This is my 100th post, and I thought it should be unique. The inspiration came from reading another blog. The writer shared his personal testimony as I read I felt I need to do that on my blog. Yes, I am a copycat, but the beautiful thing is God has given me my own unique testimony.
My grandparents influenced my spirituality, both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were Baptist. Paul ( My grandfather) would read the bible to me when I was little. My grandmother’s friend Ms. Davis would come and do a bible study with us. I went to church off and on while I was younger.
During middle school, I started attending church regularly, and in 1988 at 16 I got baptized. I wanted God to heal me I was battling depression. I didn’t have anybody to guide me as a young Christian nor did I ask. At 18 I discovered I was an alcoholic, and when I began the 12 step program, I began to realize that I didn’t have a relationship with God. Since I didn’t attend church during college but I went to a bible study on campus was organized I decided to participate in. I struggled through being sober, and then I became saved at 26. I realized I needed a relationship with God to continue to be sober. Around this time, I started reading my bible on a daily basis.
I can tell you that I have endured more being sober than being drunk. God has been good to me despite my murmuring and complaining. When I was homeless multiple times, he provided me with Manna. God has protected me from seen and unseen danger.
My fellow blogger states that Christians use the term ” saved” but they don’t explain what they were saved from. Since I am giving my testimony, I will share what God has kept me from. He saved me from going to hell. He saved me from being an alcoholic. He saved me from HIV/AIDS. I am not HIV positive, but with a promiscuous lifestyle, I lead it could have been me. He saved me from having abortions. He saved me. He saved from domestic violence. He from suicide. He saved from going through things I could not handle or endure.