Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Tesimony Part2


By this time, we had two beautiful little boys whom we loved dearly. When Jeff, the older boy, took first prize as the cutest baby in town, we were thrilled!
Meanwhile, in retrospect, I can see God's hand of protection over all my young married life. Years passed by with the usual cuts and scrapes, along with the everyday struggles to make ends meet plus the thrill and excitement of just being young. After family and job, I had little for God.

Finally, after 13 years of marriage, something strange and wonderful began to unfold in my life. A couple we were close to attended revival meeting in a nearby town. At first I made fun of them, joking about their new-found religion. After a few weeks, however, it was plain that something special had happened to them.
The wife kept sharing with me patiently about Jesus. Who was able to love people unconditionally. She told that I could know Him; He would answer my prayers in a very personal way. I needed only to trust Him to save me and I would be saved.
WHY couldn't she understand that I already knew about Jesus? Hadn't I gone to church and even taught Sunday school in my teen years? She didn't have to tell me about God and His son Jesus. I already knew a whole lot about them. Yet there was still a tugging and pulling on my heart I couldn't understand. Patiently, she kept inviting me to the revival meetings.

Finally I ran out of excuses. By this time, we had been blessed with three beautiful boys Jeff 12, Andy 9, and little Chris 5 months. Mid-afternoon on a Thursday, she arrived with a fresh invitation to the meeting.
After much pleading, we finally agreed that if I couldn't go she would take Jeff. He seemed so excited to go, even though he had been having a struggle about singing in the boy's church choir. He had been in it for several years; now he felt he had outgrown it.
(continued tomorrow)

God bless you!


Kristi said...

Roberta, it is so nice to meet you. I just adore your daughter. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's post.

Jennifer said...

This is going to be great...I can tell. I can't wait until tomorrow to read more.

Have a blessed day!

SophieMae said...

Welcome to blogland! Kim sent me. 8-}

I am very much enjoying reading your testimony and looking forward to part 3. I'm sure many of us can relate to your story. See you tomorrow. 8-]

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

Laurie Ann said...

Hi, I'm Laurie Ann, a regular reader of your daughter's blog. She mentioned you today and I'm telling on her but even posted a great picture of you!

I loved reading your testimony thus far and look forward to reading more!

So nice to meet you, and you have a wonderful, wonderful daughter. I just love her to death!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

A fascinating story - so glad you are willing to share it with us and am looking forward to more. Your blog is wonderful - of course I had to stop over since I just love your "daughther"! :)

Luanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love hearing how God has worked in other's hearts--He is so passionate in pursuing us! God bless--and nice to meet you!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Really enjoying your testimony. It is wonderful how your son Jeff was so interested. Looking forward to reading part 3.