What was life like before you met Jesus?
Before I met Christ, I had a hard time trying to not stress about the little things, worrying about things that were out of my control, and I felt like I was complaining more than I should. I knew that I wanted to change and didn’t want to be negative. I wanted to lead a more positive lifestyle but didn’t know the steps to take to do so.
How did you meet Jesus?
I found out I was pregnant with my daughter and I wanted to start going to church. I wanted to build a better life and live a Christian life. When I had my daughter, I was in shock because everything that I had prayed for I was holding and it was delivered to me. There have been so many ways that I have learned who God is and met him and I know that he’s real. Something that really stuck out to me was as a single mom and being a caregiver to my dad and past sins and mistakes - I was scared that I was never going to be worthy or allowed to find love and have good things happen. It wasn’t until I was crying out to God asking him to help me and asking why I was going through hard times and being alone that he had come to me in a dream, and I remember his voice and what he looked like and he said to me that “ my child, when you wake up, I want you to read the verse Isaiah, 60:22, I am with you always”. I remember waking up, and I instantly opened up my Bible, and it said when the time is right, either, Lord will make it happen, and that was my second realization of who God was and knowing that he is real, and he loves us and he is forgiving and we will always walk with him and have a good life and he answers prayer after prayer and he is just so good even in the dark times.
After being saved by Jesus, what is your life like now?
After learning who Christ is and walking with him, I have had such a positive and better understanding of life. Walking with Christ has taught me how to not stress over things little things, or situations that are out of my control. I have learned that even in my darkest times, God has always been with me. I now understand that everything I go through is for a reason. I remember finding out that my Dad couldn’t receive a lung transplant and finding out he had cancer. I remember thinking that even though I was upset and scared, God had this in his hands. Fortunately, we were able to have his cancer shrunk and now it’s almost completely gone. I then reflected and realized that even though it’s not what we wanted, my dad was going to be okay. My dad has had COPD for 8 years and he has been given more time than we were anticipating. With the mindset I now have, I think about how fortunate I am that he has got to see my daughter and watch her grow up these past two years. Having been adopted myself and never having anyone biological to me, I thought it was so cool for him to see my daughter who was a part of me. I’ve seen the way God works in times of darkness. Being tight on money, raising a kid by yourself, or feeling like you’re not deserving of love and finding a good man was always hard. I didn’t understand the past two years until I was praying on my couch to God and the man that I’ve always wanted and prayed for, had come into my life and accepted me and my walk with Christ. Seeing God answer my prayers and help me work through situations has been so surreal and I cannot imagine living my life without Christ. I hope that I can help someone learn who God is and help them walk with him because he loves us, he cares about us, he will never leave. He is so faithful and he is the way maker and has completely changed my life and helped shape me into the woman that am becoming. Even though it’s a long road ahead, I can’t imagine my life without him. I know God’s real, I have seen him and I have heard his voice and watched him perform miracles. I hope that people can learn to accept God and learn who he is, and to learn to love him and walk with him.