Read your personal stories of how you met Christ and why you trusted Him as your Lord and Savior.
A testimony in its simplest form is really only a couple of sentences telling how and when you became a Christian.
1 Peter 3:15-16 says: “ But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect……”
“BEAUTY FROM THE ASHES”
I give abba father all the glory. God has truly blessed me. Sometimes I speak for me we think we can do it ourselves but when a bereavement strikes you think it will never get better, but I can testify it can and has and is free. The death of a parent cuts your foundations at any age you become broken, but Gods hands picked me up from the slumber of grief right at the point of breakthrough work wise.
Gods steps told me to come back to him take the job promotion and it has pushed me to new heights learning things, skills I didn’t feel I possessed. Yes, haters do come, storms occur enemies do appear but one constant who has not failed me is Yahweh. One blessing was getting a promotion without even going for an interview ahead of others, who may or are more qualified than me.
God indeed promotes you in front of your enemies doors open. Things have changed for me for the good not through me, but as a result of Yahweh amen.
Ken London UK
“GOD SAVED ME”
“Good day everyone… I am here to share with you how God saved me and showed me the truth and salvation. And how, in the midst of turmoil in my life right now, I am still seeking GOD.
I committed incest in my younger years. When I was six, my uncle used to lock me up in a room (away from my siblings) and molested me. He told me then that what we are doing is alright and is not bad. Little did I know that what we are doing is a very grave sin.
When I was seven, I’ve realized the horror that we are doing, so I told my siblings about it. They did not believe me, and worst, they told my uncle that I have been fabricating stories about him. Imagine my shock and dismay at that time. This set-up goes for almost five years. When my parents are out in the house, my uncle and I did horrible things, and when I begged my parents to take me wherever they go (in order to stay away from my uncle) they just ignored me.
When I was about nine years old, a certain representative of a ministry gave us free bible ( I remembered that it was a small one, with a brown cover). I read it like it was just a simple story, and was amazed by the miracles Jesus had done. I cannot say at that time I became a pure believer and follower in Christ because I am still not aware much of its greatness. However, each story gives me this peaceful feeling and I still read on it.
When I was eleven I had this panic attack. This started when my teacher in Values Education gave us some task to write the happiest and saddest moments of our life. I wrote the saddest part of my life, and suddenly some of my classmates grabbed the paper on me and learned about what happened to me. Most of them were shocked but one teased me about it in front of the class.
This panic attack lasted for three days. When my mother noticed it, she scolded me and said that I am insane. When my father heard my story, he ignored me and told me that maybe my memory was somewhat “distorted”.
That’s the time I lost hope in everything. Until one day I turn back to God. I ask God why I am alone about this. It was then that I realized that I am really not alone. If my family left me, there is still God. If my friends left me, there is still God. If injustice prevails and lies covered the truth there is still one God who believed in you, who shared the tears and fears that you have. There is still God…and nobody can change that.
There are more trials that happened to me after these things: my elder sister became pregnant at the same time that I lost my college scholarship and we landed on a financial and emotional crisis. My friend committed suicide and my lies became a part of it. My father left us and had another family. We are in a state of doing a crime today because we had this illegal electricity connection.
Even when I told them the perils of these crimes, my family ignored me, just as they once ignored me when I told them about the sexual abuse. I realized that I have this personality problem in which I failed to acknowledge my weaknesses in front of everyone, as well as not asking for help from others most of the time.
As of now, I am a great sinner. A really great sinner. But this fact never shakes my faith that however filthy I am now GOD will never leave me, and I believe that in the future I will help my family to have this clean life. I promise to myself that I will work harder…and when that time comes that we are living a Christian life these setbacks and crimes, will be my other testimony that GOD IS GOOD, AND THAT IS A FACT THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE…
Brothers and sisters, I am fervently asking for your prayers that I can still keep this hope until the time comes. May my life will serve as a good example of GOD’S IMMEASURABLE LOVE as well as an example that in a person who struggles to live Christ-like, my dearest, you are not alone..”
GOD BLESS EVERYONE…
I No Longer Want to Die
During the end of 2006 and the early part of 2007, I was suffering from a terrible depression that led me to start thinking about suicide. Around that time I was talking to some people on a few forums about my problems. One of those people helped me learn a little bit about Jesus. I also found out about prayer on the internet, which led me to read about Jesus.
Eventually, I began to realize that even the person who had helped me learn some about Jesus, couldn’t help me. It seemed like the only one who could help me was the Lord himself. I felt like I couldn’t trust people, so I turned to the Lord.
Now I’m doing a lot better and I’m no longer suicidal. I trust people more and the Lord has changed me so much! Thanks to Jesus, I no longer want to die! If it wasn’t for him I do not think I would have made it. That’s not all he’s done though; He has saved me so I could have everlasting life!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”.
Michelle’s Story – I No Longer Want to Die