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« on: December 18, 2005, 05:05:58 AM »

 Smiley

I would like to share how I came to the Lord.

I have been a christian for 16 years. I was brought up as a catholic, I knew who Jesus was but never had a personel relationship with him. I left the church at 15 for I felt that it had nothing to offer me and what was being taught was not what I felt true.

My life has been a succussion of tradgies which broke me. I had a family who physicaly abused me and I never felt loved, I was put into a children home from the age of nine till I was eighteen. I made many bad choices looking for love and felt that I would never find it. Through these bad choices I was raped on a few occasions and sexually assulted. I married at nineteen and had my first child, by the time I was twenty nine I had four children. I was abused physicaly and sexually by my first husband. I believed that this was my lot in life, I felt that in some way I was being punished. By the time my oldest daughter was 14 I found out that she and two other my older daughters were being sexually abused by my husbands father and it had been going on for many years. Needless to say our marriage came to an end due to this and having a special needs daughter.

I was left on my own, fearfull and heartbroken. I carried guilt and shame, I felt a failure as a mother and a wife. Again I went in blindly into another relationship which was full of emotional and verbal abuse, you might say why did you stay, I had nowhere to go with four children. I had a further two children, I was working and trying to support the whole family. I was the breadwinner. By the time my youngest was two my father in - law of my second husband died. He became depressed and took his anger and guilt out on me even more. I came to breaking point. I wanted to die, life had become to much for me to bear.

This is were Jesus comes in, I met him in 1989 at a Billy Graham crusade. I gave my life to him that evening. I was scared but I knew that Jesus was calling me. I did not feel anything that evening just a sense of peace.

The next ,morning I went to church and I was prayed for to recieve the Holy Spirit. This was my special encounter with Jesus. He filled me with his love, a love that I had yearned for, he filled me to overflowing. He took my fears, shame and guilt and replaced them with his truth. I have had allot of healing and restoration, God has restored my relationship with my mother and before she died she had accepted Jesus, he restored my girls innoncance and they are his and are working for his kingdom. He has restored my second marriage. He has given me life instead of the sentance of death. He has replaced joy instead of sorrow. He given me all that I need and desire. He has equiped me to fight for others. There is so much more that Jesus has done for me. When I was weak he made me strong, when I felt at times I could not go on he has taken my hand and walked beside me. I am learning as the years go on who I am, I am a child of the living God a princess. What a honour.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 05:42:40 AM »

Amen Battle Maiden!!

I really enjoyed reading about what GOD has done in your life. We serve an AWESOME GOD!

I see that you are new, so WELCOME!! to Christians Unite. We have a large number of sweet Christians here and a fairly large group of grandparents. I'm one of those grandparents, but some might not consider me to be sweet.   Wink

I sincerely hope that you enjoy Christians Unite.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 05:49:37 PM »

You are SO SWEET BEP that your user name should be "Sweet Pea"  Cheesy

Blessings -
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 07:44:21 PM »

I give another Amen Battle Maiden!! Indeed a sad yet beautiful testimony. I am another one of those grandparents here.

(and yes, Terri, blackeyedpeas is a sweet pea  Wink   )

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005, 04:15:37 PM »

Brothers and Sisters,

I was already having a good and happy day, but you just put a smile on my face and made it better. "Sweet Pea" - I like it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005, 04:21:44 PM »

Kiss Kiss Love Ya Brother Sweet Pea !!

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2006, 09:09:40 AM »

Battle Maiden,

I too was raised Catholic. I knew about Jesus but I didn't really care if I had a close relationship with him.
My parents and priest made me feel guilty all the time.  I was told if I did something "bad", God would punish me.  I knew nothing about a loving God.  Only a stern and mean God.

Leaving the church didn't get me saved.  I went to another Church, took instructions (which I didn't at all understand) and "joined" the church.  MY first 3 children were baptized Catholic.  My 2nd 3 were baptized as Lutherans.  I sent them all to Sunday School but I didn't attend myself.

I was mentally abused (but never physically) by 3 husbands---wrong choices of course--I believed that was all I deserved)  I was raped but God turned it around.  I was able to pray for the young man.  I was almost 50 years old.  He accepted Jesus.  Went home and shot himself but he lived twelve hours after that.  I believe he had time to make it right with God.  Remember the thief on the cross.  I will put this story "Bless those who curse you and spitefully use you" on this site. by "livingbyfaith".

Have you been able to forgive those who hurt you? 

I would like to hear more about you and how you overcome so many bad experiences.

Your sister in Christ.  God loves you and so do I.  Send me a PM if you care to.  Joan
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 10:53:55 PM »

Livingbyfaith: 

Your testimony is a POWERFUL one and I'm so glad you shared it.  God bless you my sister.
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