Friday, March 13, 2009

My Story

LauraLee, at Selah ~ Pause.Ponder.Praise asks us to share our story of salvation. I wanted to share it here, too. It may help you get to know me better.
She asks some questions that I thought I'd answer and then share my whole testimony.
1)How old were you when someone first told you about Jesus? I was 10 years old when someone first told me about Jesus. My dad had just went to prison, and my momma was working third shift at a cotton mill. I was a very lonely&sad little girl, always felt lost. There was a lady named Sue Ledford, she lived next door to us. Everyday, when she came in from work, I would be sitting outside on the sidewalk, she never failed to speak to me. One day, she invited me in, she fixed us something to eat, and we laughed and talked for a long time. This became a regular routine for us, she became a dear friend to me. She invited me to church, and I went. She was a GIA leader(Girls In Action), so I became active in that. I felt God nudging my heart, and I talked to Sue about it. She asked me if I wanted to get saved, and I said yes. Well, she said she would talk to my momma about it. After the talk, my momma said no, I was to young to understand salvation. My little heart broke, but I never stopped thinking about Jesus. 2) When did you become open to the Gospel? As I said in the previous question, I was 10 years old. 3) What compelled you to give your life over to Jesus? We had a revival at church, there was a visiting preacher one night, his name was Doug Stone. He was such a Godly man, and he spoke such truth. Gods word was strongly coming out of his mouth, it was as if he was talking straight to my heart. It was awesome, I will never forget it. 4) What scriptures were particularly meaningful to you? Psalm 23, Philippians 4:13, and Psalm 139. 5) How do you think your life is different since you made Jesus the Lord of it? I am happier, content to live for Him, not for myself, or the world. I am free to be all I can in Jesus, shine His light for others to see. I am not perfect, but I am saved, washed clean by His precious blood, by His stripes I am healed, praise the Lord. My testimony: On July 2, 1989, at the age of 25, I gave my life to Jesus. I have never regretted it for one second, it was the best thing I ever did. He took my dirty rags, and replaced them with stainless, sparkling white garments. He took all the broken pieces of my life, that were scattered like a jigsaw puzzle, and began to sculpture a new life for me. He poured His love all over my life, and made it so much better. My walk with Him has not been perfect, I have made mistakes, and let Him down. But, He is always quick to pick me up, dust me off, and forgive me. He has never let me down, always built me up. My greatest treasure is my salvation. Thank You Lord.

22 comments:

April said...

Your testimony, Denise, always touches my heart. You're about as REAL as they come. Have a blessed day, my friend!

Angela said...

Beautiful. I LOVE when I read how the Lord called His daugthers to His throne, to salvation and into a relationship with Jesus Christ...I will try to put up a post, God willing also...((hugs)) Thank you for sharing.

Juliet said...

Hi Denise! It's been a while since I've dropped by, and it's lovely to read your blog again. I just wanted to let you know I am still blogging, but I changed the url to notthesamein2009 instead of 2008. Not sure if that was a good move or not! Anyway, hope to see you again soon.
x x Juliet.

Debra said...

Oh Denise, this is so very precious, my friend. I was touched beyond what my words can convey.

I lovey you so very much! Happy Friday to you, my friend.

Beth in NC said...

That is beautiful Denise. Thank God for that precious neighbor who showed you the love of Christ.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful testimony Denise. I'm so glad I read your post this morning. It encourages me to be a Sue to someone else. We can all sprinkle seeds to others. Some will grow and be nurtured and others will take root. Bless you!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Oh Denise, you have touched my heart so much with this. Thank you for sharing it. Would you mind if I copied it and published it on my blog the week of Easter? If not, let me know, but I know it would touch so many. I've entered you in my giveaway as well, but I know you well enough to know you didn't post this for the giveaway. That's because you live your life as a giveaway instead. Jesus Christ is the center of everything you do, it is obvious. I long to live my life as unselfishly, dear sis.

mrshester said...

Beautiful :) Praise God!!

Heather said...

what a great testimony. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Deanna said...

beautiful friend! I love these sorts of testimonies, Jesus loves you so so very much!

Michele Williams said...

Beautiful testimony... I love you my friend...

Samantha said...

This is a beautiful post, you
are a beautiful person. I have been truly blessed to have found your blog, thank you so much for sharing. Have a Fabulous Friday !
Blessings,
Samantha

luvmy4sons said...

Wonderful...absolutely wonderful!

Kathleen Marie said...

What a wonderful story. That makes my heart smile! Have a blessed day!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

You have an awesome testimony Denise, and honestly, when I read you on a daily basis... you testify just as much to the glory of God.
Holykisses,
Lea

Genejosh said...

love your testimony...would you mind if i tag you at http://genejosh-hyzyd.blogspot.com/2009/03/answer-through-pictures.html

Esthermay said...

Such a testimony to friendship evangelism!!!!

I am so blessed to have you in my Google Reader -- I am blessed each time I visit. I pray that the unashamed message of your blog reaches many more who don't know HIM! yet.

Femin Susan said...

Aww, good story to help us think... and learn!!

Bernadine said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony with us. Hope you have a great weekend.

Edge of Design said...

Jesus writes some of the best love story lives I know. He is able to transform us in ways we thought we could only dream about.

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful testimony! Even as a child you knew!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Testimonies are such fuel for my heart! Thank you for sharing your story. You are an amazing light for Jesus. Shine, my friend, shine..