Sunday, January 29, 2017

Testify!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some of you may know that I have a separate face book page called Personal Testimony Page.
 
 
 
 
  I shared my testimony on July 2013 and was overwhelmed at the responses from my friends..
 
  I  was hoping others would share their testimony also.....and some of them did.
 
  I re-share my testimony around that time each year.
 
  Activity on that page is few and far between so when I saw I had a notification from that page I was
 
 excited to see. This is what I saw and I asked if I could share it and he said yes.
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Chris Wright

 January 27 at 11:52pm.
 
Before I came to Christ I was a drinker and occasionally took drugs for recreation.
 
 I believed there was a God, but had no intention of changing my ways.
 
After going to Thailand and having some magic mushrooms, i had a bad trip.
 
 My sister had had schizophrenia, so I thought I was going to get it too.
 
 I returned home to Australia and felt a bit better.
 
However the fear returned and I couldn't get any relief.
 
 One day I decided to visit my Mum's church. It helped me a little.
 
While I was there, someone gave me a tape about Psalm 22.
 
It is about Jesus' sufferings on the cross.
 
 Apparently his mental suffering was much greater than his physical suffering.
 
 So from then on I felt someone could sympathize with me.
 
From then on I decided to read the bible and pray, and focus on Jesus' words.
 
 That changed me and helped me to overcome my anxiety. I'm not perfect but He loves me anyway.
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I thought this was a beautiful testimony and I clicked on Chris' name to see where he is from.
 
Lives in Seoul, South Korea
From Melbourne, Australia
 
God is so good!
 
  I question the use of face book sometimes but the OUTREACH can be so powerful when God is
 
given the glory.
 
 I thank Chris for this touching testimony and I encourage each of you to put yourself out
 
there in faith and let God do the rest.
 
  Love and hugs to each of you
 
 
You may not think that you have anything worthwhile to say because I thought
 
that also.  I thought my life is way far from perfect and I shouldn't be telling anyone
 
else anything.  But God kept pushing and nudging me to share and guess who
 
got a blessing from it.......me!  So listen to HIM......He will take your words, no matter how clumsy
 
and shaky they seem and He will work it our for His good.
 
Trust and Obey!
 
So here is my testimony if anyone is interested and I pray I get to hear yours some day!
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My Testimony
As I was reading my Bible this morning I read this verse....2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 "The coming of the lawless
one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and
wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused
to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe
the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness."
I grieved over this. Before I was saved, I thought, at the end times people could clearly see what was happening
and ask for forgiveness and be saved....but according to that verse that is not so. After turning away from God so
many times and refusing to love the truth God himself will send a delusion so that you will never see the truth.
I want everyone to be saved. I prayed and prayed this morning and I just kept getting the urging to give my testimony.
Which I have never done before. So dear God....please give me the words to say......amen.
When I was 13 I was saved at a revival at Springfield Methodist Protestant Church.
And then I went on with my life. I tried very hard to do "right" but failed so many times and even
forgot about any of it for months at a time. And there lies the problem. My salvation was not an "it"....it
was not "doing" the right thing.....it was not showing up at church......it was not giving up all of my
bad habits....but I didn't realize that. You could ask me if I was 100% positive that I was saved
and I would waiver just a little bit.
I would say "I think so but how does anyone know if they are doing everything right enough?" I would have
great time periods of being a good "Christian" or so I thought.
And time marched on...I got married....I had children.....we went to church most of the time....
Fast forward 30 years later.
I'm still up and down. I love the Lord. I think I'm safe.
Then, for some reason, I make a commitment to start reading my Bible more.
Then, I decide to turn my radio in my car to WMBV Christian Radio and listen.
I started my mornings off with a preacher on television.
And these things have dramatically changed my life.
What you surround yourself with is what comes forth in your life.
I am not putting down the Church in any way....because it and the people there are my foundation.
I would not be at this next step without them.
The more I heard and read the more I understood and wanted to know more.
I started a new relationship in my life. My relationship with Christ. Key word - relationship.
I had to put in time in this relationship......not just Sundays.
Would you wake up with your loved one and not say anything.....or even talk to them for days at a time? No!
So our relationship began. Then I started praying for wisdom and knowledge about our relationship and it
was like a light turned on after trying to read in darkness.
I started reading only Christian books to further my education on our relationship.
That was only about 7 years ago that I made this total commitment to Christ......that I said "I Do"...that I will love , honor and cherish you.
I can tell you that I am 100% sure that I am saved!! I will go to heaven and be with my Savior.......praise the Lord!
I can also tell you that I am far from perfect. I mess up.....a lot. I have terrible days but I still have my relationship
with Christ. He will not leave me. If you act ugly or have a bad day with your spouse or loved one does that mean the
relationship is over....NO! You make up.....you do better......you love each other.....you talk to each other....you continue
on with your relationship. That's how Christ is.......he loves you.......talk to him.
We try to make this hard and it's so easy.........and it's the most wonderful thing you can ever do in your life.
It doesn't mean our lives will be perfect or not have sadness and trouble.
But it does mean that we will never have to face anything alone or be unloved.....what else could you want in life?
Please don't wait as long as I did......you may not have that much time.
Please ask Christ to come into your life today if you don't have that relationship.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Lisa Tucker - status - In a relationship

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Love to you all!!
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Hi Lisa,

What a beautiful testimony! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mrs.B

Anonymous said...

Amen sister, God Bless
Dena

Tete said...

I love this! Your best post yet! 2 great testimonies...and it really is all about spending time in his arms. Not everyone will make it...and there's a reason to why some people just cannot see the truth when its smacking them in the face. So sad- but we are free to choose.
Have a great weekend!