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Most know her as the "Queen of Disco," but it's Gloria Gaynor's journey to faith in Christ that's most compelling.
In the 1980s, the "I Will Survive" singer was known for her parties. In fact, it was at one of those parties—a celebration thrown by the entertainer and her then-husband Linwood Simon—that the Lord literally got ahold of her.
"My mother had passed away some years before," Gaynor recently told CBN's Faithwire. "I sort of lost my moral compass for a minute. ... I was kind of in limbo morally and kind of going along with whoever I was with and all of that. One night, the Lord literally grabbed me on my collar and said, 'That's enough.'
"We had given a party in my hotel room and people were coming in with drugs and all that stuff and I was ready to get involved, to indulge, and the Lord just said, 'No.' I believe that He just said to the enemy, 'Not to this one. This one's mine.'"
A little more than a year later, Gaynor recalled coming across her baptismal certificate—a discovery that flooded the songwriter's mind with memories of when she was baptized at 16 years old.
She was reminded in that moment of God's faithfulness.
"He doesn't forget—even when we do," she said. "He let me run amok for a minute. ... He just loves us so much."
Gaynor went on to say there is "nothing more important" than listening to God when He speaks. To make her point, the 79-year-old performer recalled a miraculous instance in which she heard the voice of God.
Many years ago, during a bus strike, Gaynor was desperately searching for a ride home. She finally found an operating bus, but it was a distance away. As she was walking, the singer found herself under a train trestle when—out of the blue, she recalled—she "heard the Holy Spirit say, 'Stop now!'"
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