Monday, August 3, 2009

August Third...So Special!

August third, such a special day for me, so many wonderful and exciting situations have occurred throughout my lifetime, many changes as a matter of fact. Thus, the August third I will be sharing with y'all was the one last year, in 2008. That wonderful, fun fulfilled day cleansed me deep within! Prior to that day back in October of 2006, my life went for a drastic change!

I was saved as a young girl at the age of six. I was baptized shortly thereafter, nevertheless, my life never took changes. I was continuing the same route each day, and the older I got, the harder it was for me to stay deep in God's Word. In addition, as I approached the age of 12 and 13, my life was going often on a roller coaster. I would read the Bible, but not everyday, and my prayers were so shallow, I never grew on my own. Thus, my family and I moved to another state and we found this church. In that setting I heard about sin, and it was then that I really acknowledged how sinful I am. I never heard of sin spoken in such a way, so boldly done, convicting, and touching the heart directly. Therefore, in October of 2006, I fell down on my knees right in my bedroom at 5AM and cried before my Jesus. I poured my heart out to Him, and it was that morning that He brought me to Him. I was welcomed into His beloved arms! From that moment on, I was in love with Christ, I could not get enough of Him, and I yearned to be in His presence each and every morning. Summer of 2007 rolled around and far did I know what was in store. Persecution from all corners attacked me, I was struck my darts and arrows, and it often felt as if I were walking on sifted sand. I got hurt from many sides, and many of the so called friends I had. Mocking me for my belief, and little did I know that God was testing me. It was not until the winter of 2007 that I noticed and came across to the Bible verse in 2 Timothy 3:2, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Once again, I was fallen back and God clearly pointed out why circumstances of trials approached me. The incidences in that previous summer only deepened my walk with Christ, and even when I did not notice it, I was being a witness to my enemies. God also instilled His voice within me telling me that He wanted to make sure that I was serious this time. Never ever will I walk away from Him again!

In conclusion, August third 2008 is special to me because I was baptized again, I waited almost two years for that special day, and the moment I was under water and came back up, I felt cleansed, and renewed! I knew that the decision of me renewing my faith was that best thing I have ever decided. I cannot imagine my life without God, and I know that I'm far from perfect, each day I fail, and many times I will just say, "Why have I fallen again?" God has an answer for everything, it amazes me because each answer is exactly what I need to hear. When I fall He is right there to pick me up and when He does so, not only am I encouraged, but also slowly understanding His will for the situation. Day by day I am reminded of His goodness, His gentleness, His mercy, and His everything, that I often do not deserve His love, however, He wants me, and I cannot be without Him! My chains are gone, I've been set free!

7 comments:

Elena said...

This is such a nice testimony type of thing. Your posts have so good!!!

Micah said...

That is just wonderful and very encouraging! Thanks for sharing.

Josh said...

Hi Maiden of Purity,
Thanks for visiting my blog! This is an excellent post and a wonderful story of redemption! My mom and I were just talking about occasional "dry" times in our christian walk. Perfect timing!

In Christ Alone,
Josh

Josh said...

Thanks for following my blog! I was very excited to find yours, as we seem to be very similarly minded.

God Bless,
Josh

Life Savior said...

It's so cool to hear people's testimonies!

kade

LaSara said...

Hi Vanessa,
I've been struggling. I worry I'm not a christian. I panic and despair.I've begged God I want to be one of his children. But it does not seem like it. I don't know really how to put it in words but I don't seem to have much intrest in the Bible. I WANT to be a true sincere christian. Can you give me any helpful points?

Maiden of Purity said...

LaSara,

I would be more than glad to help you. I have had those thoughts in the past as well, "Am I really saved? How do I know? I don't thirst after God's Word!" I will answer your questions through a blog post, because this is something everyone needs to know about, if they are saved or not. Thus, check back in a few days...

A sister in Christ...