Love-Like-Jesus-Back1 (Custom)What was your life like before you met Christ? * Church was a social event growing up. We only went on a holiday or if there was a cute guy you wanted to impress. My parents are lost. I was the forgotten kid so I looked for love in all the wrong places. I had an abortion by 16 and was pregnant again by 19. I entered into a loveless marriage cause I was all alone. In my mid twenties, I got pregnant with my second child. I had no family on either side who cared to help me and I was to proud to ask. My marriage was filled with strife and occasional violence. My husband drank and I was a terrible mother.

How did you come to Christ? * One day at my son’s school, I met a kind family. The dad was a pastor and they invited me over. As months passed, I watched and saw that the parents did not scream at each other, they hugged their children and even when there was a catastrophe, no one was blamed. I was 26 and I wanted a family like that. I went to church and asked Jesus to be my Savior. He did. He rid me of my guilt from my abortion and showed me love through this family. I thought that was all and now my life would be perfect.

I threw myself into church activities, but my marriage was still turbulent. A few years later, we got into a lot of financial debt. My life spun out of control so I decided God hated me and I would have to fix things on my own. I ended up divorced. I had to sell my home to pay off bills. I was depressed and ashamed. I entered into another relationship looking for love. This time he was just like me. We knew of God but wanted to know God.

What is your life like now in Christ? * We started to go to church. We joined a Sunday School class. I read the Bible but it was like a storybook in the past. Now through the fellowship with other believers it started to make sense. We took discipleship classes at church. God showed me that he has always been with me through all my choices in life. I had to suffer the consequences of my decisions but He was always there waiting. My earthly family has rejected me but my Heavenly Father loves me. I can talk to Him anytime and He is there. He loves me and I am so blessed to be a part of his family.

Any additional comments? Life is still not perfect. We still argue and disagree but with Christ’s help it is bearable. I also have God’s guidelines to go by, not my own. I wish I had them from the very start!!!