Jen of Diary of 1 asked me (among a slew of other people) to write up my testimony. I wrote mine up back when I was running “What is the Shape of Your Faith?” which I may do again as several people have been asking about it. This is the perfect time for me to transfer it over here.
1. When did you become a Christian?
You can read the answer to this and the next four questions here. Go over then come back, we’ll wait.
2. Was there anyone instrumental in your decision to be a Christian?
3. Were there any difficulties to overcome in your early walk with God?
4. How did your life change after committing yourself to Christ?
5. Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
The Lord gave me the first when I was just learning to read my Bible and full of fear. Last January he gave us the last two as a promise.
6. What does it mean for you today to be a Christian?
It has changed a lot.
For a very long time I was just trying to learn to not be afraid, to not complain, to not lie. Then later I was trying to learn how to love others and to be a good wife and mother then I needed a serious dose of humility. Somehow now I spend more time praying for wisdom than anything, more time learning how to answer others than trying to fix myself. Now it means loving Him completely and living in such a way that others see it. I am blessed in that I have ample opportunities to use my gifts and talents to help others in ministry (which is my passion) as well as to help other women who are struggling through things I have dealt with.
Most recently He has been changing how I see those around us. For a long time I had tunnel vision–I was only really friends with people like me. I still have the same beliefs –those haven’t changed, but He has stretched my relationships beyond anything I would ever have expected.
7. Any last words?
God has been very, very good to us.