How are you all doing today? I hope you’ve enjoyed your week.
I mentioned in the Testimony Corner that I was opportuned to share “My Story” in my Church Magazine. I thought I should share it here on Anoda Phase as well, just because…well, it may encourage somebody…
Note; I have done some editing to the original work, as I deemed suitable, so this is not the exact copy that was published…
“I grew up in an orthodox Christian family, Anglican to be precise. Although we always went to Church, I didn’t quite know what it meant to have a “deeper, more personal” relationship with God.
I first became born-again in my Junior Secondary School, after responding to an alter call at a ministration I attended in school. However, due to childhood exuberances and lack of people to mentor or keep me going in the faith, I soon forgot all about my new found faith.
When I got into the University in 1999, I joined a campus fellowship called Charis, attended the believers’ class, became a drama minister, and thus revived my walk with God.
When I came to the UK for my Masters degree, I joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and soon became a Church Usher. After completing my Masters programme, I moved to another city to take up a job offer. There, I joined yet another church, where I again joined the drama ministration team.
It hasn’t always been a smooth journey since 1999 until now though. Sometimes, I just wasn’t living the life that I knew He had called me to live, as His child. I looked back occasionally and failed to walk in His path, but I loved God, and would always run back to Him…And of course, He loves me even more, so He’d always take me back in His arms.
Over the years, I have learnt that God loves and cares for me irrespective of my past. He has taken me from the miry clay and set my feet upon the rock, to keep me from falling. He gave me His Holy Spirit, to be my teacher, guide, counsellor, and a voice of caution. The good Lord in His infinite mercies has been very good and kind to me, and to my family. He has preserved my soul and kept me in good health; I have never had to undergo surgery or ever been hospitalised.
I know that I can call on Him, and speak to Him about any and every thing, no matter how seemingly small or huge. I know that in my walk with Him, He holds my hand and leads me safely on. I’m assured and increasingly convinced that what He has said concerning me in His word and through His prophets shall come to pass; though it tarry, I shall wait for it.
I’m further blessed because the Lord led me to a man who encourages me to dream big, and supports me all the way…he’s my loudest cheerleader…and together, we desire to be instruments of God’s glory. I have a passion for inspiring and motivating teenage girls and young ladies. I also love to minister to people through Christian drama. I submit myself to be used of and by God, as He wills, in these (and other) areas”.
I really don’t know how this may apply to you reading this post, but I have a question for you; Are you currently going through a phase where you feel like, you are too “dirty, or sinful, or unworthy” to go before the Father? Do you feel ashamed, probably of something that you’ve done in your past? Are there inner (or even external) voices telling you that God couldn’t possibly want someone like you? Have you been a Christian before but fell along the way and are now struggling or finding it difficult to retrace your steps to the Father? Or have you never even been a Christian? Ok, I know that’s more than one question but honey, I’ve got good news for you…
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…need I say more? NO CONDEMNATION! Just ask Him for Mercy…
John 3:16 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…God didn’t give “His only begotten son” for nothing…He loves you, and He wants you to be His…FOREVER!
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief…yes, He came to save sinners, not the “saved”…He came to save YOU!
Col 1:13-14 He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son, by whom we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven…your sins are forgiven…you are FREE!
Finally, I pray, that the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, our very own Lord, and saviour. Amen.
Have a fantastic weekend.
PS; I’m experimenting with a new theme…do you like it?
A Cry to God for Mercy
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