My Story

My Story

I absolutely love reading others’ testimonies. Seeing how the Lord has changed their lives is so inspiring. It’s my favorite kind of post to find in the Reader; it encourages me so much to see how God is working in other people’s lives. ❀

Because of this, I decided to share with you my own testimony, of how the Lord saved me from the darkness of this world and brought me out into His marvellous light. Thus, this is not a post about me specifically; I have a separate page that talks about my hobbies and interests, which you can check out here.

This is about Him, about His plan to rescue me, to set me apart for Himself.

This is my story.

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I grew up surrounded by knowledge of the Lord.

My parents spoke of Him fondly, much like He was their dearest Friend. Even though I couldn’t completely understand it, it sounded wonderful, regardless of the fact that I had no clue how to personally attain that closeness. That’s understandable, I guess; at the time, I was no older than six.

I accepted Jesus as my Savior as a young child, but I cannot remember exactly how old I was. I knew that I had made the right decision, but after that, nothing in my life was different; everything stayed the same. The difference that I expected there to be was absent.

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Fast-forward to about four years later.

When I was nearly twelve years old, the change that I had been anticipating since I was little came.

I had started listening to worship music on my own for the first time. My views on Christianity quickly changed as the words hit me; I suddenly understood that there was way, way more to the Lord than I’d realized.

The songs spoke of a deep trust in the Lord, of having a personal relationship with Him, of spending eternity forever by His side.

It was on a cold winter day in January of 2012 that I knew, far beyond any doubt, that His love for me is real. And in the five years since that day, I have been unable to stop marveling at the vastness of His greatness.

Being a Christian isn’t about having a label and living a certain way; it’s about knowing Him, and increasingly coming to know Him more.

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If you would like to share YOUR story in the comments, please feel free to do so. I’d love to read them 😊❀

— Maggie

32 thoughts on “My Story

  1. This is beautiful Maggie, I thought about trying to share what God has done for me, and there isn’t enough paper in the world, or space on a computer, to document it all. His love is so constant, unfaltering, unconditional, even overwhelming at times, that He could love such a flawed sinner like me. I don’t deserve the love He showers on me everyday. The blessing He pours into my life. He never gets tired of me, or gives up on me, although, I’ve given Him many, many, many reasons to. Thank you for sharing your journey with Him, people need to hear it. On another note, I feel so rude using your name all the time and yet I haven’t shared mine, It’s Margaret, It’s a blessing to meet you Maggie. God bless you!!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. I completely agree, Margaret! ❀ I’ve tried so many times over the years to write down what He’s done in my life and how it has caused me to feel, but I can hardly ever express it accurately. It’s what’s on my heart that matters, not what I can put into words. It’s been so nice to get to talk to you; I’m glad that we met in the blogging world! 😊

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  2. Hi Maggie, lovely to read your story! Testimonies are so special and unique and it’s always so good to hear what the Father has done. I feel similar to Margaret in that there’s not enough paper or words, but in a way I had a similar realisation that you did. Grew up with Christian parents and always believed in God but my ah-ha moment came a bit later for me in my early 20s when I needed Him desperately. And now a few years down the line I’m busy preparing to share my story in front of 80+ people at the beginning of March, and I am SO scared! I’ve never shared my testimony and now I’m doing it in front of a room full of people and still at a loss as to what I’ll say. But I guess that’s a testimony in itself, a few years ago I never saw myself here but God had done some amazing things, as you know with going to Ethiopia. Anyways, thanks for sharing your testimony! Blessings, Bianca x

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    1. Hi Bianca, that’s wonderful that you’ll get to share your testimony with those people! I pray that all goes well and that you’ll know what to say when the time comes. ❀ Thank you for reading my story! I’m glad I got to share it 😊 xx

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  3. Maggie, your post is inspiring. I was raised in a similar way, but have not been consistent with going to church or even praying on a daily basis. I need to get connected with God. As an adult, it’s so easy to put it off because you don’t have time… but ultimately, people make time for what is important to them. And God is important to me!

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    1. Eva, I understand completely – it’s so easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on in our lives, quite often to the point where we don’t have any time for the most important things to us. I’ve been in that situation before, where I’ve been unable to find time each day to pray and read the Bible. But because of the Lord’s perfect grace, He never gives up on me; He’s always willing to meet me where I am, no matter how long it’s been since I last prayed or opened my Bible. And I know that He will do the same for you. Just be honest with Him, Eva – He understands what you’re going through, and He knows what’s on your heart. ❀

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    1. Thanks for reading! πŸ’œ By the way, I just now followed your blog because when I went to follow it before, I couldn’t find it for some reason. But now I’m following! I hope you have a great evening/night ❀

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      1. You’re welcome. Ah, no worries. WordPress can be a bit troublesome sometimes but thank you for following. Thank you and I hope you have a great one yourself! God bless. ❀

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  4. Absolutely. Seeking the Lord daily as i seek to honor Him because He loves me and i love Him. When We love Him, We are changed because everything seizes to be about us;but for His glory. Thank you for sharing your story and your heart.

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  5. I knew the Lord very young and always had a relationship with Him but I wasn’t discipled and did not attend church regularly. I describe that time as God and I being in the same house but He was upstairs somewhere in the attic and I somewhere in the basement. In my teenage years there was a slow progression of a desire to seek Him. I started attending church and reading my Bible (around age 16). But then in college everything came to a head. His Spirit manifested do strongly and I was on fire. No longer were we separated by rooms. We were intimately acquainted. I was His and He was Mine. 15 years later it has been a whirlwind ever since!!

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