Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Story

C. H. Green over at Beneath the Ivy Wreath has started a meme. The idea is to be able to post your story/testimony in 100 words (it was actually her pastor's idea). The reason is because when you are trying to tell it to others, they don't always want to hear long drawn out and detailed accounts. I might add, that they also don't want to hear the "church speak" we tend to use - mainly because they might not understand it.

Anyway, she wanted the stories in her comment section so since she had tagged me, I posted mine. I'm going to post it here as well. I couldn't get it down past 109 words though, but I guess that isn't too bad.

So, I tag anyone who reads this and wants to take part. Also, if you have any further questions about my story/testimony feel free to ask.

Hmmm...100 words. Not sure if I can make it that short, but I'll try...ok, I'm back now with 109 words.

My Story

I knew Christ as a child and went to church until age 12. I have always believed Jesus is God’s Son who died on the cross for our sins. Eventually, I fell away from my faith, and by my mid-twenties I was on a path that was quickly leading to destruction. Amid the mental/emotional pain and turmoil I was experiencing, I called out to God for help. He heard me. But it took me eight years before I came back to Christ. That was seven years ago. It hasn’t been all peachy-keen along the way, but I know He is there for me and forgives me when I mess-up.


Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Thank you for letting us know more about you, Shelley.

His love is steadfast and never-ending. I'm so glad you're back. ; )

I feel so blessed to get to know you better and better, even though we're so far apart in miles....I feel like you're a true and kind friend.

BJ said...

I feel I know more about you every day. I'm blessed to know you.



Jayleigh said...

*deep breath* Here goes:

I was born and raised in a home where we knew and loved Jesus. In my teens and early twenties, I waffled a bit, not knowing that I didn't REALLY know God. My marriage went into a very bad place, and my hubby and I almost called it quits. We finally asked God for forgiveness and REALLY turned our lives over to Him. OK my husband did first, and I followed about 18 months later. I felt LOVED. I felt free and humbled and amazed and even though it took me so long, I am so glad to be here now.

That was 101.

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Joe said...

I grew up in a "nominal" Christian home and went to "church" in the Air Force Chapel system. I never heard the gospel until I attended First Baptist Chruch of Warner Robins, GA, where I repented of sin and trusted Christ. He called me into His service, and I have served Him ever since. Some times better than others. Though I have not always been faithful to Him, He has always been faithful to me.