Friday, July 30, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Share your Testimony

Today will be the last Show Us Your life for a few weeks. I really enjoy these Fridays and I hope ya'll do too! But I need to get a fresh set of topics and just take a little break. We will start back in September. If you have a suggestion for a Friday theme - please leave it in the comments! You can find most of the past ones (and I'll try to get it updated with the rest soon) at

I thought a good way to end it for a while would be to have you share your testimonies with us! I think it could be inspiring to read different stories of how God has worked in your lives!!!

I was raised in a Christian home. I have two wonderful Godly parents who always took me to church. So I learned at a very young age about Jesus. And when I was 6 on January 13, 1980 - I kneeled in my bedroom at home and asked him to save me! I was baptized the next Sunday. I was fortunate that I was active in church throughout my high school years. And I was able to go to a Christian college.

After college - I struggled with a lot of things - what I wanted to do with my life, who would I marry, etc. I also began to struggle with my Christian walk. I attended a church but that was about all I did. I filled a pew on Sunday mornings. I wasn't active and I didn't have a strong walk with God at all.

I was very lonely and sad as I struggled with being single and it made me angry at God. I didn't understand why everyone else seemed to find someone and He didn't bring me the one the I wanted. I was a spoiled brat in His eyes I'm sure. As I drifted away from my relationship with God I began to rebel and make choices I'm not proud of.

I'm thankful for a God of second chances and who forgives. He never let me out of His hands and He had a plan for my life all along. I met Scott and we eventually married and I knew when we got married that we needed to be involved in church and that I needed to become closer to God.

We joined our current church and it is had a significant impact on my spiritual life. We joined a Sunday School class that was full of Godly Christians and those couples have become dear friends to us as well as prayer partners and support. Scott realized several years ago that he had never been truly saved and he was saved and baptized and became the Spiritual leader of our home. I began to fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus. And I can honestly say that going through infertility and going through what we did with Harper made me closer to God than I could have ever imagined. Sometimes it takes trials to refine you and help you realize what is important.

I have not led a perfect life. I'm a sinner like everyone else. BUT what I have realized - especially in the last 2-3 years is Jesus is EVERYTHING to me. I am nothing without Him and I would have no hope and no joy in this life if I didn't have Him. I just want everyone to know that same love that only He can give.

I hope many of you will be willing to share your stories with us!

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