My name is Felipe and I am 21 years old. I am a pastor’s son and my parents are doing the Work of God here in Bahia. I have been an assistant for 8 years, but that didn’t help me in any way when I became weak in the faith.
Recently, I had to put an end to a 1-year relationship. I knew it was the right thing to do, because my faith did not approve. But my ‘will’ was very strong. It was painful, and since my spiritual life wasn’t doing very well, I ended up feeling as bad as ever.
I would lock myself in my room and didn’t feel like doing anything. I went to Church, participated in the meetings, but it was as if I was not there. Only I knew what was happening inside me.
One day, I approached the pastor responsible for the pastors’ children here and explained that I couldn’t tell him exactly what it was, but I had been forced to make a decision and wasn’t feeling well, because a great war waged inside. He told me that even if we did not know now, in the long run God would show us the reason and His concern for us.
On Thursday, I was in my room on my tablet. I typed Bishop Macedo on YouTube. I found a message from a previous Fast of Daniel. After preaching, you said for us to kneel in front of a chair, which would represent the Throne of God. You explained that if we were sincere, He would come down.
Bishop it was so beautiful, so magnificent, that I still remember the exact feeling! It was as if God Himself came down and placed His hands upon me. It had been years since I felt so revived and so close to God. And it didn’t stop there. I began wearing my uniform, praying, fasting and reading the Bible like never before.
In short, today, as I write this message, I feel like I’m the happiest person in the world. My only regret is not having done this sooner, but I’m throwing myself into the Arms of God. And during this Fast of Daniel, I’m putting all my strength into getting closer to God, because there is nothing better.
Bishop, thank you for being so used by God and blessing us!
I am grateful with my life for you doing this work.
May God bless you! And I will continue doing the best I can to contribute, which is pray for you every day.
All the best to you and your family!