Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Testimony Of Mine...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing something that a Facebook (FB) friend asked me to do.

What is it?

She asked me to write a testimony!  So, I will, today.

Some of you may know, I wrote a book in the past entitled, Love Never Fails You...  Here's a link for you to check it out:

Love Never Fails You... is truly a testimony, about how I've experienced life's trials and grief.  Yet, God has helped me.  And, will help you.  So, that's why I wrote that book.

If you read LwL regularly, you'll know that at times, I write testimonies.  But, not always.

However, today I will write a testimony.

It's not about something that has recently happened to me. Its about how and when I became a born again Christian.

Yes, I gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Much like what is stated in Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

But, when did this happen?

Hmmm... I wish I could say.  But, I'm not sure.  So, I'll let you know.

As a young child, my parents moved our family from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Detroit, Michigan, USA.

When I was about four and a half (4 1/2) years old, we lived in an area of Detroit, on Tuller St.  The house we lived in, I saw many years later, when I was an adult.  But then, I found out that the house burned down.  :'(

Living there, I began going to school, at what is called now... Fitzgerald Elementary School, on Puritan Ave.  I must admit, that I learned how to read and spell.  But, later moving back into Canada, I had to learn how to spell all over again!!  :)

While living on Tuller St., my mom (and sometimes both my mom and my dad) took my brother and I to church.  Yes, we went to Sunday school!  I also sang with a children's choir.  And, participated in an event where I had to work as an actor and singer.  :)

However, while there, I came to know Jesus.

I recall sitting and hearing so much about Jesus, that I accepted Him.  And, loved Him.  And, knew Jesus loved me.

A few years later, we moved back into Canada.  We lived in various places.  Different cities.  Sometimes we worshipped at churches.  Sometimes we didn't.

Even so, I thought about Jesus.  And, looked to Him, in many ways.

In Clarkson, that later became part of Mississauga, Ontario (beside Toronto on the west side), while at school, I received a Gideon New Testament Bible.  To me, it was truly a blessing.

I sat on the steps of our doorway, reading the Bible.  My heart felt wonderful being drawn back to Jesus, even stronger.  And, I recall committing myself to Jesus, again.

With moving over and over again, I didn't always attend church.  Or, even read my Bible. 

However, every time there was family problems, I recall laying in bed and or being near the issues, and praying to Jesus... to help and protect me and my family.  He did, in many ways.

As an adult, I had terrible issues of life.  Even though there were times when I worshipped, there were times when I didn't worship, always.  But, I still always thought about Jesus, relied on Him and prayed.

When my life truly fell apart, and I moved to another location, I unpacked and saw my old Gideon New Testament Bible.  And, began reading it, again.

I recall tears in my eyes, as I was laying in bed, reading the Bible.  I got out of bed, and kneeled down and prayed.  Even though I was crying, I recommitted myself to Jesus.  And, afterwards felt so much better.  :)

Please know that even though I have been saved, I honestly can not say when and/or where I gained salvation.  But, I'm truly happy that I recommitted myself to our Lord.  I got re-baptized.  And, I read the entire Bible, every year!

If you know me, you are aware that I have suffered very much in my life.  It hasn't been easy.  But, God is good.  He's always there for me, and helps me.

He loves me.  I love Him.

And, I always will!

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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