Hello everyone! I hope you had a fun St. Patrick’s Day and a great month of March! This month we are changing things up a bit (thanks to recommendations from Sister Amy and Brother Stuart), and instead of answering questions we will be opening it up to allow those tagged to share their testimony. This tag is aimed at honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that is celebrated this month on Easter Sunday. (Whether you celebrate the holiday of Easter or not, I think all Christians can agree how important it is to remember the process Christ went through to give us hope and life).
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
- Link back to the original post.
- Use the original featured image.
- Share your testimony in your own way, this is a tag meant for reflection and sharing the amazing gift God has given us of redemption.
- Nominate one or more people to participate.
- Enjoy the rest of your month! ❤
I’m a little late on this post (we try to get these posts done in the first week of the month, and Purple Rose is the reason for that because she reminds me, I don’t know where my head would be without her). I blamed my lateness on homework and procrastination when a fellow blogger friend asked me about it. While that is certainly true, I think there was another reason I couldn’t quite explain yet. This tag is supposed to share our testimony and it requires a lot of reflection, reflection that I didn’t want to think about. I feel like I’m not really worthy of His mercy, and reflecting on God’s grace for me hasn’t been going so well lately.
A “Brief” Summary of My Testimony:
There’s so much I could write for my testimony, so I’m going to instead write a brief summary (remember, this is your testimony to share so do so as you please). 🙂
I was saved by Christ at seven years old when my amazing mother, Purple Rose, took me to a large church in the city we lived in. The service that day was super special, because I got to leave the main sanctuary and see Bibleman perform live! I was so excited. If you haven’t heard of him before, he dresses up in the full armor of God and uses the Word of God to destroy evil. For a little girl that loved superheroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and Anakin Skywalker (what? Yes, Jedi are superheroes in my book), Bibleman was INCREDIBLE. Anyways, after the performance Bibleman asked if anyone would like to come up and receive Jesus in their hearts, he would pray with us. So, I ran up to the stage with a few dozen other kids and gave my heart to the Lord. Thank you for taking me, Mama ❤
Speaking of my mama, I would not be a Christian if it weren’t for her. In fact, God knows where I would be without her. She was raised in church and is a preacher’s daughter, yes (the best one), but she chooses to live it every day of her life despite the hell she has been through. That’s the difference between her and the many Christians who show up every week and “put on” a pleasant face so they can hide the darkness. No one is perfect, but she’s definitely the closest besides Jesus in my book.
A huge part of my testimony can be found in my post I was a “Mean Girl” too, which talks about my sin growing up in how I treated others. I still have a long way to go. I fall back into my old habits easily. I act like I know exactly what I’m talking about when I don’t (ignorant), I make promises I don’t keep (forgetful), I don’t always budget for tithe (thief), I snap at those I love (quick to anger), I barely read my Bible (unfaithful), I swear when I’m really upset (vulgar), sometimes I have bad thoughts that I instantly have to rebuke out of my head (tainted), and I don’t know how to heal from the past and move on when it feels like my heart has been torn apart (unforgiveness).
Wow, God, I’m… really sorry. How does a seven year old who loves Bibleman and wants to be Your super girl turn into me? How does a little girl grow up to have regret, pain, and the chains I have weighing me down?
I don’t understand what’s wrong with me sometimes and I’m trying to give it to God, but I don’t feel worthy of approaching when there are so many other people who have been through worse and turned out better.
Do you ever feel like that?
That’s my testimony so far…
For this Monthly Tag, I am tagging:
Like I said before, share your testimony how you want to share it. It is YOURS and it is shared for the purpose of glorifying Him and giving encouragement to one another. Enjoy it 🙂 I can’t wait to see yours if you choose to participate! ❤
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