I would like to share with you my testimony. My prayer is that as you read, that the Lord will be glorified through my story.
My name is Kay and I was raised in a small town in Texas. I was blessed to be adopted at the age of three by two wonderful parents who raised me in a loving Christian home. I was raised going to a Baptist church where I was taught the wonderful stories of Jesus. I accepted the Lord around the age of 10.
I remember around the age of 13 I got hold of Galations 6:9 which says, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." but as I grew into my late teens this verse was the very thing the devil used against me and unfortunately I listened. I listened to the lie and told myself that I was tired of being the "good little girl." I began to rebel and choose my own way. After High School, I joined the army and did what everyone else did, including the drinking and partying. It was there that I met a man and married him after dating for about a year. As I grew up I remember never having any high expectations for my future. I just figured that I would get married and have a couple of kids. That's it. Nothing spectacular.
I have been blessed with two wonderful boys ages 11 and 9. It has been a privilege and honor to be a mother and watching the Lord mold and grow them. They are both loving boys and their boldness to share with others about Jesus is amazing to watch. I have homeschooled them since they were old enough to go to school and that has been a great experience.
After the boys were born, I began searching for something and not quite understand what I was looking for. I knew there had to be something more. I was doing the typical wife and mother thing, but still something was missing. It was here that I began to cry out to the Lord. I knew that I was not the person I should be to those I loved. I didn't like myself and who I had become. I couldn't really accept the fact that the Lord loved me after all the things I had done. I finally broke one late night when my youngest son woke up to go to the bathroom, and I took him in there and carried him back to bed like I had done so many nights before. As I leaned over to lay him down, he said so softly in a sleepy voice..."Thank you mommy for getting me." I laid him down and just began to cry. The Lord began to show me in that moment, that just like I picked him up to carry him to bed, Jesus also "got" me. He loved me. No matter what I had done, He still loved me. When one experiences this understanding, the feeling of overwhelming love causes you to be sorry for all that you had done to hurt Him. I cried. I told Him I was sorry. I felt relieved, happy, sad all at the same time, but that began my desperate search for more of Him.
It was here that I became aware of the supernatural power of God, and began to fellowship with the "Charismatic" crowd. Since then I have learned and grown so much. I have been through many valleys. I have experienced the break up of a marriage from a man who felt other things were more important in life and the pain of that, and I have experienced the pain of persecution and lies spoken by Christian people and even family. This has caused a maturing to occur that I am sure I would have never learned any other way. I thank the Lord for it. I have learned that when all else fails around you, you can hang on to Him. He sometimes is the only one there for you.
But along with the valleys, I have also experienced the mountaintop highs. The joys of spending time with Him, talking to Him and Him talking in return. A relationship with Him that outweighs all the bad things that happen not only in my own life but in the world around. I have been blessed with a wonderful sister-in-law, who has become my best friend as well as a great co laborer for Christ and great co manager at the property we manage here in Florida. Stacie's zeal and love for our Lord is wonderful and on more than one occasion been a lifeline when I wasn't sure I could go any further. I have been been given the call as a prophet, and teacher. I am currently working and learning to express His love through art. I am experimenting with many different mediums such as pencil, pen and ink, and colored pencil. I am currently living in the beautiful state of Florida and after living a few years up north....God made really nice warm sun here!!
My hearts desire is to please Him and to walk as He walks. In love, extending mercy but at the same time not give people a soft road to hell without sharing with them the love of Jesus and showing them the destructiveness of the path they are walking. Things brings many fears, and emotions. As I am still growing and learning, I love how the Lord uses every thing that occurs in your day as a learning lesson. Life is definitely not boring with Jesus! What an adventure. But oh the final destination of heaven. A wonderful beautiful place where we all will one day gather and worship Him in unity. No more strife, and division. Jesus' love overcomes all!!!!
So to those who read this, and who long to know my Friend Jesus and too desire to have a relationship with Him, begin by doing something very simple. From deep in your heart just whisper a simple request. Say "Jesus, I want to have a real relationship with you." You will probably begin to feel like you have done too many things wrong, but that isn't true. He can "get" you too! He loves you. Tell Him that you have done alot of wrong things but you just want to start over. Then just get up and go about your business. He heard your heart. He heard your prayer. He knows where you are. He will "get" you. If you have questions or want to know more, we have a group of wonderful loving people who can help you understand and grow closer to your new Friend. He's a great friend. Let us help and pray for you. And if I never meet you while here on this earth, I will get to meet you in heaven!!! What a great day that will be!!!
Always reaching higher....