I hope you’re having a fabulous week.
Firstly, I’d like to give you the opportunity to read a blogpost I wrote last year called My path to God.
After meeting God, I realised very quickly that he had saved my mum & my family from so much more pain.
Jesus shown me how to love again & be more patient.
I’d been thinking about being Baptised for a while but wasn’t convinced that I was worthy enough! I knew I didn’t have anything to prove to God but I also knew that no matter what anyone said to me, I knew that I owed God not only my sanity but also my life & was looking for ways to pay him back for that.
As soon as I decided that I wanted to be Baptised, nothing could deter me, not even Lucifer, who tried his hardest to get me to change my mind & convince me that I wasn’t good enough, those last few days/weeks leading up to my baptism were hard, some days I found myself starting to have doubt creep in but with the help of God, I was able to crush them.
My testimonial (that I read out in church on the day of my Baptism)
My name is Sarah and I want to be baptised because I met God through Jesus in my darkest moments, my mum passed away last April & it took me to a dark place I’d never known, I remember having to remind myself that I loved the people around me because the world could’ve took them all away & in those moments, it wouldn’t of bothered me. I had to force myself to cuddle the people I love. I completely lost my capacity for receiving or giving love. I now know that God was always working in the background & gently giving me back my heart & my ability to show & receive love. I didn’t ever feel anger towards God for taking my mum, even before I 1st came to church & since meeting God, I know that he took her to save me, my family & especially my mum from even more heartache & pain.
I was being told to go to church for weeks before I actually did, it was like I was being told that either someone would meet me there or I’d find peace there – which, by the way, I found both. I ignored those feelings for months & when I did come to the church, it was only for a wedding ceremony venue scout. I didn’t make the whole service because mum was brought to mind with every word spoken or sang, I started crying & couldn’t stop, so I left half way through the service, I came back the week after & been coming ever since. I knew this is where I was meant to be & where my faith was born.
I stay because without God & Jesus in my life, I completely ignored the fact that the Holy spirit lives within me & in ignoring the Holy spirit, it made me moody a lot of the time & I could be selfish, without God in my life, I over indulged on a lot of things.
I had an emptiness & a longing for something but never knew what, I don’t have that now because all I needed was my heavenly father, my friend Jesus Christ & my rock, the Holy spirit.
I owe my sanity & my life to God!
I show everyone that I intend to live my life the way God wants me to, happy, giving, patient, kind, being gracious & humble but most of all showing love.
I was 1 of 4 people who were baptised at Thorpe Acre Church & All Saints Anglican Centre, on the 7th July 2019, it was a glorious sunny day & we had a hog roast at our church to celebrate with all our friends & family, blood family & church family.
It was the best thing I’ve ever done, who knew that a persons life could be filled with so much happiness & love? But believe me, it can, when you realise just how much our heavenly father loves you & wants the best for you, wants to fill your life with love & happiness, it’s something like you’ve never experienced before, you may say that you know what love feels like because you have family & friends who love you or you may say that you’ve never experienced real sacrificial love until you’ve had children, well, I’m telling you, heavenly fathers love for each of us runs deeper than any measure of love this world can offer us, no matter what form it comes in, I know that my fiancé loves me, I know that my family & friends love me but I know that my heavenly father loves me so much more.
I hope you have a glorious week.
Stay safe & God bless.
Bye for now.