Not too much of significance happened in the first few months of 2010. After the relationship that I entered into, ended and my inheritance money was squandered, I turned to the only One who could help me: Jesus the Christ.
I started reading the Bible for almost eight hours a day. I watched religious DVD’s that helped me a lot and I asked my friends to pray for me.
May 2010 – Born again
It was early May, I can not exactly remember the date, but I had prayed “the sinner’s prayer”. I had acknowledged that I am a sinner and that I was messing up my life. I asked Jesus to help me, that I needed Him desperately, for the rest of my life. I asked Him to forgive me my uncountable sins and to help me be a God-fearing, God-loving child.
As I lay my head down on my pillow, I still thought: “I hope I prayed this right.”
The next day, I woke with a hollow feeling in my ‘tummy’. I felt empty and very uneasy about it. Worried, I thought about the night before and whether I had prayed right.
Just then, my phone rang and my friend Rory called me. He saw a mail I had sent him two days prior, telling him that I was feeling very anxious and that I was not at a good place. He apologised for only calling then, but he felt HUGELY compelled by the Holy Spirit to urgently call me and to pray for me. I told him about the prayer I prayed and he prayed for me.
In his prayer, he said: “and Lord, please fill Ruth with Your Holy Spirit”. Immediately I felt the hollow feeling in my tummy area, fill up and I realised that I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. A calm came over me at that time.
I started reading the Bible daily for almost eight hours a day, on most days. I simply could not get enough of it.
Some time in 2010 – Study Theology
Shortly after being born again, I thought of studying Theology. I have tried to study several times: computer programming, generic management, but I never completed it. I felt that I would succeed in studying Theology. I believed it was what I had to do to become a minister.
One day the Holy Spirit convinced me otherwise. With indignation, I experienced Him saying: but I am teaching you.
In Afrikaans: Maar Ek leer jou mos.
I came to realise that God wants to teach me and that He did not want me to learn the doctrines of specific denominations, but the doctrine of God Himself.
Also in 2010 – Proverbs 1
In 2010 I was reading from Proverbs 1 and from verse 10 to 15 Holy Spirit explicitly used the Afrikaans idiom: maak ‘n knoop in jou oor, Ek sal later aan jou verduidelik wat hierdie verse beteken. (I had to make a mental note to remember this section of scripture and that the Lord will explain it to me later).
Proverbs 1:10 – 15 – My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;
throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”—
Pro 1:15 my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
*See my Proverbs 1 testimony in 2012, when I received the explanation for this. As well as the Proverbs 1 testimony of 2014 which served to me, as a confirmation of what the Lord had told me in 2012.I do not remember many significant events for the rest of 2010 or 2011.
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