A Holy Ghost Filled Testimony Tuesday

A Holy Ghost testimony by Tyler Chastain.

Tyler Chastain

This testimony was written several years ago. Today, Tyler Chastain and his wife pastor Revival Worship Center in Demopolis, Alabama. I am happy to report he is still full of the Holy Ghost.

When I was thirteen, my parents separated, and my grandfather passed away due to lung cancer. I was broken and torn. I had no peace or joy.

One night in Youth Services, Hannah Hunter (Walley) and Alicia Butts gave a devotion on storms. Oh, how the Holy Ghost filled that little room. I was praying in front of the library, in a corner pouring my heart out to God when Matthew Morris began to pray for me. Before I knew what was happening, I felt peace and comfort wash over my soul like I had never felt before. As I continued to pour my heart out to my Lord and Savior, my prayers began to sound different. Through my tears, I heard myself speaking in an unknown language as my pain and confusion was washed away by peace and comfort. The depth of this peace and comfort was indescribable and real. There were no traces of pain, no thoughts of confusion and sorrow. I was amazed at His grace and mercy and that He would send me a gift such as this.

My life has never been the same since. As I grew older and learned the importance of the Holy Ghost, I began to explore the depths of exactly what my Lord had put inside me. I discovered a love like I had never felt or experienced.

When I read the Word, it came alive and revealed things to me.

Church services weren’t the same. I could no longer just sit there. Something within me would rise up, and I could not sit still. I’d have to run, or clap my hands, or give praises unto my king. Messages gripped me like never before as God began to speak to my soul.

I vividly remember times during an altar service God would lead me to tell someone something, or to go lay hands on someone, or to do something specific. I would wonder, “Is this you, God?” Soon, I would get the answer when someone else would do what I had just felt. Or a wave of misery would overcome me until either I did it or prayed through for disobeying God.

There are times the Holy Ghost has taken over me as I prayed for someone, and I have no clue what I said or did. I felt the greatest joy knowing that my Savior was using me to encourage or change someone’s life.

 I wish I could put into words the feeling of being lost in the Holy Ghost. You don’t have a care in the world. It doesn’t matter what’s going on around you.

You are in the presence of the King. As He speaks to you and shows you things it’s as if He dropped you into His arms. You talk with Him from your heart, but it’s in tongues that you can’t control. You have no control over your body as He pours into you. Your flesh melts away as He floods you with love, and grace, and wisdom, and knowledge, and healing, and compassion, and understanding.

There is no comparable experience or any way to adequately describe it. I think one of the most wonderful experiences in the Holy Ghost is feeling the power of God come over you to work miracles, or healings, or to give someone the touch from God that they need.

Feeling that power well up within you is beyond words. I wish I could adequately describe everything that you can feel in the Holy Ghost, but I know I haven’t experienced all He has to offer yet. I am always growing and discovering more depth and amazement in the Holy Ghost.

I pray that He continues to fill me until I am as full of Him as possible.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8

Testimony Tuesday with Jessica Lee Jason.

Meet Jessica. She was a student of mine at the Haven of Hope for women. I’m so proud of her for choosing to cultivate a relationship with Jesus.

Jessica Lee Jason

My name is Jessica Lee Jason and I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in Meridian Mississippi.

My life before Christ was hopeless. I was looking for Love in all the wrong places. I dropped out of school at a young age and decided that I would make my own decisions in life. I was hurting on the inside and I was Lost.

I came to know Christ on December 16, of 2015. At the Haven Of Hope in Mobile Alabama, I repented of my sins and gave my life to Christ Jesus. I studied the Word of God daily as I began my relationship with God.

I have learned so much about God since I have a relationship with Him, Jesus Christ.

My life is so different now.

I no longer need a man to take care of me or my mother financially because I have a good job. I paid rent for the first time in my life last year. I’m getting my GED this year. I’ve been clean and serene for 1 year and  6 & 1/2 months.

God has taken away the desire for alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes.

I am free and full of Joy. I have peace in my life, and I have made the decision to save myself for when I get married.

God has restored my family and I have true happiness now that I have this relationship with God.

Every day I go to Him with all my worries and troubles. And He helps me. God is Faithful!

I Love Jesus Christ.

He loves me.

And He Loves You, too.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28

Testimony Tuesday with Gwen Prine

Gwen is my sister-in-law. God used her addiction to nicotine to show her His mighty power. I know her story will encourage you.Testimony Tuesday with Gwen Prine

I was standing outside the gas station where I worked at smoking a cigarette when a friend who years later would become a preacher asked me “If the Lord came right now, what is the one sin that would stand between you and the Lord?”. I held up my cigarette and said, “Of course, this”.

I didn’t realize that conversation, 18 years later, would mean a turning point in my life. I always felt ashamed and foolish smoking, but I enjoyed it and thought it relaxed me—not realizing it was killing me and stopping me from a journey I would not soon forget.

Like most people, my life is like a roller coaster. I’ve lost several family members and been hurt by others. I was at my lowest point and realized everything I had done in my life was never good enough. I would pray for answers and help, but I felt like God didn’t hear me. I read my Bible but couldn’t find my answers. I went to bed on April 28, 2014 not realizing that on April 29th, I would become a new person.

I never planned to quit smoking that day, but my Father had different plans. He knew I felt worthless, dirty, and non-deserving of His love. He also knew I was ready and it was my season.

I had been searching and asking Him for help. I didn’t realize He was listening. He miraculously took away the taste, the smell, and the desire for a cigarette. I had tried to quit on my own several times and failed. I now know there is nothing I can do without Him and succeed. So, I gave my life to Him.

I was 40 years old when I truly found out our Father in heaven is real, and He loves me with all my faults.
We are all worthy to Him. No matter how dirty and low we feel, all we have to do is seek, search, and pray. Then, He will step in and reveal His love.

I give Him all the glory!

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And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. ~ Revelations 12:11