Ida wrote in to tell us her story of God’s grace and mercy in her life. It’s not a conversion testimony, but it is a testimony (as far as I’m concerned). It’s a story that reminds us to be in continual communication with God — to ask Him to help us with everything. Too often we forget that He cares and we struggle through our days on our own. He’s there for us. He’s there for you.
I was raised in a Christian household, and thus believed I knew God. I lived to please myself and lived my life the way I thought would make me the happiest. I had my own townhouse, as to not live at home. I limited my interaction with others, as to not be inconvenienced. I lived with my boyfriend, a statement of independence (my confession to my fear of marriage) and unknowingly to me, my declaration of unworthiness to love. Despite my best attempts at making myself happy, I found myself miserable to the point of depression.
Marek’s Christian testimony reminds me of the prodigal son. God waits, regardless of our sin, desiring to welcome us home again. If you’ve been away, remember, He’s waiting with unconditional forgiveness.
Marek’s Christian Testimony
Phumi’s Christian testimony isn’t long, overly exciting, or dramatic, but I really like it. Why? Because it reminds us that we, as Christians, are to be separate from the world, not part of it. Not all new technology or high fashion is evil, but as Phumi warns us, we need to beware lest Satan steals our soul.
Near the beginning of Dave’s story, we see the following:
In 1991, my second son, Greg, who was only 18 months old, was diagnosed with AML leukemia. I was crushed, because I feared for his death, and wanted to be able to love him for my entire life.
I don’t know about you, but this story breaks my heart. It crushes my spirit and causes me to ask, as a father, “Why God? WHY?”
Hannah submitted her testimony to us a few days back. It’s not a typical testimony, as it doesn’t detail her conversion experience. But a testimony of God’s grace and power doesn’t always have to be a conversion experience. It can simply be a story of what God has done for you–how He has been real to you and changed your life. Check out Hannah’s story by clicking the link below . . .
Alaina says she’s just a kid. Well, that makes her testimony that much more impressive, because she sounds pretty mature to me. I love the following quote in her testimony:
I don’t know how life-changing my story was to you, because after a lot of Bible-reading and praying, these became things that I just knew.
Isn’t it true? If we read, we will know. And that quote portrays another elementary truth about God: He has given us everything we need for life and peace. We have His Word–His letter to us. What will we do with it?
Justin’s journey to Christ was filled with obstacles. He grew up hating Christ. He was almost killed multiple times in motorcycle and car accidents. He married a Hindu woman and looked for meaning in Hinduism. But ultimately he found only emptiness . . . until he found Jesus.
While on his knees in prayer one night, God gave Frank a little surprise!
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. This is Jessica’s testimony and it’s riveting (at least it was to me).