Post # 17
I see no one has posted on this thread in a few months, but I just found it & I love seeing all of these Bees’ great testimonies : )
I grew up dealing with a huge weight of fear and anxiety, along with severe asthma. So severe that I had countless hospitalizations, and frequently had days where I was taking my emergency inhaler every 30 minutes (an asthmatic is considered in the ‘red zone’ if an emergency inhaler is needed every 6 hours). I accepted Jesus when I was 7, and in the years following I learned more and more about who I am in Christ, and the fear & anxiety left me totally. My Junior year in high school God completely healed me of asthma when I was sitting in a church service one night. The preacher said, “Healing already belongs to you, Jesus already provided it on the cross, just reach out and accept what He’s provided for you”.. so I did. Every doctor I ever saw told me I would never “outgrow” my asthma, and that I’d just have to learn how to manage it for the rest of my life …But God. : ) I haven’t taken a single bit of medication for asthma since that night.. I’m now 22 and I graduated Bible school this past year. God. Is. So. Good. He continues to surprise me everyday. Choosing to have a relationship with Him was the best choice I ever made.
Thanks for making this thread, I hope we can get it going again! : )
Post # 18
I don’t have a story, since me and god are not on speaking terms at the moment, but for what ever reason I clicked on this thread and read all of your stories and I feel happy for some reason… mabey not happy is the right word…. comforted? idk… I don’t know why I’m posting this…
Post # 18
I’ll contribute. I was raised in a denominational church. I got a good education about the Bible, and a good education about God and what a Christian was supposed to do. But it wasn’t until I met my fiance and started going to church with him that I started getting to know God and really have him lead my life.
All of your stories are so inspiring. Some people say God will never give you more than you can handle… well, I see it more as nothing is impossible for God. So glad he’s reached all of you.
Post # 19
I’m 30 now, a Christian from the womb as they say, and I think in a lot of ways my development as aChristian mirrors my personal life. As a child, I was always drawn to art, but was given the impression by my parents that artists weren’t “special” that any idiot could be an artist, that I was too smart to be such a poor steward of my potential, so I ended up studying biology based on the theory that I was studying God’s art.
Yet, here are the jobs I chose to take after I graduated: cake decorator, floral designer, amatuer painter, drawing instructor, and finally…mommy. I decided to start taking art classes for the first time in my life, and I’ve never felt so alive. My hands are finally creating. It wasn’t until I was older that I came to realize that it isn’t true what I was told. Not everyone can be an artist. Other people can’t look at a blank sheet of paper/computer screen and see the visions only I can see. I’ve come to believe that artists are actually really rare and all along I had this incredible and fun gift that I wasn’t using.
The same is true of faith. You girls have no idea what a gift it is to be capable of faith in an invisible god. It’s so rare and beautiful. Treasure your faith. I feel really lucky because I have also witnessed and experienced miracles (someone praying in tongues who the recipient heard in perfect spanish profesying directly into his life, saw a blind woman who no longer needed her seeing eye dog after being prayed for, had my ears healed as a child) and even then there are days when I feel doubt.
It’s easy to think this is all there is to life, until your car is spinning at 70 miles perhour on a busy highway after hitting a deer, and you scream, “Jesus, protect us!” When your spinning vehicle stops dead sideways in the middle of the road with cars coming at you in every lane, and your car, even though the engine is torn to shreds, comes to life and drives you safely to the side of the road just in the nic of time. That makes you rethink the doubts. That makes you see there is a purpose and a design here. That someone’s really listening and cares.
Post # 21
All I could say as I read these testimonies is BUT GOD!! Through everything that the enemy had for bad clearly God turned to good!! Through all the illnesses, accidents, figuring out what u were created for and heartache God showed up in every problem, situation and struggle!! He is who he says he is!! A provider, a sheild in the time of trouble, perfect peace, ever present help in the time of need, comforter, counselor,love ,he is whatever u need, his name is above all names!! So be encourage that y’all latter days are greater than your former days and the best is yet to come! Hold on to his promises because his plans for us all is to give us hope and a future! Y’all inspire me p.u.s.h with my all…(pray until something happens). Be encourage and I’m thankful for this thread too!! 🙂
Post # 22
Wow fellow bees truly awesome