'Faith in a promise!'
When I noticed God first calling me closer to Him, I was in a place of confusion mentally and spiritually. I wasn't really sure who I was anymore because I had been intentionally going against my own morals and values that I held in high regard. I soon questioned everything I believed, not only about myself, but about God. While in that lost state, there were people who were praying for me and seeking God's mercy on my behalf. I began to listen and read more into God's Word. One of the scriptures that I remembered so clearly was Acts 2:38: "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." And that's exactly what I did. I started to repent. I started asking God to forgive me for major things in my life where I betrayed Him and myself, things that could never be undone. As that happened, He worked more in my life and one day, at the altar, I was filled with the Spirit of God! Speaking in an unknown tongue! But it didn’t stop there! I read further...Acts 2:39; "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." So, I began to pray and ask God to fulfill His promise...for my children. And He did just that! Two of my kids received the gift of the Holy Ghost within two weeks of each other and another a little over a year later. God is still moving, and I am praying that the rest will receive it soon, in the name of the Lord Jesus! I know He is able!