Saturday, October 22, 2011

Every Test Brings A Testimony!


It has been a very long time since I've written.  I decided that I am going to try and go back to writing on a regular basis. I find I feel rewarded when I do.  It's like my time with God.  This last week was really trying and I have to be honest it was very emotional.  The devil really does come to steal and destroy (John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full) but thankfully I know a man who can change all of that and His name is Jesus!  (Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God)


I was sitting here this evening watching the Gaither Gospel hour and they started singing an old time gospel song that simply says….

Without him I would be nothing.

Jesus, oohhh Jesus; do you know him today

Please don't turn him away; oooohhhhh Jesus,

My Sweet Jesus; without Him how lost I would be.


It hit me like a rock and I thought – "Dear Lord, I remember when I was oh so lost and undone without You.  I remember when my days were nothing but a blur and I simply just struggled to make it through a day without a true purpose.  Although I am still not 100% certain what my purpose is I do know I am closer today than I have ever been.  I also find that when my faith is being tested and the devil harasses me is when I'm walking closer with Jesus and that a breakthrough is on the horizon.  I used to think that when I was in the valley was when Jesus had left me; however, as I grow closer in my relationship with Jesus, I find that it is because in those valley's is when I get closer to Jesus. I may not always understand my trials & tests, but I do know my faith is growing stronger and I know that my God is faithful.  With every test is a testimony!


I remember when I used to hear my grandparents say, "I simply don't know how people can live their lives without Jesus".  I admit I did not fully understand what they meant then, but oh I do now.  There is a peace like you cannot imagine when you give your all to Jesus and you truly live your life everyday for him.  It's like a new beginning when I wake each morning.  I actually look forward to life and living it! I'm not wealthy in monetary value but I am the richest person you'll ever know.  It's true, if you'll just take your burdens and lay them at the feet of Jesus; turn them over to Him and leave them at the Cross and you'll find that everything WILL be just fine.  It's called "His" will... not ours!


They ended the show so fitting singing…. "Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling for you & me and He is waiting and watching – watching for you & for me".  He simply wants His children to come home!  I hope you will make the decision to "come home" and serve Jesus and give Him your all…'ll never regret it. 


1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


I'm so glad my God is always present and faithful and will never leave me nor forsake me!