Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's Been a While/My Testimony

Welcome to my  new blog. This blog was formerly known as "My Life as a Christian Wife and Mom." I haven't blogged at all since October 2011. A lot has happened since then, and I desired a fresh start with my blog, hence the name change. I kept the old URL for the few people who followed my old blog.

Here is my original testimony:

When I was a junior in high school, a teacher mentioned that the Bible is viewed by many as being mythology, just like the Greek mythology that we were studying at the time. My faith was already shaky by that time, and that was all it took for me to fall into agnosticism. By the time I was in college, that agnosticism was bordering on atheism. I went to church in the denomination in which I was raised (Catholicism), but it was only to get my "stay out of hell points" just in case there was a God and to appease my family. It wasn't until I was about 22 that God revealed himself to me. I was flipping through the TV channels. I don't know what made me stop on the particular channel that I stopped on, but I did. It was a surgical show on maybe the Discovery Channel or the Learning Channel. It showed a caesarean birth of MOMO (monoamniotic monochorionic) twins. MOMO twins are identical and share an amniotic sac. Their umbilical cords were not only intertwined, but knotted. One of the twin's umbilical cords was in a tight knot itself. I realized that if there was not a God who wanted those children to live, they certainly would have died.

It was after that, that I decided to wipe my religious slate clean. I knew that God existed, but I didn't know where I "fit." I researched various branches of Christianity and even the Jewish faith. I of course came to believe that Jesus was the Christ, but still had to figure out where I fit within the Christian denominational spectrum. After lots of Bible reading, praying, and research, I finally settled on evangelical Christian denominations. After attending some churches, I settled on a Baptist church (Southern Baptist to be specific).  I did the believer's baptism on November 18, 2007.

Even after all of that, I still find myself falling back into old habits when my life is difficult. You would think I would have learned by now that turning to myself rather than God only causes more problems but nonetheless, I still continue to do it out of habit. I can only pray that God gives me the strength and faith to turn to Him in my times of distress and need rather than turning to myself (or other people).

1 comment:

  1. Praise Jesus for saving your soul and for capturing your heart. It can be a hard road sometimes - whether because of others or because of our own sinful desires. However, Jesus is faithful and won't let us sink beneath the waves unless we take our eyes off of Him. May you draw nigh to him everyday!

    Miss Jocelyn