I became a follower of Isa Al-Masih on July 21, 1996. Let me tell you how this happened. I was a very devoted Muslim, but I began to feel like something was missing in my faith. I started asking God to show me if Islam was the truth. Soon after this, I began to have strange dreams. In one of them, I saw Christians standing in line to get into Heaven. I tried to get in line, but a very tall being blocked me. I cried, because my side was really horrible, but the other side was beautiful.
I could not forget this dream. It haunted me. I told my Muslim friends about it, although I left out the part that it was Christians in line, because I was scared of what they might think.
They told me that God was telling me to pray more, so I did. But emptiness and depression enveloped me unlike anything I had never experienced. I couldn’t sleep, and I even started taking Ryhiphenol (“roofies”) to get away from it. I became a totally different person. I even wanted to commit suicide. I didn’t even fear death anymore.
When I told my best friend that I was going to take my life, she said she remembered some Christian ladies who had come to see her a few times. She thought they might be able to help me.
Now or Never
That same day, I met with them. They told me about Isa Al-Masih and prayed for me, and the terrible emptiness began to lift. I started attending church with them and the second time I went, the pastor gave an invitation to trust in Isa. I was so torn up inside. I did not accept his invitation, but as I was walking out of church, God told me: it is now or never.
I broke down crying and knew I needed to go back in, so I did. God removed my burdens and I saw everything in a new light. Incidentally, my best friend came to know Isa on the same day in a different church. God showed me I was truly on the right path.
I have never regretted becoming a Christian. It has been hard at times, but I have become stronger because of it. Right now I have a son who is being brought up as a Muslim and his father has denied me communication with him. I have surrendered my son to God, because I have no control over what is happening now, but God is in control. I know that His plans are better than my plans, and His ways better than mine.
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