Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 2:39 am: || |
Hi everyone. I have read practically the whole forum and all the online issues of Proclamation. It has become part of my bedtime habit, alongside reading the Gospels, as I eagerly learn all I can about being Christian.
Until 8 weeks ago I was an atheist-tending towards agnostic, I was raised by atheists and I felt I had no faith and could not tap into what others seemed to have, I felt lost and without purpose. It is a long story but the crux of it is I was given some literature to read by an SDA friend, out of respect for her and wanting to know what she believed I read it.
After a while something clicked and I realized I had been against "religion" (which I mostly saw as hypocritical) not God and nobody had ever taught me the basics about having free will and being able to make a choice to follow the word (btw I am 53). Then quite literally I heard a voice say to me "I am here if you want me".
I began by reading the New Testament, as it was coming up to Easter and I wanted to refresh my memory about the events leading up to the crucifixion which I had learned at primary school.
Then I found some things didn't add up in what my SDA friend had given me and what I was reading in the New Testament. I asked God to guide me and I searched for SDA and at the top of the list was FORMER SDA. So here I am. I may well have rejected that call to follow Him if I went down the SDA path and found things didn't add up but reading all your expositions have helped me understand the saving grace of God and become more firm in my belief of Jesus as my saviour.
You are saving more than SDAs
Post Number: 167
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 6:42 am: || |
Praise God!! What an amazing and powerful testimony. Our God who created all things can redeem and use ANY situation to His glory.
Welcome to the family of God and to the forum...
Post Number: 1041
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 8:57 am: || |
I "Welcomed" you to the Forum in response to your post #1, before I read this post!
Again, I am so happy you have listened to the "voice" of the Holy Spirit
and followed HIS leading in your life~
Post Number: 3041
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 12:57 pm: || |
Carolyn; I second what Mj said!
Post Number: 1300
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 6:23 pm: || |
Welcome and thank you so much for sharing!!
From Carolyn M
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 8:01 pm: || |
Thank you so much for sharing your story! Our God is mighty to save!
Post Number: 14367
|Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 11:52 pm: || |
Carolyn, welcome! What a wonderful story! God is faithful.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:30 am: || |
Thank you for your welcomes. It has been an amazing journey so far and I know it has only begun to unfold.
Post Number: 1753
|Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:33 pm: || |
Wow! What a great story, Carolyn! Thank you for taking the time to share and welcome to the forum.
Post Number: 9979
|Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:10 pm: || |
Carolyn, thanks for sharing your story. God is definitely leading you. Keep following Him. He will not lead you wrong.
Welcome to the forum.
Post Number: 933
|Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm: || |
Thank-you for your story because it shows that God can save us no matter where we are in our life.