Wednesday, December 9, 2009

my 10 to my Salvation

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I wanted to do a Christmas edition, but I didn't think you all wanted to hear about my 10 favorite cookies. It seems all I can think about right now is FOOD!
Then I thought about doing the 10 gifts I'm hoping to receive for Christmas, but then I realized I'm sure I'm not getting any of them ,and it felt a little depressing.

But I wasn't depressed for long because I realized I have already received the best gift I could ever get.

My Salvation.

So, I'm going to try and tell my story. My testimony. In 10 easy steps.

1. I grew up basically without a mom, raised by my dad, then a step family, and no Jesus.

2. I was a rowdy, rebellious teenager. sshh. don't tell my daughter.

3. I met a cute boy my senior year of H.S. who was also rowdy and rebellious.

4. Then I met his parents. And there was something different about them.

5. After H.S. I tried on my own to grow up and stop being so rowdy, and I did kinda, but I was.....bitter? lonely? sad? lost? Yeah, all those.

6. That cute boy and I decided to move in together. shh. don't tell my daughter. That was all I would commit to.

7. Cute boy's parent were still different. Every time we got together they talked about Jesus. How much this Jesus loved me. That I would need this Jesus more than anything else in the world.

8. They recommended a christian radio station to listen to. And I listened. I listened to the words of the songs and found myself thinking; how can they sing of being so in love with this Jesus, like he was really real or something.

9. So, I started praying in my car as I drove to work, which was an hour drive every day, that if Jesus was real then he would have to show me himself.

10. One day I got home from work and there were tickets to John Jacobs and the Power Team.
{Does anyone remember them} So cute boy and I went. I don't remember much from that night, except when they asked if there was anyone out in the audience who has been seeking to know if Jesus was real, listening to others and listening to songs trying to get who this Jesus was. The guy was talking to me, and I knew it. I left cute boy in the stands and went down and met and fell in love with Jesus.

Wow, that was hard. Picking 10 things that stood out in my long road to meeting Jesus. I didn't do it justice I'm sure. But He knows all the details that lead me to Him, and that's what's important.

I'm pretty sure most of you that happen to read this blog already know Jesus. But we come in contact with people everyday who don't. I pray you're letting Jesus show through you and that someone will see you and think, wow that person is different!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Aw, that was such a great way to tell your faith story. LOVE it. So amazing to me the ways in which He woos each of us. You inspire me to be a person that others see Jesus in. Thanks again for sharing!

Alison said...

Great story! So amazing how the Lord works when we least expect it.

Irritable Mother said...

Love the story!
But I'm wondering - what happened to cute boy?
And, don't worry. I won't say a thing to your daughter. *grin*

O Mom said...

Irritable Mother asked; What happened to cute boy......
I married him! It was the first thing God put on our hearts to do for Him! :)

Christen said...

Loved your list! I started it and thought omigosh this could be my list! All the way to #3 :) I married cute boy too! I heard the good news on the radio (The Harvest Crusade)

Christen said...

Oh and I forgot to mention, I found it funny that you won't get the items you want, because I won't either!

Sandy said...

Oh, this was such an awesome way to share your life experience without & with Jesus! I love to hear the testimonies of others & you shared it so beautifully! Thanks!

Angie said...

Great post! I love to hear how people come to Christ. it just shows how much God loves us and how creative and awesome he is. Glad to have found your blog, too!

Gretchen said...

This was beautiful! Isn't it cool now that we're raising children who know about Jesus right from the start? My story definitely has similarities. Merry Christmas!