I found this on my computer. It’s something I wrote a long time ago. Its about when I became born again.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
I grew up in Christian home from day one. I knew that I needed Christ as my personal Savior; I knew I was a sinner, and all that. I believed or thought I was saved.
Around when I was 9 or 10 I began to hear voices. Very odd voices; I tried to make them out sometimes, but I know it bothered me a lot. Sometimes I would put my hands on my ears to just try to make it stop. It was like a bunch of voices in a weird language, I never could make it out. As time went on I would just remain silent and REALLY try to listen.
I also had a lot of nightmares. I would see things in the window a lot. I know a lot of children have nightmares and see things, but I really believed they were there. And it was different, I would REALLY see something.
I used to have this one dream where I was in my house (the one I lived at when I was 10), and there was a girl there. She looked just like me, except she had tinted red eyes, and a dark look to her, like a shadow. She would chase me all over the house. She never caught me, but I was always running in total fear during each dream.
One day when my mom and I were doing school (I was home schooled), I was acting up as usual. My mom told me later, that she was praying “Oh Lord, help me. Why do I have to go through this EVERY year with her? Give me strength.” She then heard the Lord say to her, “Ask Sarah if she is saved.” My mom was taken off guard, but obeyed. She asked me if I was saved. I said I am not sure, I said that I thought I was. She asked me if I wanted to be saved, born again, and I said yes. She then said well then let’s makes sure.
So we sat on the bathroom floor in the house (no idea why in there), and we prayed. It was very odd, because at 10 years old I cried after I prayed. I didn’t realize all that had happened, but I knew then I was saved, born again.
A few days went by and I realized I couldn’t hear those annoying voices anymore. It was amazing really. I was so HAPPY! Then I had that one dream about that girl again. She began to chase me as she always had done. I remember standing the kitchen in the dream, she was chasing me around the middle table, and I stopped running. She stared at me like “what are you doing?” I thought about Jesus as my Savior, and the power in His name, and how He is with me now, and the Holy Spirit is in me. So I looked at her, and said “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, leave me alone” In a split second she was gone. And I NEVER had that dream again! It was so nice!
I started to not see things scary around the house anymore, or have night mares all the time. It was amazing. I am truly born again, and this time I am sure of it.
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