Great testimony, I've had the same things happen in my life, the Lord impresses me to pray for my wife, she works in an office, later come to find out it was false doctrine or the wife of a witch came to visit, you're not alone!
About those 9 years, were you seeking after the Lord, did you like to read your Bible?
The reason I ask you this, is Paul tells us before we were born again we were dead in trespasses and sins, EP 2:1, also in Rm 3:11, no one seeks after Him, dead people don't seek or read, ...so you were in sin, but were you seeking after Him, were you reading your Bible?
The New Testament teaches four levels of Spiritual growth;
Babies - 1 Cor 3:1
Children - 1 Jn 2:12
Young Adults - 1 Jn 2:13
Fathers - 1 Jn 2:13
What I'm suggesting is maybe you passed from one level to another, for some it's a gentle shift, hardly noticeably, one day you realize you haven't been doing the things you used to do, for others it can be cataclysmic, as if they weren't really born again before, God deals with His children as HE sees fit, ...if you were dead in your trespasses and sins, what were you doing listening to a Christian program?
1 Peter 1:23 teaches we are born again by the Word and the Holy Spirit, so what verse did the Lord use to call you, that's when you were born again.
In my own early years as a Christian I was taught to be "on fire" for the Lord, the Pastor encourged me to go for it! I taught Sunday School, the youth, an adult Bible study, a men's group, and played in the worship band! The Lord in His grace moved me out of that church in to a tiny little church of about 50 people, the pastor was a wise man of God and explained to me that I was trying to run without ever learning how to sit or stand! All that I had been trying to do in my flesh didn't work, but after I learned how to sit then the Lord taught me how to stand and finally I was ready to walk with Him.
As to your experiences with the Lord, maybe it's like if you had a son 2 years old and you bought him a baseball mitt for his birthday, he couldn't play catch with you, but, ...when he turned 6, he could actually catch the ball with the mitt when you threw it! I think it's like that for a lot of us, we are encourged to run before we learn how to sit, ...like, now you can hear God when He talks to you. And that's what it all about, a personal relationship with God, it's a dialogue not a monologue.
As I look back now I can see the differences in the two pastors, the first was a seminary school grad with a masters degree, always teaching down to me, telling me what I should be doing for the Lord, the second, ...an ex-biker who studied at the University of the Holy Spirit in the Desert, ...on his knees, ...who encourged me to get on my knees before the Lord and wait and see what the Lord would do for me!
Hang in there Bro, and keep on keeping on with the Lord, welcome to the family of God whenever you joined, were going home soon, Marite.