Friday, November 02, 2007

My Testimony (How my life has changed)

I grew up in a loving home with great parents. We went to church for as long as I can remember. Even attended their private Christian school. When I was 12 years old, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. However from about age 14 until October 2003, I didn't live my life as a Christian. I was pretty wild during my teenage years. Got married right out of high school at age 18. I was divorced by age 21. Partied pretty hard during those times also.

In 1994, I started dating my husband. After about 8 months, we bought our current piece of property and moved into together. We had the typical marriage...good times and bad times. But then the bad times were more constant then the good times. We got married June 2003 (story in itself) thinking that by getting married it would fix our relationship.

By the end of August, Divorce was already in our vocabulary. Since we both had been previously married, we knew how to do that. Something miraculously happened in October of 2003.

My aunt and uncle were continuously asking us to come to church with them. They had started going to a new church a few months before and loved it. We finally broke down to do this, just so they would leave us alone.

We attended for our first time in October. At that time, I would have never guessed it would be the changing point of my marriage and my life.

It wasn't necessarily the church that changed us, as it was the people that God put into our life through the church. Both of us had a lot of work to do. By the end of 2003, Both my husband and I realized that even though at early ages we had accepted Christ as our Savior, we had not allowed Him to be Lord of our lives.

The past 4 years, Christ has worked in our lives and changed us. For me, God gave me individuals in my life that has helped me overcome unforgiveness, taught me the true meaning of being a wife, encouraged me to find my spiritual gifts and to use them, and provided me with unlimited amounts of love.

God saved my marriage. I owe Christ everything. He is my Savior and my Lord.

I still struggle and fall...but He is there to lift me up, dust me off, and help me get started again!

Praise be to Him!!!!!

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