Story Written by Lindsy Brady
I waited for Jesus to show Himself to me, as I was angry at myself and the world. It took me many years to make decisions to leave everything to find God, including job, family and friends, to seek the way, the truth and the life.
My story began in a small place in India, called Churachandpur Manipur. Since the beginning of my life, every walk I went through was needed for my transformation in God. Each moment carried many miracles, signs and wonders. From my very struggle, pain, hardship and shortcomings, I learned many things. Each circumstance the enemy used to break and destroy me, the Lord used to open the doors of heaven for me.
During my early life, my mom, who had encountered the Holy Spirit, shared and taught us about, “The miracle work of the Holy Spirit from what she learned.” She helped me with questions I had but couldn’t answer the deeper questions. I didn’t know the truth about God nor understand how to receive HIM in my heart. So, I wanted to know more. I went to churches that belonged to friends and family when they had special programs. I would attend to see if I could get some of the answers to my questions. But it seemed the road was closed for me to get those answers. It really was devastating, but life goes on. I lived many years with unanswered questions.
In my life, I faced much discrimination, abuse, oppression, rejection and accusation, which came from family and others. It was not easy; it traumatized me in many ways, and I didn’t have anyone who could guide and help me understand.
I carried trauma for a long time without any healing, and it affected my nerves badly. Also, it affected my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. I searched for healing everywhere from family, friends, doctors, medicine, churches and leaders but could find no cure. And my heart turned bitter towards everything. I turned against God.
I even tried to destroy myself without any care, by drinking and smoking. I lived and did whatever I liked until one day the Lord spoke to me clearly with HIS voice and said, “How long are you going to run away from Me?” I was speechless. I paused and stood there for a moment. Then I closed my eyes and said to the voice in my heart, “I don’t want to run away anymore, but please show me the way in which to find and receive YOU.”
That same day, I wrote a resignation letter for my job, and left after a month to pursue God. I didn’t know where to go, where to start, and how to live. I just left everything and travelled around. I left my family, friends and searched for the true God to receive Him.
One day, I came across an old friend who led a prayer group in India. She invited me, and I was angry, but I went. After I shared my testimony of frustration, she called an altar call for prayer. I stood up. On the way, I said to Jesus in my heart, “Do whatever You want, I am here. Even death I am ready to face.”
The moment her prayer started, the heavenly light struck me – not only once, but twice. I fell on the ground, not understanding fully what had happened. I left after the service. About two hours later I checked over my body and my pain was gone. After many years of suffering, Jesus healed me, and my burden was gone. I felt like a feather flying in the air, very light. It was marvelous in my sight, and I was overjoyed. The same day, I kneeled before Jesus who saved me, and I surrendered all to Him. It has been almost eleven years. Now I walk with Him and have learned so many things which I never knew before. He revealed answers to all the questions I had, and added to me the richness of God.
He revealed to me and showed me, how trauma can put a lot of fear in a person’s life, and can paralyze the thoughts and mind of a person. But the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome all. He is above all other spirits on earth. And God not only heals but empowers us through His Holy Spirit to overcome all things on earth.
Life is not an easy road and can be full of trials and hardship. It can be lonely and empty. But the good Lord helped me to overcome. After understanding through the power of the Holy Spirit, the lonely path (wilderness) I walked through was needed to shape me the way I am today in God.
I encourage those who read this to continue keeping your faith in God. It is a process. God allows things to happen for a reason. It is not easy, sometimes very brutal and unforgiving the world is. But God never forgets you, nor forsakes you. He holds all your tears and your word of prayers. He will answer you at the right time.
Growing up in a Christian home, I may have learned about God but I never knew how to receive Him. I was longing to know the whole truth about God from a young age. I also wanted to know what was a true relationship, due to bad experiences I had through my parents.
I grew up with a father who carried a superior spirit as a man. He was an alcoholic and abusive mentally and physically. At a young age, not knowing the complete truth, I always believed men were superior to women, which is not true. Many years, my desire for marriage was gone because of fear and hatred I had towards man (the evil behavior and nature). Later in my life Jesus changed my point of view after He healed my heart and restored the truth in me.
Today Lindsy is happily married to Jason Brady and living in Mississippi. Lindsy has written and published a book about her journey, Relationships: from Darkness to Light: A Biblical View of How Men and Women Interact: Brady, Lindsy Rebec Vaiphei: 9781973650690: Amazon.com: Books
The word of truth that sets me free:
Acts 10:34,35 God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right.
Mark 7:13 Jesus says,” Making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down.” (Meaning God word is more powerful than tradition)
Ephesians 2:14 Jesus is our peace, who made the two as one, and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. Galatians 3:28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.