...Since then, I have been transformed on the inside. I went from hopelessness,
having no direction in my life, and just wondering why I was here, to having purpose,
peace, and joy. I used to ask, "What is this life all about? There has to be more."
Those questions have been answered in many different ways and continue to be answered
the more I come to know our Lord Jesus Christ. I was tired of going through everyday
feeling that there had to be more, and asking myself, " What is this life about? Do I
die and that's the end of my life?" I found the Lord by
attending a local spirit filled church with Pastor's who love
the Lord and have laid down their life for the Gospel. I am now fulfilled . - Brandy
Just a few months prior,
a good friend of mine had given me an older King James version Bible. I had come across many Bibles in my lifetime,
and had maybe glanced inside the cover only a few times. Everything I had placed in my life was more important,
more valuable, and more urgent than what I thought was in the Bible. One night as I was crying desperately in my
living room, I went and grabbed the Bible that was given to me. As I was holding it tightly to my chest, and praying to a God I barely
knew anything about, I prayed for Him to “rescue me.” .... Read More -Jeff.
We desired to have a home that was newer. The enemy lied to us and stole from us with this house.
God gave us a word about a new home, as this was our desire. This is the word He gave, “Sometimes
we get what we are asking for right then and sometimes we have to wait” Well, that new home was a
special order so we had to pull up and wait. We had peace; God was preparing us for a new chapter
in our lives. There were a few stops along the way after the storm like Sunset and then Sulphur.
But then God led us to Iowa, Louisiana. Now we have a new home that no one else has lived in and
we didn’t have to take a loss on the home we owned in Cameron. See we look at Rita as a blessing not a curse,
He provided everything for us, every step of the way. ~Daniel and Tammy ~
Later in life a vision came to me in Wal-Mart that changed my life and steered
me in the right direction. Many blessings and opportunities have come my way.
Such as attending International School of Ministry through the Church
and growing a closer relationship with the Lord. ~Shane
I was going down hill fast.
But during one service my faith was stirred as the worship team lead the song "Healer" and I said
"Lord, I know you ARE my healer." I just thanked him for my healing as I worshiped him. When
I went to the Dr. just a few days later he was astonished as my Kidney function was 100% and my
triglycerides and other blood work were all normal too! Praise God ! -Dolores
My innocence was taken at a very young age. I learned how to be a survivor, waking up each day having no purpose or reason to live. I went looking for love in all the
wrong places, all I wanted was for someone to love me. I was headed for the path of destruction.
I did anything that would take away or ease the pain. I prayed and asked God to take me out of this evil world.
I should be dead, but God in His mercy and grace protected me. After seeing God’s protection from death, I started searching,
but I wasn’t ready to surrender, I believed He was no different than men who had been in my life and I wasn’t willing to risk
getting hurt. I ran from God, anytime I heard His name I would get angry I blamed him for everything. I was at end of my rope
and out of desperation I cried out to God. I said if you are real save me. I can’t say that everything changed at that moment,
but I can say I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders, I found people who could help me through the things I was going through
and started going to church. It’s been an amazing journey. God has brought me places that I have only dreamed of, I never felt
worthy of anything, and now I am a Daughter of the Most High God. I live a blessed life, I’m no longer broke, busted or disgusted,
and I have divorced trauma and drama. I have been given new life and have been set free. He took my ashes and turned them into beauty.
As I grew up, I was a pretty miserable person. I looked for love and acceptance in all the wrong places.
I was completely hopeless. I was in and out of church my whole life, I knew there was something more,
but kept seeking and searching looking for something to make me happy and fill this void that I always felt.
I wanted to love and be loved, and that caused alot of bad choices, from guys, to parties, to drugs. By the time
I gave my life over to God, I was divorced with 3 children, that lived with their dad because of the abusive relationships
and drug abuse I had chosen. God has spared my life more times then I can count. Jesus came and rescued me when
I couldn't help myself. He has filled me with a love that no man or drug can duplicate.
"God is not a man that He should lie"(Number 23:19) His word says
"11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." ~Jeremiah 29:11 And I KNOW this to be true! He is faithful and Just!
He gave me a NEW life in Him! He has restored my relationship with my children, He has blessed me with a Godly husband
that loves the Lord and loves me and my children, and the Lord has blessed me with 2 beautiful stepchildren.
He has blessed me with an amazing church family. Jesus shows Himself real to me everyday!
Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2Cor.5:17)