2 years ago from July 2018, God completed a process of rescuing me. It was a gruelling 6 months of teaching me to trust Him enough that finally allowed Him to pull me out of the pit of despair that my life had become. I had drifted far from The Word of God, and far from His people over a 10 year period and as a result my soul was starving. But like a horse being led to water – God led me back to His Church.
And it was in His Church that He rescued me from the toxic life I had built for myself, and showed me another way. His way! I received a weekly dose of The Word that was like medicine for my heart. It was what gave me strength to get through the week – until finally I was set free from torment and slavery!
I was so incredibly humbled by His heroic pursuit of me that when all was said and done – I was convinced this work was now complete. And I was overwhelmed with gratitude!
But in the last 2 years – I realised that that was not my happy ending but rather a great beginning. God has since taken me on a glorious journey! A journey of discovery – not of myself but of HIM! He’s led me on a path that required me to devote myself to the study of His Word. I’ve since been discipled by Burger and Cathrin of Foundations Church – who’ve completely fulfilled the great commission not just in my life but in the lives of so many others that God has entrusted to them. They’ve walked a road with me that shows me the application of God’s Word, and have shown me how to grow in my relationship with Jesus.
And the more of Him I know, the more my faith grows. And the more my faith grows, the more of His plan and purpose for my life is revealed.
And so here we are 2 years later…We have reached a point of appointment. Appointment by God to serve His people. A monumental event of ordination. And once again I’m reminded – that this is not my happy ending – but yet another glorious beginning! My adventure with Jesus has only just begun!
Only Jesus could take a broken child like me and make me whole again
Only Jesus could bring the right people into my life at the right time – The ultimate intervention!
Only Jesus can bring me this kind of complete restoration!
Only Jesus can choose a girl from a small town in the middle of nowhere to bring His Word to His Church
Only Jesus can save someone so far gone – that life seems impossible to continue.
Only Jesus can give life to the dead.
And once again – All I could ever say – Is thank you Jesus!
As I share my story – I pray that some other person out there, who is overwhelmed with a sense of hopelessness and despair has the revelation of The God Of Hope. That this story will inspire someone to hang in there and seek Jesus. Seek Him and His plan. To see that God is not some far off being removed from the earth and operating at a distance – but He is a personal God, into personal relationships with people. That His love surpasses all things – and that there is redemption from guilt and shame through the work of the cross.
I pray that some lost soul reading this, has the revelation of Jesus. That it is never too late, and you are never too gone for Jesus to rescue you.
I pray that anyone reading this, stuck in slavery, will be set free.