other than to wait on the Lord. (Psalm 27:14) Tonight, as I listen to the 4th of July fireworks, I’ve also been listening to various teachings on your website. Seemingly out of the blue, God revealed His next step for me. I am to take the Word to my extended family back in Illinois, USA. This is not something I would ever have thought up on my own. I am happy with my family in Las Vegas, but God showed me tonight His will for my life. I am to return to my hometown and share the Word of God and my testimony with the people there that I know. I am a little apprehensive as I write as to my reception. I have been mentally ill for many years and am currently on Social Security Disability whereby all my needs are met by the American government. For a long time, I needed this because I was truly ill and could not work. I have been in and out of mental wards and institutions the last 13 years, but God has delivered me from it all. It was not a sudden miracle; but rather a gradual healing.
I want to share my testimony with you.
When I was 21 years old, I had a severe mental breakdown and ended up in the mental hospital. I heard voices, had racing thoughts, was manic, and was suicidal. In 13 years I have been in and out of over a dozen mental hospitals, tried to commit suicide once, was put in a supposed-to-be-permanent mental institution where I was supposed to live out the rest of my life. I have been on disability for 13 years and on some heavy duty medication. During this time period, I needed these things. But I am healed through Jesus Christ’s stripes and the promises in the Word of God now. I have volunteered faithfully since April 2008 at a local food closet twice a week where I deal directly with the food closet clients and work the computer. I am now physically and mentally able to work if needed.
I am no longer tempted in any way to commit suicide. The suicidal thoughts are gone. I don’t hear voices anymore, but I know to try the spirits like it says in I John 4:1 so that I can trust that the voice of God I hear is telling me the right thing. I don’t listen to just any voice or obey just any command I hear. It must line up with the Word of God and not grieve my holy spirit to truly be from God. (Thank God I can speak in tongues and thus be strengthened spiritually!!) I know now how to take every thought captive to Christ so my thoughts are not allowed to race away from me. I have learned my warning signs and that I must take care of my physical body (such as making sure I eat right and get proper sleep) so that my mental and spiritual state is okay.
Recently, my Social Security Disability benefits has come under review. To keep them, I have to say that I am unable to work. It’s easy money. I don’t have to work, get free medical, and a lot of other benefits; but to keep it, I’ll have to lie. I have to say that I am not able to work, but I can work because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I no longer need medicine to control my symptoms. (This isn’t a recent or sudden turnabout either. My medication hasn’t affected my thoughts one way or the other for the last year whether I was taking them faithfully or been off them like I have over a month now.)
I will not take the easy way and continue to confess that I am disabled. I am able to work part time if need be. My needs are few and simple, and God always provides. I’m not going to renew my disability. I’m going to let God provide for my needs not the American government. I am thankful that at one time I qualified for this assistance, because at one time I was truly disabled, but no longer is that true.
Thank you for your website!!! I have been strengthened in faith and God has provided encouragement and direction from this resource that you have provided. Again, thank you, it made a big difference in my life. I pray God blesses you all more than abundantly for this good work. THANK YOU!!!!!!
your sister- in-Christ Jesus,