I can truly say I love the Lord with all my heart and I thank Him for saving my soul. I thank Him daily for what He has done in my life and the path He has put me on. I am always in need of prayer. I thank Him for the people He’s allowed me to witness to over my life time and those He will allow me to witness to in the future. I am 53 years old and the Lord called me a few years ago to work as a certified nursing assistant and I found my calling with hospice care. I have been with over 50 some people and held their hand when they took there last breath. It has been so rewarding for me and the things that I have seen and experienced will go with me the rest of my life. But you know all these people some were family and some were strangers but they all left something with me when they passed. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world and I thank Him daily for what He has done for me in my life and for what He will continue to do in my life.
My story is about my beautiful daughter. I’m so blessed that God chose me to be her mother. She has many severe physical disabilities and has to be in a motorized wheelchair but that doesn’t stop her from doing everything she wants to do. She is such an amazing inspiration to all that meet her and I know that God has wonderful plans for her, his light shines through her. She has plans to graduate from high school and attend college. She wants to be a counselor to help others know God. Even though some days are difficult for her, she continues to have a positive attitude. Her favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, and she shares it with everyone that will listen. We even had a mural painted in her bedroom with that verse and others that God laid on her heart. I know God will continue to give her strength and courage to share His love.
After losing my grandmother to breast cancer I’ve always felt like I could no longer make it. I got to a point where I was down and depressed and not happy anymore. I would worry more than I prayed and I just felt like nothing was going my way. I had to write everything out in a poem to get how I really felt out. Lately I’ve prayed more and my prayers have been answered and I’ve began to worry less. I no longer feel down depressed or worthless and I smile a lot more! I thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for bringing through.
I attended Church, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and got confirmed at age 12/13. After I turned 17, graduated high school and moved away from home, I stopped going to Church and went in a different direction and hanging with the wrong crowd. After I got married and had our daughter I began to think of the past and the bad choices I made. When our daughter was born we had her baptized. But still did not attend church on a regular or yearly basis, only for funerals and weddings. Our neighbor across the street was the pastor at the Lutheran Church just across from our home. His daughters invited mine to church one Sunday then to VBS, she liked going but didn’t quite fit in with some of the other kids so after a few months stopped going. That fall we had new neighbors move in the parsonage across the street, a very dear elder couple. The husband used to be a pastor until an accident occurred and then he was stricken with cancer and dementia and within a year passed. My daughter who was around 10 at the time would always go over and visit with his wife, soon they became close and she invited my daughter to her church, which was a non-denominational church called the Church of Christ. My daughter attended regularly. After a few years she began asking for me to go. I went a few times but not often. I am proud to say because of my daughter and our widowed neighbor within the last 1 1/2 yrs I started to attend more regularly with my daughter and had remembered how I had taken for granted how God has blessed me/us with a wonderful family, neighbors, and friends. Without them I don’t think I would have gone back to attending church like I used to when I was younger and praise God and give him the thanks he so much deserves for sacrificing himself and forgiving us for our sins and accepting us for who we are. He is my biggest inspiration in life and deserve to be shared with everyone possible.
I started drugs at age 12. I used for 32 years. Ended up in prison with hep c and that is where I discovered just how real Jesus is. He comforted me when I felt so alone. He healed me from my sickness. He made me feel whole when I felt at my lowest. I have been in recovery since 2007. My Lord sustains me and I know He is always with me! I want a shirt to so that people will see and without a doubt Know Who it is changing me and giving me strength. I want to be a living witness. Thank-you.
Jesus saved me when I didn’t think I was worth saving. I had been alone, seeing my immediate family perish one after another…it broke me deeply; deeper than the scars of my own.
I tried all the usual things, finding it didn’t fill the hole(s). Years, I ignored the symptoms of sin because it was what everyone else did anyways…I thought I was still “doing me.”
When Christ came into my life, I watched as He broke some things off, and others He left me to choose Life for myself. Now my weaknesses are not stumbling blocks, but opportunities to come closer to my Lord and Savior.
This wasn’t just some myth or girly fantasy. The Jesus of the bible was, and is, and will always be real.
I do not feel alive unless I’m discussing about my salvation, or being alone, alone w God. He surprises me even when I barely have enough faith…and He is always consistent.
This world hurts. It hurts because of sin. For too long, the world has accepted the lie vs the life.
If all I do is sing and dance, the world will know I serve the Living God.
I actually heard about this through my sister who is completely devoted to Jesus Christ. I have never been into religion, though I’ve been to many churches. I feel that I have a hole that cannot be filled, and she keeps telling me to let him in, and that will all go away. Maybe I’m just stubborn, I’m not sure. But I reach out (not just for the awesome goodie) but because I wish to believe as strongly as she does, and to hear others stories.