This coming Thursday 1st Sept, I am very excited to announce the launch of a new blog I am involved in. Life on a Hill is a blog where issues relevant to Christians will be discussed. We will also have reflections from the Bible, monthly topics to encourage us, and lots more.
I have been busy working with the Life on a Hill team to get this blog ready for our launch on Thursday and thought that today I would share with you the testimony I have prepared for the blog. This is the story of how I decided to follow Jesus.
Life at the bottom of the Hill:
Despite growing up hearing the Bible taught at home and going to church I decided that God’s way was boring and I never really felt I fitted in the with those “good” Christians so I stopped going to church and lived the way I wanted to. As a teenager I experimented many things the world had to offer and did many things that could have put my life at risk but to me they were fun and I was meeting lots of people who didn’t judge me and who seemed to understand me.
For a while my life seemed fun but then I started to see the world I was living in for what it was. The people I thought were my friends were only there when times were good, and when they could get something out of me. I wanted something deeper and I also wanted a life that would lead to marriage and children and I knew the life I was living was not heading that way.
Finding Life on a Hill:
While I was pondering these things, my mum asked me to go another church with her and I had nothing better to do so I went. While I was sitting there listening to what was being said I started to understand that I was living my life without God and I knew that the things I was doing were wrong. But the message I was hearing didn’t just tell me I was a bad person but offered me a chance to be changed. I heard that Jesus had died on the cross for me, to pay for my sins and if I trusted in him I could be forgiven for all the wrong things I had done. I immediately decided that it was this life I wanted.
Living Life on a Hill:
I am sometimes overwhelmed by how much I have been forgiven and where I could have been if God had not stepped into my life to save me. I have had my ups and downs as a Christian and still continue to fail but now I know that God won’t let me go.
Since becoming a Christian I have made real and lasting friendships and love being a part of a church community. I have also been blessed with a Christian husband who is not perfect but I know he is also doing his best to live a life in thanks to God for his mercy to us. And I have two beautiful girls who bring me joy (as well as some frustration) everyday.
As much as I wish I had never experienced life at the bottom on the hill it has allowed me to see how much I have been saved from and helps me to want to continue living a life in thankfulness to God. I also am passionate about telling other people about Jesus and how they too can experience this awesome life on a hill.