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As a child I went to a very small Methodist church, growing older I often went to church with friends in all different “denominations“, Episcopal, Catholic, etc. I heard, I sang, I went to Bible school, Bible study, but never did I understand. My mother and step-father never went, I was basically on my own as far as the understanding, but I believe now the seed was planted back then.

While going through my divorce, a co-worker (we’ll call him Paul) saw me sitting on a curb with my face in my hands.I was on a break that day and Paul asked what was wrong. I told Paul about the divorce,we talked for a few minuets and then he asked if I needed Jesus in my life. I was a little put off at his forwardness, who was he to ask about my religous beliefs, but my heart was breaking and I was looking for answers as to why I had started hating my spouse or just didn’t want to be with him anymore. I told Paul, “I don’t know.” So Paul started telling me about Jesus. As I sat and listened to what Paul had to say I was shocked and amazed when I realized just what Jesus and the Cross represented. The Love of this man who willingly died for my sins must have been unmeasurable. I accepted Christ into my life that day in 1994. As I said the sinners prayer I had a vision, a mighty Army was running full force in front of me. I never said anything to Paul when he asked me if I felt God come into my life. I was expecting this warmth, glow, fireworks, something! What I got was the vision.

Since that day I have been in and out of church, teething on the word, wanting so badly to eat the meat. I joined the choir of a church and loved it, experienced joy like never before, and met many wonderful people. I went to that church for about four years, but left after I felt a change in the spirit of the church, or was it my heart?  After four long years of wondering what went wrong, I realized that I was missing church, Needing to be there like never before. Often I had thought “I have Christ in my life why do I need to go to church?“. “There are plenty of other people who don’t go to church, what’s the difference with me?” “I don’t need other people around me singing and praying to feel good!” Well, now I have a new church home with some of the people from the previous church I went to. Now I am positive I need to have a church home; I thank GOD today that when I moved back to GA,I reconnected with this mighty group of Christians!  

Last year, May 17,2008 my world came tumbling down. I received a phone call from my daughter, my oldest son had passed away in his sleep. I have never in my life felt such pain, such sorrow. I disbelieved, I screamed, then cried out with all that was in me for Jesus! At that very moment, there on my living room floor Jesus met me and has never left my side. He is still carrying me through this burden of hurt, fear, depression and anguish. Though I feel emptiness, I know He fulfills me. Though I feel fear, I know He protects me. Though I feel depression, I know He lifts me up to his Father. Though I am a sinner, I am saved through Christ Jesus. I am worthy!

If you are hurting, If you are worrisome, If you have doubt; please know He is there, He knows, and He sees. He will comfort you, deliver you, LOVE you!!

Though I find when reading His word, I have no comprehension, when I HEAR His word there is more understanding, a little toe stepping and lots of comfort. GOD gives us paths to choose, no matter what path we take he is always there. I cannot quote the Bible. I know some stories and lessons that Christ taught. I do know we all need him, and he is waiting for us to make that choice. Listen to your heart, feel the tug? Don’t be afraid go with it, Christ is there to hold your hand.

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      Linni wrote Jan 28, 2009
    • Oh Girl!

      what a beautiful powerful testimony (sp)! i had tears in my eyes as i read it!

      God definatly has us on a path.. in His direction! when we call on Him, we need to listen to that still small voice!

      He loves you, and i love you too!

      Blessings
      Linni



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      Djd258 wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • linni, GOD placed it in my heart to share when I read one of the threads here, due to the onset of OLD age estatic I can’t tell you which thread it was but I followed His orders and knew those who needed it, would read it.  

      GOD is Good!  

      Thank you sweetie, I love you too!!

      Be Blessed of the LORD, for we are the head and not the tail, all good things will come to you through Christ Jesus! AMEN (and so it shall be)



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      Mztracy wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • I am so very sorry about your son! ♥



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      Djd258 wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • Thank you MZ, I’m apprehensive about next Thursday it’s his birthday.



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