- For diligence and spiritual growth in my devotional time.
- That I remember I am a representative of Jesus Christ.
- Wisdom and guidance
Testimony: Being raised in an a christian home, I never questioned the existence of God or had any doubt that He created me. After going through a heart condition, losing loved ones, and going on a mission trip with Teen Missions. I understood that I needed a personal daily relationship with God. He was my comfort in those situations and I would have been a complete wreck if I didn’t have the peace of the Lord.
I feel God put me through those times to wake me up to the realization that He is my rock and salvation. I don’t need to worry about anything.
When I was 11 a heart condition that I was born with surfaced. We realized I had a problem that made my heart beat extremely rapidly at any random time. As I got older, the “episodes” became more frequent, and lasted for longer periods of time. One evening I was taken by ambulance to a hospital where they stopped my heart to end the uncontrollable episode I was having. At the age of 12 a surgery was preformed that completely cured my heart condition. It was a scary situation to go through, but I now see it was a necessary one for my spiritual growth as a child of God. John 16:33 “I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world.”
My experience at T.M.I. acted as a scythe clearing away the weeds that were stumbling blocks on my spiritual path with God. I learned so much that summer and I came out of it a new and different person. God awakened something in me, a realization that I am not connected to the world. When I accepted Christ I became an alien (so to speak). I am a new creation through Christ, and my real home is not here, but in heaven. God showed me where my life focus should be. 1 John 2:15. “Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him.” I came out of that summer knowing that the ‘things of this world’ hold me back, and distract me in my walk.
A saying I was raised on has been a constant reminder and comfort that God is in control, my job is to be still and wait on Him to guide me.
…The answer is yes Lord, what is the question?