Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The night I got saved/La noche en que fui salva



I can't remember a time that God has not been in my life. I grew up in a christian home and my mom made sure to teach me the ways of the faith. Though I was pretty much in church every day it wasn't till the age of 13 that I gave my life to Christ.

I remember it like it was yesterday; Wednesday, October 6, 1993 7:30pm NYC.
In those days I was a rebellious adolescent going through puberty, and everything my mom did or said wasn't fair nor did I care to hear it. That night we had church service at 7:00pm and I didn't feel like going. Church had become a boring routine for me.

My mom was ready to leave when I told her that I didn't feel like going to church that night. I could tell by her face that she was angry but to my surprise she didn't lecture me, she simply gave me a stern look and said "The Lord will deal with you!" I laughed and said "okay!"

I didn't really care, I was happier that I didn't get into an argument with her and that I had gotten my way. I went into my room, toke off my shoes, gathered my pajamas, toiletries and walked towards the bathroom when I stopped in the middle of the hallway, in front of this large mirror my mom had. I had noticed this huge zit on my cheek, as I began to squeeze the pimple I heard a loud authoritative voice in the living room call my name "Ana". I felt every hair on my body stand, like someone had poured a bucket of ice water on me. I instantly recognized God's voice calling to me. I swiftly threw everything on top of my bed, put my shoes on and ran out the door. When I got to church I knelt and prayed for the Lord to forgive me and I passed to the altar when the pastor made the altar call.

After the service my mom wasn't even surprised to see me there, it was like she knew what God had done.



No puedo recordar un momento que Dios no ha estado en mi vida. Crecí en un hogar cristiano y mi madre se aseguró de enseñarme el camino de la fe. Aunque estaba prácticamente todos los días en la iglesia, no fue hasta los 13 años que entregue mi vida a Cristo.

Lo recuerdo como si fuese ayer; Miércoles, 6 de Octubre del 1993 7:30pm NYC. En esos días era un adolecente rebelde pasando por la pubertad. Todo lo que mi mama hacia o decía para mí no era justo y no me importaba oírla. Esa noche teníamos servicio a las 7:00pm y no tenía ganas de ir. La iglesia se había convertido en una rutina aburrida para mí. 

Mi mama estaba lista para irse cuando le dije que no tenía ganas de ir esa noche. Notaba en su cara que estaba molesta pero para mi sorpresa no me dio un sermón. Simplemente me miro seriamente y me dijo "El Señor tratara contigo!" Me reí y le dije "okay!"

No me importaba, estaba contenta porque no tuve que discutir con ella y me había salido con las mías. Fui a mi recamara, me quite los zapatos, reuní mis pijamas, los artículos de higiene personal y camine hacia el baño cuando pare en el medio del pasillo, delante de un espejo grande que mi mama tenia colgado ahí. Había notado una espinilla grande en mi cara. Al comenzar a exprimir la espinilla, oí una voz con autoridad que venía de la sala llamar mi nombre "Ana". Sentí cada bello de mi cuerpo pararse, como si alguien me había tirado un balde de agua helada. Instantemente reconocí la voz de Dios, llamando me. Rápidamente tire todo en la cama, me puse los zapatos y salí corriendo. Cuando llegue a la iglesia me arrodille y ore pidiendo perdón a Dios, pase al altar cuando el pastor hiso el llamado.

Después del servicio mi madre no estaba sorprendida de verme ahí. Era como si ella ya supiera lo que Dios había echo.

4 comments:

Madeline said...

GOD bless you my beautiful cousin. What a honor to be to serve our heavenly father.... hallelujah praise God.

Madeline said...

I see all the good things God is doing with you. He is not done with you. There is more to come. There is victory in the name of Jesus Nazareth.

Unknown said...

Amen, maranatha!!!

Madeline said...

Wow! Praise God hallelujah for his mercy. ..I remember last time I heard that voice and said "Madeline " wow long time since I have...

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