Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday ~ A Reminder

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on writing my testimony.


I thought oh this will be easy, God has done so much in my life. Then I tried to think of where to begin..... Once upon a time a little girl was born to a loving mommy and daddy. 

And there it stopped. The fairy-tale ended. My parents divorced when I was 5. Lots of stuff came after that... (one day, if God leads me to, I will post the full version) I could not get over how hard it was to re-visit some hard places in my life. 

I thought of things that I haven't thought of in years. And some things that I know happened, I can't remember where or how they happened. Sad. Maybe my mind won't let me go there. Or my conscience has no intention of returning. 

Oh God had such a plan for me.... until I came along and decided to do things my way. NOT GOOD. 

Oh, but such a loving God that has a plan, one that took my mess-ups and turned them into good for HIS GLORY.

As hard as it was to write out, and re-live those tough places in my life. He reminded me of how he took each bad and made good from each one. Some, maybe I will never know the reason, but God will make good out of our bad. If only we will allow Him too.

Have you written you testimony out? If, for no one than yourself. Put down on paper to see your LOVE STORY. He loves us with an everlasting love. One that I, for the life of me cannot comprehend. But, I will accept and believe that His promises are true. He loves me and that is that!!

In all my wanderings, I was not unlike the Israelites....wandered in sin for a long time.....

I have to THANK HIM for being there no matter how far away I was. HE WAS THERE!!
And best of all He Never Gave Up On Me


Sherry said...

Oh, I totally know what you mean about some of our memories that we suppress because they can be so heartbreaking to remember, but I also know that our stories (good and bad) help to make us who we are. I am so sorry for the broken family you had to endure as a young child, but I can tell it has helped to make you the caring and loving wife and mother that you are today. Looking at our toughest times in life helps us to see when God was truly there for us the most and when he may have worked some of his greatest miracles in our lives. As you can tell, writing out my testimony and story on my blog has been particularly healing for me, and I also want it to help others who may be led to read it. I actually only started out writing it mostly for my own record and for my children to read one day. I wrote this testimony of my childhood early in my blogging:

Hope it helps you determine how to write your own testimony!

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by Tea Tree Oil HQ! have a blessed day :)