For some time I have been wanting to share my testimony out of gratitude to the People Of Joy Prayer Group and New Life Renewal.
I had been Baptized in the Holy Spirit, and although I enjoyed my new personal relationship with Jesus, I began to feel some anxiety, because I felt a need of something more. I was searching, but nothing was happening. I was also timid and afraid and really didn't know how to witness for Him properly. The, I went through the Life In The Spirit Seminars sponsored by the People Of Joy Prayer Community. In the 5th week, when we came to ask for the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. gifts, etc., two of the seminar leaders prayed with me as I simply asked the Lord for some added gifts, and to make me a useful vessel in order to serve Him better. Lo and behold! Within a few weeks I realized that I I'd received the gift and power to witness and even to minister effectively, with people at work. All of a sudden, I was bombarded right and left with situations, and the Holy Spirit gave me the words to speak, and provided me the courage and ability. PRAISE GOD!
In the beginning, I didn't even realize what was happening until my dear Christian friend at work pointed it out to me, and said, "WOW! We need more Catholics like you, because most people don't pay much attention to us Baptists." I'm still completely in awe and amazed of the opportunities the Lord presents, and also of the ways I've stepped out to witness for Jesus! I've also been called to the Eucharistic Outreach Ministry at my parish, for the homebound , for which I find totally exciting. Each new day is exciting walking in the Holy Spirit, because He opens up new opportunities for me to witness, share and serve Him and others. He provides me the confidence, ability and power required to do so. It has become my personal field right now, where I am positioned.
As I experience an ever deepening relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I will never ever be able to thank and praise the Lord enough for this enormous renewed NEW LIFE in the Spirit!
EXERCISE THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!