Today I want to share with you a testimony from a beautiful lady who I call “friend”. Carla and I attended elementary school together. After years of no contact we found each other on Facebook. It was during this time that I got the opportunity to watch her blossom and grow. Carla was heavily involved in Yoga and New Age and had an outward appearance of looking happy. As you read her testimony, you will see that looks can be deceiving. It has been such a joy to witness the transformation power of God’s love and Grace when one surrenders. Please read Carla’s testimony by asking God to open your heart to truth – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32
Carla’s Journey To Freedom
This is my yoga/new age/universalism testimony.
I want to share my testimony with everyone. It’s my testimony about the harmful effects of practicing yoga. I understand that some may not be ready to hear this. My prayer is that you will be open to hear the truth.
I never listened to anyone when they told me about thier stories in regards to yoga. Like so many others I refused to recognize the danger or acknowledge what they said and I didn’t want to hear the truth about yoga. I trained, taught in the community, practiced everyday and even started my own yoga business. What I am about to say may upset some of you. This story is NOT meant to do that. So please no debates, hate or angry remarks. This is my story and I just want to share it. I am truly sorry to anyone I’ve ever mislead to practice yoga. Forgive me. I was blind and I was wrong.
Isn’t Yoga, Just Exercise?
I will try to keep this short and will also be making a you tube video testimony to share as well. I ‘ll begin with this: Yoga seems “innocent” & “harmless” to practice. Like everyone else I just thought it was simply exercise, nothing more. That’s it! I had NO idea that I was invoking so many things that were spiritually bad. Yoga is evil and demonic. YES …you heard me! This is 100% TRUE! I would have never believed this before, but I do now.
Everything seemed “fine” on the surface, but inside I was suffering. I was literally knocked off my feet and could not walk. This was the Lord saying “ENOUGH“. Many at work (hospital, I am a nurse) knew that I had x3 toe surgeries. Not one foot, but both of them. I had to learn how to walk again but this time the RIGHT way with the LORD. What does it say in the Bible? The I & II Commandments : You shall have no other gods before Me & you shall not make yourself and idol. – (Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:8). Clearly I was doing both.
Is Yoga Idol Worship?
Hinduism/Buddism is IDOL worship. Every pose represents a Hindu god. It is NOT biblical. It is NOT compatible with christianity in ANY way shape or form. You CANNOT separate the physical from the spiritual from it.
There is a spiritual battle going on out there, that is a FACT! This I understand now more than ever. We all have at some point been at a dark place in our lives and I NEVER want to go back there! I can remember someone coming up to me at work, just before I was knocked off my feet and she said to me, “Carla you look awful, you have huge dark circles under your eyes”. I remember going to look at myself in the mirror and behind those eyes was someone completely empty. There was no peace in my life. Everything that I had learned in yoga over the past 8 years was a lie. I was physically strong on the outside, but on the inside was the opposite. Sadly, I was spiritually dead.
I was baptized on February 11, 2018. The Lord then knocked me off my feet February 27, 2018. I just had toe’s surgery and came across someone else’s testimony – (Steven Bancarz testimony) a former new ager. I used to follow all of his new age pages. On this evening I was sitting on the sofa all bandaged up. THIS testimony resonated with me and after hearing it I’ve never been the same. It’s like for 8 years I couldn’t see — I was blind. The Lord began to cleanse my heart and showed me a whole new way to live. Not in that darkness or those lies anymore.
Yoga is not what you think. I know that some will refuse to listen because I too refused to listen. I used to laugh at other christians when they tried to tell me and warn me that it was not good. Here I was a “Christian practicing yoga” and saying “oh its harmless” — “it’s just exercise”. I was WRONG. There is no compromise people. Once I fully surrendered to the Lord and repented of everything I did with yoga and asked for forgiveness for practicing it, it’s very clear that my life changed 360 degrees!
Over the past 8 years I posted about yoga to now sharing about the Lord every day. This is not a phase. It is forever. This will never change. The Lord has shown me a new way to live righteously and only for HIM and there is no turning back. I have decided to follow Jesus! My old life was all about yoga this yoga that. Well that old life is GONE, the new has come and I am a new creation in Christ! (“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17).
I will NEVER go back to that old life. I am happy to be living 100% for the Lord. He has set me free from that bondage and I am completely healed and thankful. All glory to GOD for setting this captive free!! God is so AMAZING AND IS SO GOOD!
Thank you for reading if you have made it this far. This is my story and how do we overcome …by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony . Revelation 12:11
Someone’s testimony helped me. I pray that this will help someone. God bless
Carla LaFramboise -Plum
Accept His Invitation?
God desires a relationship with you too. No matter what it is that you are walking in right now, He wants to help you walk through it. He doesn’t want us floundering alone in the struggles of life. A relationship with Him starts with a tug in our heart and yearning to know Him better. He is offering us salvation, forgiveness, acceptance, grace, mercy, love, kindness, healing and guidance. He is the giver of miracles.
I am inviting you to pray the “prayer of salvation”. This is the most important prayer that we will ever pray. In this prayer we acknowledge that we are ready to trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. When we pray the prayer of salvation, we’re letting God know we believe His Word is true and we are inviting Him to take the lead of our lives.
Romans 10:9-10 ~ “if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Biblegateway.com
I come before you today and admit that I am a sinner. I know that there is nothing that I can do that will save myself. Many times I have done things that I know didn’t please you. I have been selfish and lived my life in selfish ways. For this I am sorry, and I ask for Your forgiveness.
I am ready to trust You as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe that You are the Son of God, that You died on the cross for my sins and that after 3 days You rose again.
You did for me what I could not do for myself. Today I come to you and ask You to take control of my life. I freely give it to you. Help me to live every day in ways that please You.
I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.
In Jesus’ name ~~ Amen
Additional Christian Testimonies
Did Carla’s Christian Testimony encourage you? Do you have a Christian Testimony that you would like to share? Did you pray the salvation prayer?
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