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Melissa Joan Hart on Faith Journey: ‘I’m Always Going to God’

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Melissa Joan Hart on Faith Journey: ‘I’m Always Going to God’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actress Melissa Joan Hart opened up about her faith journey and the “born-again” moment that changed how she views the Holy Spirit. 

“I think that all through my life faith has always been there for me,” she told CBN. “As I talk to myself as I go through my day, I’m always going to God.”

Hart was raised Catholic and began attending a Presbyterian church with her husband, Mark Wilkerson, who was a Baptist. 

Even though the actress was raised Christian, she revealed that she didn’t truly understand the Holy Spirit and the Trinity until she was an adult. 

“I did have a born-again, Holy Spirit moment,” she shared with the Christian Post. “I never really understood the Holy Spirit or the Trinity in a sense. One day, we were in Bible study, and it just hit, like the Holy Spirit made sense to me all of a sudden!”

Hart continued, “One day, I just felt it, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s the Holy Spirit talking to me. I get it now.’ Like a lightning bolt just hit me, and I was like, ‘The Holy Spirit! I don’t know why it just hit me, and I got it.’ Then I better understood the Trinity and all that.” 

The actress also shared how prayer has helped her banish any darkness and let the light in. 

“One of the great things that I’ve learned is that darkness is just the absence of light, and without Jesus you just have this darkness and then Jesus is the light,” she told God TV. “So not having Jesus in your life just leaves this void.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Hart’s family’s faith:

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 actress Melissa Joan Hart said her family prays constantly.

“We pray constantly. We pray over every meal. We pray every bedtime. We pray on every journey,” said Hart in an interview with Movieguide®.

Hart’s declaration echoes 1 Thessalonians 5: 17, where the apostle Paul says believers should pray without ceasing.

“We pray whenever we someone in the family needs that we pray for people that we know in the world that need it,” Hart continued. “Each night we take a different turn around the table praying and I love when our seven year old just as the funniest prayers, depending on which brother he’s mad at, he won’t mention them or dog instead of his brother. But no, we’re church going Sunday people and we’re Bible study people and, um, we really try to live a life based on what Jesus taught us.”