My Walk in Christianity…I was raised in the typical southern family with typical southern, Christian parents. I was raised in church, became a Christian at 10, and lived a very happy childhood in faith. Then I hit my teenage years and things just changed. When you are a young adult you think you have life all figured out. Boy do you realize quickly that you are so very wrong. I will say that when I was in my early 20s I wasn’t the best Christian. I did a lot of things I shouldn’t have. I made a lot of bad decisions, and I had to face a bunch of yucky consequences that lasted well into my 30s. I pushed God aside, thought I didn’t need Him, and even looked into other “gods”. I’m not proud of any of those things, but what amazes me was every time one of those things failed, there was my God waiting for me with open arms. It wasn’t until last year when I started seeing Jesus as a different part of God. For years and years God was God and Jesus was His Son. There wasn’t that …relationship. I fell in love with Jesus after He saved my life. I was severely depressed, heavily medicated and I wanted to die. As I was taking handfuls of pills I saw the most beautiful face in the world with the sweetest tear-filled eyes begging me to stop. Yes, God spoke to me, and even though it was at the lowest point of my life, it is one of my sweetest memories. The point is, at that moment Jesus became my life, and that is when he TRULY saved me I think.
The man of my dreams…Jesus
Its so wonderful when you realize that everything you’ve ever been searching for in a man was right in front of you all along. I am not talking about finding an earthly relationship with a man, although I have a wonderful husband and I love him dearly, its not the same, and it wasn’t meant to be. This relationship is with a God that will never fail you, never disappoint you, and love you no matter what you do or don’t do. This is a God that looks at you like you are the most important woman in the world and actually believes it! He treasures you when you don’t love yourself. He sits next to you when you need a friend, He listens when no one else will, and He fills a place inside your heart that was only meant for Him. This God became a MAN because He loved YOU that much. He went through the worst imaginable things for you. He died for you and would do it all over again if He had to. And as romantic and breathtaking as that is….What is even more important to me is that He now LIVES for me. He is with me all the time. He curls up with me at night when I don’t want to be alone. He sits in the car with me and listens to my singing with this huge smile on His face because I’m singing to Him. He laughs at me when I’m being silly, and shares my joy when I’m happy. He holds my face in His hands when I’m scared and tells me I am safe. He strokes my hair when I’m laying in a pile on the floor sobbing because I’ve let this world get to me. He walks with me in the dark. He dances with me when no one else will. He cares for me in ways I don’t even understand. This God is a King that prepares a place for me in heaven where I get to spend eternity with Him. He provides, guides, and protects me with the love of the most admiring man in the world. He is more loyal than a knight of the round table. He’s more beautiful than anything a Hollywood producer could capture. He’s more perfect than something an author could write about. His smile lights up heaven. His strength is heard in the thunder. His eyes will take your breath away. He’s perfect. He’s precious. He’s just…. He is just EVERYTHING and so much more. I want to cry, laugh, and sing at the same time right now! (I have to stop myself sometimes because I could go on forever about Him because I’m that in love with him.)
So during this Easter season… please remember to stop for a moment and just relish in the love of our King. He loves you beyond measure and gave EVERYTHING to love you that way. Sweetest blessings! I am praying for you, even if I don’t know who you are.
WOW is all I have to say!
this is such a great series!love these women!
Anna of IHOD says
This post is so beautiful. I love hearing the personal love story God creates with each of us. Its incredible how each story is different.
Thanks or sharing with us!
Beautiful, just beautiful!