Happy spiritual birthday, that is.
Exactly 3 years ago today I made, what was for me, the most important decision I could possibly make in life. I decided to surrender to Christ and make Him my personal Lord and Savior. Not out of obligation, or to ‘convert’ to another religion, or out of peer pressure–but because I felt His clear, loud call for me to turn back from my old ways and turn to Him, after I had dangerously spiraled out of control and went on to question if He even existed.
What transpired after was display after display of His amazing grace, as He continued to show me what a personal relationship with Him meant, and walk with me amidst my questions, doubts, and endless mistakes, proving His faithfulness and love to an undeserving sinner who was ready to throw away her life before He came to save.
Fast forward to now, 2016, where I stand in awe of the powerful hand of my LORD, who has since then carried me through unimaginable pain, and has rained on me overwhelming blessing. And as I look back on the last three years something has remained constant–it is the LORD proving over and over again that His plan for my life is greater, better by far, than what ever I can possibly hope for or imagine. Every triumph is graciously given by Him, and every struggle is either a hard lesson on faith or a testament to the beauty of surrender. It has been that way for me since 2013, and it continues to be that way for me today.
In the last three years I have gone through heartbreak, resignation, family struggles, the untimely death of the person closest to me, have been given avenues to help others, earn from my passions, invest in businesses, speak in front of hundreds, introduce Christ to people, and a whole lot more within the spectrum of utterly devastating to nearly impossible. Through all these my intimacy and knowledge of the LORD continues to grow, and it is this walk in faith–with it the joy He brings–that sustains me through the highest and lowest of days.
To put it quite simply, my life, my outlook of it, and my purpose for living has never been the same since the LORD took over. And when I say take over, I mean seeing His hand all over the situations of my life, and hearing Him speak through His Word, as I sit back and consistently get reaffirmed that He is living and active. And I am writing this post not only because it’s my spiritual birthday (!!!) but also because I am just one of probably billions more who have discovered that a life centered on Christ can completely transform. How can you know? You can find out for yourself 🙂 Seek Him. And better yet, join us in knowing Him.
3 years ago I joined a retreat and it was one of the most pivotal moments of my life. On July 29-31 there will be another one just like it. See the details below and feel free to message me for any questions you may have 🙂 You don’t have to take my word for it. You can actually experience for yourself who God is and what He can do.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:8-11 NIV