Luke 15:21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
Candace shared this testimony with us and it really blessed my heart. It reminded me of that time when I chose to ignore God and live a life unpleasing to him. She tells of her journey and how God brought her back from a place of defeat to a place of victory and substance in his kingdom.
There are so many things I can give God praise for. Just being able to type this message is a blessing and a testimony because if he didn’t permit it, I won’t be here. Now that I have come to a place of understanding about who God is and what he requires from us, I believe that all my former blessings were surrounded by my parents prayers. Though I prayed and even did worship, I didn’t really know God as I do now. It wasn’t all a show but it wasn’t all spiritual either. Ahh. It was all tradition. I did it like a ritual, knowing that praising God, had to be done and had to be done properly. So I trained myself to sing at my best, and quote whatever I thought would catch the crowd and draw them into worship. Yes. What a shame. However, that could not last forever, since God knows all things and he CANNOT be fooled.My life flipped totally and I started partying, drinking and doing things that was far from what I was taught. At the beginning of that lifestyle, I felt complete and happy. No one was bad talking me or so I thought and I had a better connection with the non-Christians than the believers. It went well for two years. Then I think I started playing with God and please note, he is not fond of that. Sunday Morning service was my new way of saying, “God I am still giving you time”. So I would go and then on a Sunday night, I was up on the beach in a party, getting tipsy and throwing my waist. What I eventually learned, is you CANNOT serve two masters. I heard it all my life but I learned it when I was an adult. Funny huh. I continued living in sin until one day, the enemy decided to humiliate me publicly. After being a in a four month relationship that had everything go wrong with it, the young man decided to publicly abuse me via social media, FACEBOOK. Writing all ill manner of things against me and in that calling me a so call WOMAN OF GOD. Right there and then I knew that the attack was a spiritual battle rather than physical. Sadly or me, I didn’t have the strength to fight. I was weak and about to give up.
One morning during this heated period, I woke up with the intention that I had enough and that day was going to be the last day I fret. I had planned to end it all but not with prayer. I was ready to give up. Then I heard a voice said to me ARISE WOMAN. I looked around in my room because I was there alone but it sounded like someone was with me. I heard it again, ARISE WOMAN. I knew it was God. Why? Because with the voice, came a comforting feeling. I could not even cry, I just began to smile and internally utter praises. He saved me. He saved me from destroying myself. From destroying purpose and greatness. From that very day, January 23rd, 2012, I began ministering for the lord via blogging and any other way I get a chance to. The road has not been easy but it has been sweet. Having a life with Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me. I know for sure now, that John 8:36 – So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
You can join Candace on her Journey to help women by visiting her blog; http://theladiesfeed.wordpress.com/
Please share your testimony with us by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
God Bless You!