Nikta was born into a strict Muslim household in Iran – but moved to the U.S. at a young age.
She described her childhood as loveless – and she started smoking and drinking at the tender age of 7.
After years spent dabbling in the New Age movement – Nikta reached a point where she despised even life itself – until one day, on a journey back to Iran, she met Jesus – and her life changed forever.
Nikta’s story is similar to all those walking in darkness.
No pleasures of this world can ever satisfy the deepest longings of one’s heart that only Jesus can fill.
So Nikta struggled her way through college drinking and riddled with anxiety, even having suicidal thoughts – prompting her mom to encourage her to return to Iran over the summer to meet up with family and “feel better.”
But nothing prepared Nikta for the journey she was about to undergo.
While sleeping at her aunt’s home in Iran, Nikta had a dream about Jesus – where she felt Him encouraging her to “follow Him.”
It prompted her curiosity to explore Christianity – but when she told her Muslim grandfather, he was anything but pleased.
He was not happy with her wanting to leave Islam – and her sister thought Nikta had lost her mind.
But Nikta was determined to learn more about Jesus and began to understand what it meant to leave one’s family to follow Him.
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“So it was just my first little taste of how the world does not accept Him like how we think they should,” Nikta said.
When she returned to California, Nikta started attending church with her boyfriend. She said she found that the more she prayed, the more the Lord spoke to her. She recalled how everything felt “alive” after getting baptized. Nikta remembered how the God who “sees inside our hearts” filled her thoughts.
“I believe it was a sign that God was taking me into this new life where I could just see into the Spirit,” Nikta commented.
Praise the Lord!
So many former Muslims report learning about Jesus through dreams and visions – which leads them to explore Christianity and go to church.
Nikta knows Iran is hostile to Christians, so she has not returned since.
While her family was not supportive of her conversion at first, Nikta states her dad has come to church with her sometimes – and his heart has softened.
What a miracle!
Let’s pray the Lord will use Nikta’s new life to bring her entire family into His heavenly kingdom.
Her story is a firm reminder that no person is ever too far gone to receive the love and forgiveness of Christ.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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