Hi guys! I just wrote my personal testimony that I will be sharing to the Burmese people at Myanmar this coming April. :) I thought of posting it here as well in the hope of encouraging all of you of how God saved my life. Hope you get all blessed. xx
I was born into a middle-class family. I am the third in four children of government employee parents. For me I had the perfect life, I have a good family, have a lot of friends and was having good education until everything that seemed to secure me broke apart when my parents split up when I was in 2nd year college. I got so insecure with who I was. I didn’t feel that I was good enough in anything that I did and everything that I tried to do just to patch up the emptiness I was feeling seemed to just worsen it. At the outside, I appeared as a bright and confident college girl but deep inside I was so insecure and unsure of myself. I blamed my Father and Mother with what happened to our family. I was angry with them, most specially for my Dad for not working things out for us, their children so I turned to unhealthy vices and friendship that didn’t encourage me to be a better person.
I was a 2nd year student in Saint Mary’s University taking up Bachelor of Science in Nursing when I joined the student publication club of our campus. It was on that club that I met a friend who invited me to a “fun” place they call ‘White House’. I was curious as to what kind of fun are they referring to and since because I had nothing better to do and fun seemed ‘fun’ I went with them and so I was not mistaken. The place where they invited me is the meeting place of people who experienced a different kind of joy that I was always longing for. They didn’t need to talk about it for me to know; I saw the peace and contentment in their eyes, the ring of inexpressible joy in their laughter and the warmth of unconditional love as they relate to one another. I knew at that moment, I want that kind of life they are living—more than that, I needed it because I know in my heart, at my 16 years of existence I was despairing in every single day I was living.
Soon enough, I found out what made the difference in their life—it’s their intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. I knew of this Jesus as the Son of God—the one who created the heavens and the earth. I knew He is good and He died on the cross. But I also knew that He is Holy and I perfectly knew I am not so I didn’t really considered myself as to one who can share an ‘intimate’ or close relationship with Him. But this time, I was mistaken. My friend who invited me shared to me of who Jesus truly is—the one who died FOR me, the one who is willing to FORGIVE all my sins, the one who ALONE can save me…and that He is a doctor who came not for the well but for the sick, for the SINNERS, just like me. When I found out about that I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew there was hope for me. I could live life to the full. I could experience inexpressible joy all because of this JESUS who loves me and who forgave the guilt of all my sins, of every wrong doing I have done in the past—small or big.
Now, I have been sharing an intimate relationship with Jesus for five years already and I’m so excited for the lifelong relationship that He allowed me to have with Him. I am an unworthy sinner and yet He loved me by giving His very life for me. He forgave all the wrong things I’ve done and gave me a new life to live with Him. He took away my sinful heart and gave me a heart that longs to worship Him alone. He filled all my longings and desires and satisfies me with simply who He is. I was insecure in the past, now I am secured with His love. I was filled with anger and pain bur now I was able to forgive my parents and I was able to ask for forgiveness from them as well. I am now surrounded with friends who encourage and challenge me to be a better person each day. I was unsure of who I was before but now I know I’m a daughter of God, a princess of the Holy One.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)