Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A word of testimony

May and May flowers, especially the ones in these pics have a very special place in my heart.
In May, 32 years ago as a wee girl of just 8 years of age, I was returning home from school by myself. The walk home was down a quarter of a mile stretch of laneway which was just beginning to bloom with spring flowers. I loved to gather some to take home to my mother and that's just what I did that sunny afternoon. I really love bluebells and primroses but then my eye fell on these delicate little white flowers and I decided to add some to my bouquet.
As I picked one from the hedge my conscience was instantly pricked. At that moment I felt my guilt as a sinner before God. The purity and whiteness of that simple little flower convicted me of my sin and the wickedness of my heart in the sight of God, who 'is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity'.

In simple child-like faith I prayed to God to save me from my sin and wash my heart clean and pure like the little white flowers. Even as an eight year old, I knew then why Jesus had shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary - it was for my salvation! Praise His name He came into my heart and life that instant and saved me as He says, 'Call upon the name of the LORD and thou shalt be saved.'

So I lift up my heart in thankfulness to God for saving me and keeping me from that day.
I love the Lord and want to serve Him day and daily for His mercy to me.

If you have never repented of your sin, you can do so right now and call upon the Lord to forgive you and He promises never to turn any away. He will save you now and for eternity!

There is no greater blessing in life than to be in a right relationship with God.
Trust Him today

If you do know the Lord, I'd love to know how you were saved.
Blessings


15 comments:

  1. Christine,
    What a beautiful testimony. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Pam

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  2. A great testimony you have. I have always been in church...my whole life. I remember giving over to him at the age of 13 with a group of other kids at church but it did not seem as real as it did later in life at a crusade in our town. I remember feeling very different at that time. I do not remember a time without Christ in my life and I am so glad for that. I have my mother to thank for this. Blessings to you and your walk with Him. Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. I accepted the Lord at age 9 but at age 15 rededicated my life to God. Someday, maybe I'll post about it.

    So glad that we are sisters in Christ. Hugs

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  4. Thank you for sharing such a lovely tetimoney Christine-I remember the walk you had to take home from school!LOL! Isn't in amazing how God speaks to us?

    I was convicted of my need of salvation through a picture at a childrens meeting. It depicted the scene of the Broad way and the Narrow way, with all sorts of people following the 2 different paths and all sorts of lifes events along the way. My 6yr old mind wanted to get on the road that led to the golden gate and beautiful mansion which was bright and light. It was then I realised my sins would keep me from there. I thank God for taking me in and keeping me.

    Thanks for that-I feel blessed, just remembering!
    Blessings, Shazy x

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  5. Hi Christine,
    What a lovely testimony you've shared with us. I was raised a Catholic but left the church sometime in my teens. After many years of "being in the world" my heart was sufficiently hardened and I had grown angry with everyone. Then at a very dark time in my life, when I felt that I could not take anymore(I won't go into too much detail here) I called upon my Lord to change my heart and take control of my life and He did so in way that caused everyone in my family to be saved starting with my sweet husband! Praise the holy name of Jesus! I had to go through that dark period in my life to understand how much I needed Him in my life! Hugs, Loretta

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  6. Oh thank you for sharing. For me I was 10 when gave my life over to Christ. It was after Sunday school class and I just knew that I didn't want to wait I wanted Christ to be part of my life. I am so thankful to have a relationship with our Lord and Savior. I am also happy to say that my husband is residing with Christ now. My oldest is following in this heritage and married a God fearing man and they will raise my Grandson in the Lord. My 11 year old daughter was saved when she was 8 and wants to be a missionary and my 6 year old although he has not yet come to the understanding says he wants to be a pastor someday. God bless!

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  7. What a sweet testimony! I grew up in the church, went to Sunday School, got baptized, took communion, had all the facts, and thought I was saved. God really started working in my life shortly after Kayleigh was born (I was 25) and I realized all that time I really wasn't saved. He transformed my life and I began to see things change. What once seemed important lust it's luster, and I had a growing desire to be under His teaching and around fellow believers in Christ. Praise God for His grace and mercy, for pulling me out of religion and into a relationship with Him. It's my hearts desire to honor and glorify Him in all that I say and do.

    Thank you for sharing your testimony with us.
    Kim

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  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony with us. I just know it will touch many hearts and encourage ladies everywhere to make time to stop and observe God's love surrounding them. I pray that God will richly bless you this very day for your faith in Him.

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  9. DEAR CHRISINE..
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR TESTIMONY AS TO THE MERCY AND GRACE OF OUR GOD... TO KEEP YOU SINCE YOU WERE A CHILD IS SOMETHING TO BE SO THANKFUL FOR.
    THE LORD SAVED ME AS A 9 YEAR OLD CHILD... I REPENTED AND WAS BAPTIZED IN HIS WONDERFUL NAME AND HE FILLED ME WITH HIS SPIRIT...
    EVERY MORNING HIS MERCY IS RENEWED TO ME.. WHAT A GREAT GOD WE SERVE...
    TO KNOW THAT OUR NAME IS RECORDED IN THE BOOK OF LIFE AND THAT WE CAN BE READY TO MEET HIM IN THE AIR GIVES A PEACE THAT MAN CAN NOT UNDERSTAND...
    YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING FROM GOD... WALKING IN HIS WAY AND SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS...
    THANK YOU DEAR... FOR MAKING YOUR WALK WITH HIM REAL TO US....

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  10. Oh Christine, you made me cry! :))
    I realized my need for Jesus when I was about the same age as you in a Sun.School class. I was later baptized at the age of 12, when I understood it more. I have always had a desire to walk close w/the Lord and He has given me a hunger and thirst to know Him more intimately. I thank my sweet Mother (who is now up in Heaven w/Him) for taking us to church every week.
    My Dad will turn 89 on Mon(10th) and still does not understand his need for salvation, please keep him in your prayers.
    Thanks for sharing such an endearing testitmony! How sweet that a simple flower convicted you about your sin, but we also know that was the Holy Spirit drawing you unto Him.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

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  11. How wonderful! Happy New Birth-day to you!! Thank you for sharing your sweet story.

    Although I grew up in church, it took me longer. I was 15 when I was saved. So thankful that we are sisters in Christ!

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  12. Christine, Thanks you for sharing your story with us.It is precious that all of nature sings about our creator, and that His creation was used in such a way to bring you to Him. I was raised in a Christian home, and invited the Lord into my life when I was 5. I don't remember a time when I haven't felt Him working in my life. There have been ups and downs in my life. But our Lord has used those times to draw me closer to Him and help me grow. It's a blessing to meet so many sisters. Thank you,
    Debbie

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  13. Thank you Christine for sharing this beautiful testimony. I was baptized as a teenager and I know that I have not given enough of myself in serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. I have just started reading the Bible again and am so happy that I am. I want to know it, live it, and be it. Dear God, I have been saved, but have drifted away, please know my faith has never waived, and I confess I have been selfish with my time, no more, I want to live in your glory for all the days of my life.
    Thank you Christine.
    Blessings,
    ~Ronda~

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  14. Thank you for sharing your testimony. I was 8 years old when I was saved too. It was actually the day before my 9th birthday which makes it easy to remember :-) I've been catching up on my blog reading tonight. I hope you get to come to the U.S. this summer.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  15. Beautiful Testimony Christine ~~ Thank you for sharing it.
    Hugs, Ella

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