‘The Holy Spirit Entered’: Danica McKellar Reveals Moment She Found Christ

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‘The Holy Spirit Entered’: Danica McKellar Reveals Moment She Found Christ

By Movieguide® Contributor

Danica McKellar explored her faith journey on the “Human Hope” podcast, including the moment “the Holy Spirit entered” her. 

“I didn’t grow up with faith, really,” the actress said. “I believed in spirituality, I believed that there was something else…and then when I turned 20-ish, my dad found his faith suddenly.”

McKellar said her father would speak to her about his newfound faith, but she “didn’t really get it.”

“Fast forward many years,” the WONDER YEARS actress shared. “I’m in my 40s now…my friend Candace Cameron Bure brought me into church.”

It started when McKellar messaged Bure on Instagram after seeing her friend post messages about God’s forgiveness. Bure asked if she could send McKellar a Bible. McKellar said yes but admitted she “didn’t really open it.”

“Fast forward to Palm Sunday…I went to church with her,” she continued. “We saw this Passion Play, and it…just got right in. I like to say, ‘I don’t know what happened,” but my dad says, ‘The Holy Spirit entered you, that’s what happened.’”

McKellar frequently speaks about her faith journey and how it has changed her life. 

“I would not say I’ve embraced religion so much as [created a] relationship,” she told Fox News. “I’ve found my faith, and it’s been an amazing life changer. I have this sense that everything’s going to be fine in a way that I never really had before.”

She continued, “I am so grateful to Candace Cameron Bure for bringing me into this era of my life. She really had a lot to do with it. Also my dad. He’s been a believer for a long time. It’s just been a beautiful, beautiful gift, and it feels so good, and I want everyone to have that feeling.”

McKellar also constantly credits Bure for bringing her to Christ. 

“Candace, I don’t want to brush over the huge, huge impact that you’ve had on my life this year,” the actress said while appearing on “The Candace Cameron Bure” podcast. “You gave me this Bible that I read all the time, and I love it so much, and I go to church now, and I talk to Jesus all the time, every day. It’s unbelievable. And you were like my guide. You were just an angel in my life, and you still are. And I just want to thank you for that publicly.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

WONDER YEARS star Danica McKellar got personal in a recent Instagram post where she opened up about her personal relationship with God. 

“Hey everyone! I went live today to share the journey I’ve recently embarked on,” she captioned a lengthy video post. “I’m not here to preach, but I have so much love in my heart I just had to share what I’m experiencing, and to share a little why I believe it’s taken me up to this point to begin this journey.” 

McKellar’s post continued:

In my life, starting in childhood, I had been made aware of all the hypocrisy in the various religions of Christianity, it being used for evil, power & control throughout history, and that had definitely biased me. But that’s just people, that doesn’t represent God’s actual love for us. And I can tell you I’m experiencing a relationship with God and Jesus that I’ve never had before, and it feels miraculous. And it all started one evening when I was struggling with the idea of forgiveness and DM’d my good friend @candacecbure about a passage from the Bible she had read on her instastories, and then she sent me a Bible, and invited me to church… I am wishing all of you the love & freedom I feel in my heart on this journey, and a beautiful Sunday!!