On October 6, 2014, I had no idea that my life would forever be changed. God knew and had carefully prearranged my life so that on that day, I would get to meet Ciara. She and I were attending an out of town training as representatives of our individual offices. Not having ever met her, I didn’t yet know that what God had in store for me was a huge blessing. We were assigned to the same hotel room for those five days. For the past two and a half years I have fervently prayed that God would place individuals in my life that would help me grow and guide me. Ciara was one of those individuals. I remember walking into the hotel room and Ciara’s first words to me were, “If you don’t love the Lord, you probably aren’t going to love rooming with me.” It was so funny. It was so Ciara. I explained to her that I did in fact love the Lord and I was a believer. She got excited (as she always does when she talks about God…which is always).
We talked, exchanged stories about our past, and talked about how much our life had changed since we accepted Jesus as our Savior. I went on to tell Ciara about some issues I was having with fear and anxiety and she immediately got her anointing oil and asked if she could pray for me. By all means I wanted her to pray for me and that day, she cast out demons of anxiety and fear that had been growing inside me for 17 years. For 17 years my life was driven by fear and anxiety, which caused me to use my own self-medicating remedies consisting of drugs and alcohol.
Today, I live a life driven by love, power and of sound mind. That week Ciara taught me about how to defeat demons, the power of prayer and how important it is to have the Word hidden in my heart so that I can use it to combat the enemy. Through God, Ciara changed my life. Because of her obedience, I got to experience the supernatural power of God.