MY ONE YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD!!:
Hi sweet friends, I have a beautiful message from God to share with you today!
MY STORY ♡ :
Last year on April 4th, 2020 was the day I made the best decision of my life and that was to fully dedicate my life to the Lord. God has changed my life miraculously and He can change yours too. I knew who God was before coming to Him but I did not have a relationship with Him. There is a difference between knowing God and knowing of Him. I was lukewarm, I was half in for God and half in for the world, and you can not be for both. It’s either you choose God or you don’t choose Him. (Read James 4:4 ♡ & Revelation 3:15-16 ♡). God will change your life only if you truly open those doors for Him to come in and seek a relationship with Him.
For those who don’t know my testimony, it was being bullied at school. With being bullied, I knew Jesus was by my side because for most people bullying leads to going to drugs, committing suicide, drinking, etc., but I felt this conviction from the Holy Spirit that didn’t let me go that route each time I thought of it. I always felt that God was by my side and a part of me was longing for Him but the devil was fighting me at the same time because the devil saw my future. Jesus saved me because that is who He is, a savior! He saved me from depression, suicidal thoughts, and so much more. God knew that He’s going to change my life around to glorify Him and His kingdom and that’s exactly what He did. A year ago, it was bothering me that I was distant from God, trying to heal on my own from bullying/past hurt, and looking for happiness in a world that can never give me true satisfaction. I knew God was just calling me to give my life to Him. It occurred to me that after what God has done for me how can I not build a relationship with Him. God is love I choose Him because He chose and loved me first. Ever since I followed Him, I don’t ever want to go back. From God, I just feel so joyful, loved, and set free. I get this peace from Him that just always fills up my soul in the most beautiful way. He healed me and He waited patiently for me. All I needed to do is just give it all to Him.
SOME THINGS GOD TAUGHT ME IN ONE YEAR!
This one year journey with God has been amazing! There has been ups and downs though because I learned that giving your life to God doesn’t mean your life is automatically going to be 100% perfect. You will still fall short, you will still struggle, you will be tested in your faith, the devil will try to tempt you and bring you back to your old ways. During the struggles, God is there with you throughout it all, He gives you the strength you need. I still struggle and fall short everyday but in that process I always remind myself to run to God. The struggle does not mean to give up, it means to keep running back to Jesus. God wants us to tell Him our struggles, even though He knows, He wants to listen and help you out. God has also taught me to pick up my cross and surrender to Him and His ways everyday. In Matthew 16:24 it says “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let Him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” ♡
“Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” – Hebrews 12:1-2 ♡
One of the main things God has taught me is boldness. God does not give His children the spirit of fear (Read 2 Timothy 1:7 ♡). I remember I used to be afraid to stand up for myself or tell people the truth but God has filled me with the spirit of boldness and He is continuing to help me to be bold. I have stopped pleasing people and started pleasing God (I’m still learning though!). God even put the idea in my head to start this blog!! God can use anyone for the glory of His kingdom. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13 ♡). Also, when you give your life to Christ, there is going to be something or someone you are going to loose or have to give up. Anything that you give up for the Lord, is absolutely so worth it! It’s a process building your relationship with Christ, but God is not going to leave you, He’s going to lead you as long as you allow Him to.
Another main thing that God has taught me is my identity. Before Christ, I was super insecure of myself and I didn’t know my worth. I took my worth from this world. I felt like I didn’t even know who I was, but now I know who am I because of Jesus. I’ve learnt that I am loved by Him, I am chosen, I am beautiful. God defines your worth.
You are never too far gone from God! He loves you so much! (more than you ever know). Remember He wants a relationship with you. You experience true love and find your purpose when you give your life to Jesus! The Lord has taught me so much in 1 year and I’m happy I got to share some of it with you guys! And I never want to go back. If you want to read more in depth about my testimony (that I wrote above) and what the Lord has done in my life, you can check it out on my home page on this blog http://www.spreadingodslove.com! I hope you have a great day <33
Love Bea ♡