“Surrender” has been my word for 2015. I have prayed over this word countless times, asking God to give me the desire to wholeheartedly surrender to Him. To surrender my fears, desires, doubts, etc. To be honest, I chose the word “surrender” because I can be quite a control freak. I enjoy knowing the details, to have a plan. [...]
It's so easy to become desperate while waiting for a spouse. We want to take control and find them ourselves instead of letting God lead us to whoever He has for us. As Candra can testify, the single life isn't a curse; it's a blessing, a time to serve the Lord faithfully. Trust in the Lord and let Him lead you to His best. [...]
Any form of rape or sexual assault can leave a person in a devastated state. For Hannah, being raped at age 13 left her scarred on the inside and it took such a toll on her life that she attempted suicide. But her story didn't end there. This is her testimony.
God is good, His love endures forever, He is faithful, He is our Provider, He comforts us, He helps us...the list goes on of all the reasons we should give thanks to God. We wanted to take some time this month to focus on thanksgiving. [...]
Three years ago last September as I was doing my usual Saturday morning fitness walk, minding my own business, I was sexually assaulted. My attacker ran up behind me, slammed me to the pavement face first, flipped me over and as he did he hooked his finger into the waistband of my skirt and ripped my clothing off. [...]
On Easter Monday five years ago I discovered I had bowel cancer, which later was found to be in the fourth stage. The Colonoscopy Nurse told me I had Malignant Bowel Cancer. Malignant means, very serious and dangerous: tending or likely to grow and spread in a rapid and uncontrolled way that can cause death. [...]
What is a testimony anyways?
According to GotQuestions.org, “A Christian testimony is given when Christians relate how we came to know the God of the Bible through the moving of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Most commonly, we are sharing how we became Christians by God’s miraculous intervention and work in our lives through specific events.” It's words like “moving of the Holy Spirit in our hearts” and “ miraculous intervention” that made me feel uneasy. I never had this powerful story… I felt that I had a lack of a testimony; I was ashamed of not having a larger, moving story of coming to know God. [...]
Hope is expectation and a certainty in what we expect. This is given to us by a God who is faithful in His promises. Our greatest hope is in Christ; knowing that He is our Savior and that we have eternal life in Him and with Him. God’s power is also active in our lives [...]
It was August 2004 and we were on our way to Mexico with some family on a plane. I was eleven years old and had enjoyed plane rides up to that point. But flying from Phoenix, AZ to Sinaloa, Mexico in August meant that we would be traveling in the midst of storms. My young self was in for the worst ride of her life. [...]