Gia Radoias

by Brandon Schroeder  |  March 3, 2011

I grew up in a Christian home and had numerous opportunities to experience God’s love. However, for reasons that I can’t explain, my insignificant Christian experience was perfunctory at best. Although God had repeatedly revealed Himself to me and my family, I did not accept Him as my personal Saviour. I did not pursue a relationship with Him. I made no time to develop spiritual discernment.

Throughout my adolescence and beyond, I developed interests that had to do with the temporal things of this world and I drifted into a life of entrepreneurial cares, travel, and entertainment. I worked hard and thought I deserved to play hard. Eventually, my lifestyle became utterly secular and my interests exceedingly selfish. By this world’s standards I had an enviable and successful life; however, in the quietest of moments I had to admit to myself that I was spiritually bankrupt and utterly lost. The hole in my heart seemed to grow bigger by the day, and my dissatisfaction became harder to conceal. My frustration and disillusionment with everything I had accumulated and previously considered important became a heavy burden that threatened to crush me. I realized that I couldn’t be trusted to be in the driver’s seat of my life. I started searching for truth and for the Giver of Truth. The journey started with small, baby steps, but I was being drawn towards my Maker.

Then in August 2008, I was invited to attend David Asscherick’s prophecy seminar in Sydney and attended most of the meetings. Something profound happened to me there and one night after the meeting, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. As soon as the meetings were finished, I made the radical decision to suddenly leave Australia and travel to the US to study the Word of God at ARISE and to learn about evangelism. ARISE was absolutely awesome! All the lecturers and instructors were highly inspirational and I have been blessed beyond measure since my decision to study at ARISE.

I know that God is gradually changing my life and aligning me with His higher purpose for me. I realize that my old life was all about selfish gain, and I pray that Christ cleanse me of the remnants of my old self and create a new character in me that is in His likeness. I am so grateful that God didn’t give up on me.  I am so thankful that He preserved me throughout my years of selfish pursuits. The offerings of this world are futile and lead to eternal death. I want Life.  I desire to serve Him and also help prepare others for His Kingdom. The prayer of my heart is that the Holy Spirit use me for the purpose I was created. I commit my talents and my efforts to be used by the Holy Spirit to touch others and bring them to the Truth that has enriched my life and brought me the sweet peace that I feel today. David Asscherick baptized me in the Sydney Harbor on February, 14 2009, it was the very best Valentine’s day I could ever ask for and it marks my new life in Christ! I praise Him for He is faithful and true, He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings!

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