Gracefully Truthful

Ann Hale

I knew what was evil, but what was good?

I had great interests in the occult, reiki, sacred geometry, automatic writing . . . the list goes on. It wasn’t until 18 years later I was shown the truth of this world.

To some people, my testimony is quite remarkable. And perhaps it is . . . you see, I was raised in a Catholic family, but after my father passed away, I became involved in the New Age movement.

I had great interests in the occult, reiki, sacred geometry, automatic writing . . . the list goes on. It wasn’t until 18 years later (near the end of 2014) that I was shown the truth of this world.

My husband and I struggled with infertility and reached out for help, contacting someone who did kinesiology. This was totally new for me and I had no idea what to expect.

At that point, I knew what was evil, but what was good?

A few days later, I was given a Bible. God knew exactly when the timing was right! He also knew I wasn’t ready to walk into a store and buy myself a Bible, so He made sure He provided one.

I started reading and studying His Word, watching sermons on YouTube, and attending church. At first, it was hard for me to understand God’s Word, and I felt overwhelmed by the amount of new information I was trying to absorb.

I even discovered aspects of Catholicism of which I’d been unaware, despite my upbringing. But although everything was so new, I kept going. One step at a time, God revealed more and more, and my understanding grew.

The more I learned, the closer I became to Jesus, and the more I started seeing where God had worked in my life, even though I wasn’t a believer yetHe was already looking out for me and knew perfectly how, what, where, and when He would reveal Himself to me.

My old world had crumbled to bits, but out of the rubble arose an amazing blessing! Not a day goes by that I don’t feel grateful to God for showing me the truth and delivering me from such a deceitful world!

In May 2018, my husband and I were baptized in our local church, and I began teaching children aged 0-5 about Jesus. Additionally, I’m a stay-at-home-mum to our beautiful little girl and I see it as my mission, with Jesus’ help, to raise her to become a Godly woman.

As I continue to live my mission and pursue Him, He continues to show me that “with God,  all things are possible!” (Matthew 19:26)

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