Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MY TESTIMONY

In the movie Shawshank Redemption, the character Andy says to his friend Red, "...the funny thing is - on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."  In my life the funny thing is - before accepting Christ, as my God, I was a regular kid, not too many problems. It seems I had to become a Christian to really experience difficulties.

These difficulties were mainly in the form of physical issues stretched out over the years since my decision to follow Christ in 1979.  Challenges like epilepsy, respiratory malfunction, mono, flu, third-degree ankle sprain, and both arms broke at the same time have come, gone, and come again. So, I have come to know this body as "fallen".  BUT GOD, has given me life, sustained my life, and promised me an eternal life in a New Body with Him one day (1 Corinthians 15:51-55).

Spiritually speaking I have always enjoyed the tremendous blessing of being brought up in the way I should go (Proverbs 22:6) by Christian parents.  I try my best to honor and remember my Christian heritage every day!

You have to go through test(s) to have a testimony.  Obviously I can share many stories of many different physical challenges in my life.  However, it has been the Christian foundation in my life that has kept me through everything.  Thank you Lord Jesus for your placement of my life in the family that I have... the provision you have provided me along my journey... and the protection in my life throughout.  Amen.