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Be a blessing….

by Lisa on January 24, 2013

A friend shared this on Facebook today.  I loved it so much I decided to share it on my blog.  These are true words to take to heart.  Can you live by these words?  We should all try. inspire - blessedwithgrace.net

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My testimony

by Lisa on June 14, 2008

Below is my testimony of faith as a Christ follower.  To read how God healed my marriage, go HERE.

I was raised in a christian home. I was blessed to have parents who love me, my siblings, and who love the Lord, showing their faith by daily example. We were one of those families who were at church whenever the doors were open. That meant we were there on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday night, and any other special event. I did not ever feel this was a burden. I loved going to church and did not resent being there. I just thought that is what you were supposed to do. As an adult, I realize that I was blessed to have had that experience. Thanks mom and dad.

I was saved and asked the Lord to enter into my heart at the age of 7. It was on the Saturday before Father’s day, my father sat in the back yard, on a lawn chair, with my twin sister and myself. He answered any questions we had about salvation and Jesus. We accepted the Lord that day. Both my sister and I were saved. Then on Father’s Day, the next morning, my Father, my twin sister and I walked down the aisle. We were baptized that night. Now, isn’t that a great Father’s Day story? I think so!!

Since then, I never questioned my salvation. That is not to say that I have always been a 100%, on fire for the Lord, sing hallelujah, great example of what living the christian life should be. Not by any means. There have been struggles and times when I felt far away from the Lord. Of course, it was not the Lord who was away from me, but me from Him. As I shared a few weeks ago, there came a time in my life and marriage, when God was so far removed from our lives, our marriage was in chaos and collapse. (Go HERE to read how God SAVED MY MARRIAGE.)  It was at this time that I truly handed every thing over to my savior. I realized that even if my marriage ended, I would still have a heavenly Father who loved me. Even if I was alone, divorced, penniless, etc, I would have still have all the riches of heaven. I knew that my life would be okay. It was then that my marriage was saved and my husband found his life in Christ. I have never been the same. I know that God MUST remain in my life and in my marriage. It is only because of Christ that my husband and I have a good marriage, wonderful daughter, and all our physical needs are met.

Now, do I read the bible daily and dwell on his word as I should? No, and that is something I work on.  I have been inspired and my walk encouraged by many people along the way on my faith journey.  I am thankful for them all.  The list is long and that in itself is a blessing.  Besides my parents, who are incredible witnesses for the Lord and who inspire me to “live a life worthy of the calling”, I am inspired and moved and in awe of my twin sister, Lana.  The Lord speaks to me, through her, all the time. I love you sister, thank you for the witness your life has been to me. I hope you enjoy the pictures that I have included of the my twin and I.  My brother is also a man after God’s own heart.  David has been an example of how to live for Christ and raise a godly family.  He is currently fighting cancer with dignity and such a strong faith.  He is fighting a good fight.

I  hope you can find godly people to surround you and uplift you.  The journey of this life can be hard.  God never promised an easy walk.  He did promise He would never leave us for forsake us.  I know, in my darkest hours my God is with me.  I have been brought from hell and back through the excruciating pain of a dead marriage brought back to life. I have mourned the loss of loved ones, and felt the betrayal of some who were my closest friends.  Through it all… I had and still have my faith, my God, my Savior, my Redeemer.  He is the one who can bring beauty from ruin.

I love the following passage and strive to live these words in my life.
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3

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