The Beaded Necklace..

The beaded necklace testimony. ValentinasCorner.com

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My husband goes on mission trips few times a year. The story I am about to share took place while he was away on a trip and I was alone with our children. A friend of mine had come to stay with me for a few days while he was gone.

While he is away, knowing the dangers he is in on the field, prayers and Bible studies become my companions. (He was in the middle of the earthquake in Haiti, in Port Au Prince with the group of missionaries as buildings fell and the ground shook during that devastating earthquake they had. Saw people trapped between buildings, screaming unable to escape. Parents frantically searching for their missing children. Yup, scary stuff). Though I know no matter what happens, we serve a God who is in control, one cannot help but pray more than usual during times like that. Those few weeks were no different. Nights are usually horrible for me, I cannot sleep with him gone. I had a bad night, got up several times to read the Bible and pray because sleep just would not come. The following day, physically I was exhausted but spiritually I felt so revived.

A habit I have while my husband is away on a mission trip is to deep clean my house and do things I normally don’t have time for. It helps me to stay busy, keeps my mind from missing him too much and I have a clean home, which I love. That day I was in our laundry washing some church clothes by hand that I don’t like ruined by the washing machine. Let me describe my laundry room. It’s very small room; I have my washer and dryer there and a large sink. Aside from that, there is just some space to walk through. I was singing a tone, meditating on what was read while I was wide away most the night. My friend had come into the laundry offering to help finish wash the clothes so I’d be done quicker, I agreed. She rolled up her sleeves and stood beside the large sink with me, taking a dress shirt to wash.

As soon as she stood by me, I cannot tell you the feeling came over me. I had experienced this only a few times in my life. A feeling when the Holy Spirit fills you and it’s more than you can handle. During those times the concept of a spiritual world is very real because you feel something you just cannot explain. As we stood there, I felt like my laundry room fill with power and not only was it in the room but I myself too felt my whole being filled with something so powerful. In that moment, I saw a chain my friend was wearing loosen and come apart and the beads unwind fall to the floor and scatter. Her face went painfully white and it looked like she had seen a ghost. I could just hear her just mutter, “This cannot be happening”, over and over.

She frantically picked up all the pieces, we sat down, I gave her some cold water and she filled me is why she was so distraught. The beaded necklace she wore was one of a kind. She had gone to a witchcraft woman who had given it to her. She paid her a large sum of money for the necklace. The necklace had twenty-nine beads, each bead was carefully “prayed over” in the ritual they used. It was to last her all twenty-nine years and was to keep her and all her loved ones safe. With the process she had used, there was no way the beads could come undone. She had frantically called the woman whom she had purchased the beads from and asked what she was supposed to do. In response, she was told there was no way they could have come undone, that it had never happened before in her practice. My friend was so distressed said she needed some time alone.

As I sat down on my sofa, I realized I too was trembling and the impact of what had just taken place finally set in. Then it hit me, God opened up my eyes! I was so filled in the spirit that day, when she had come into the laundry room and stood by me, there was just not enough room in such a space room for two masters. One needed to give. The One who filled me was much larger than he who is in this world. The room could not contain both. So when she had stepped so close to me, my God, who is so much bigger than anyone or anything won over. He had won and destroyed the necklace that was so intricately woven together, bead by bead. The powers of hell could not contain His wonderful works and they gave way. I was shaking by then and just fell to my knees in worship.

To this day, every time I think of that story, I am so awestruck that I worship such an amazing God. It’s hard to put such stories like this into words and get the full depth of the situation across. I am so humbled that the God of the Universe who is so much bigger than any works of Satan and his servants will abide in my home and in me. That was a testimony in my life that really strengthens my dependency on God, knowing no matter how much evil rises up, He will prevail. Each time, I get goosebumps and shivers from the impact that had on my life, just thinking how close I came to evil spirits. Once my friend had calmed down, and I spend time in prayer, I was able to testify to her and explain what had actually happened. I asked her to burn those beads and never go back to them. Though I am not sure if she did, we remain friends and I pray that God will open her eyes one day, but for now, to Him be the glory! Amen.

The beaded necklace testimony. ValentinasCorner.com

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Have you ever experienced a similar situation in your life? I’d love to share and hear your testimony.

I hope you enjoyed this testimony!.  Blessings to you my friends!!..

FONDLY,

Valentina

Valentina's Corner

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  • Christina 01/31/2019, 4:00 pm Link Reply

    Thankyou for sharing your testimony. It gave me goosebumps! And such a faith booster for me! Just what I needed right now, with what our family is dealing with.. Wow, what a mighty God we serve!! <3
    Keep up your blog, it's such a blessing to me and many others.
    May God bless you and your dear family.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/31/2019, 4:37 pm Link Reply

      Thank you for the kind words, Christina. SO glad the testimony was a blessing to you and we do serve an AMAZING God!

  • Viktoriya 09/27/2016, 1:34 pm Link Reply

    Thank you for that testimony! In this new age, it isn’t popular to talk about the spiritual world, but God didn’t call us to be popular, did He? I’m so happy that there are Christians who aren’t afraid to share their stories. When Minnesota was voting for marriage, I went to the Capital with my dad to stand for Traditional Marriage. While we were there, two gay men, one with a large video camera, came up to me and started badgering me, asking me why I hated them and started calling me a bigot. The power of the Holy Spirit filled me, and with a clear voice, I started reading Romans 1:15-32! I finished reading, looked up, to see people around me listening, and the gay man was foaming at the mouth!! They both backed away without saying a single word and turned off the camera. It was proof that God lives and that His power is greater than any other! May God bless you, your family and your mission!

    • admin 09/27/2016, 11:08 pm Link Reply

      Oh Wow, what a story, thank you so much for sharing. Gave me goosebumps!! Our God is such a loving and merciful God and though he does not approve of this kind of lifestyle, he still loves the sinner and hopes they will change their way and waits for this day. Your story just shows me also how powerful His Word is. Something we at times take for granted. So many of us have Bibles on different languages, different translations yet the Bibles just sits there untouched and gathering dust. What a powerful reminder for all of us to constantly be in the Word and it has so much power. I even notice a change in me when I start slacking my everyday Bible reading.
      Blessings to you as well my dear. So honored to have such people as yourself visit our humble blog and take part in commenting, puts a huge smile on my face. Blessings to you as well. May His Love and Light illuminate through your life and impact those around you. <3

  • Viktoriya 07/15/2016, 5:25 am Link Reply

    Simply amazing! All glory to God!
    And a special appreciation yo you, dear sister Valentina) you have found courage to start an amazing work for God. I am sure you had internal hesitation wheather to start this testimony sharing posts or not. Thanks to Jesus, you did. I will be waiting for new posts of encouragement and will be sharing them with friends)
    Blessings, Valusha)

  • Alla 06/22/2016, 11:42 am Link Reply

    Amazing! Glory to God!!!
    Thanks for sharing! This idea with testimonies is a really wonderful one, coming from God’s heart! Keep up this beautiful work that will glorify God even more!

    • admin 06/24/2016, 6:04 pm Link Reply

      Thank you Allochka, Praise be to Him. I am really, really looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful testimonies people send in to share. I cannot wait to read them as well. 🙂

  • Olya 06/20/2016, 5:09 pm Link Reply

    Oh wow Valechka, I had goosebumps while reading your story…. you are really good at writing! You should be writing books! You’ll be the best seller author! Our God is amazing! Thank you for sharing this story with us! May God bless you, and your kids, and your husband for doing what he does in all those countries he goes to. Thank you Valechka!

    • admin 06/24/2016, 6:03 pm Link Reply

      Olya,
      THANK YOU so, soo much for the encouragement and support. You’re too sweet. Sending you a HUGE virtual hug.. <3 🙂
      Thank you for all the blessings, sending them your way as well!.

  • ALINA 06/20/2016, 12:39 am Link Reply

    Thank you so much for this testimony! What a great reminder of how great and powerful our God is!

    • admin 06/24/2016, 4:53 pm Link Reply

      Thank you Alinka, Isn’t he though!! 🙂 And to just think we get to call him our father. I read this and thought it was so cute. Two boys were playing and one goes, “Does your dad know anyone famous?”, the other replied, “I have heard him call God his Father so we have connections.” Haha, isn’t that true:)..

  • Tonya 06/18/2016, 6:53 pm Link Reply

    My Friend, you have an amazing gift with words and writing. True. The entire time I was reading your story, I vividly saw myself and then felt as if I was there, next to you, in that laundry room. Thank you for your testimony, it now makes me realize what impact we have on others after we spent time alone with God.

    • admin 06/20/2016, 6:43 am Link Reply

      Tonya, Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment. I’m so humbled and encoured by it, to Him be the glory (truly support like yours is so appreciated). I agree, the more we spend time with God, the less concerned we are about “us” and the more we strive to be like Christ. I also believe we can really be inspired by one another as well, that is why I am so excited for these testimonies. I had an interview with someone who had a serious addiction to drugs and how God set him free coming up, let me tell you, it’s hard not to read without crying. We worship such an amazing God!! ?

  • Nat 06/18/2016, 3:04 pm Link Reply

    Glory to God!!!! Amen, He who is in us is greater than he who is in the World. A reminder to me of the importance to be continually filled with the Spirit of God, and to guard my heart, eyes, ears from anything that could hinder the work of the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you for sharing!!!

    • admin 06/19/2016, 1:13 am Link Reply

      Nat, Yes to all of that. What a wonderful way to sum everything up, wise woman❤!… Blessings…

  • Ksyusha 06/17/2016, 10:24 pm Link Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing. What a testimony. Wow, gave me goosebumps. Looking forward to many more.God bless your family.. ❤❤

    • admin 06/19/2016, 1:11 am Link Reply

      Thank you so much Ksyusha.. Blessings to your family as well?..

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