Testimonies. That’s what I want to share on Tru.Works. I believe in the power of testimony and storytelling. It’s stories that change the minds of people and the God stories we share, our testimonies, reaffirm faith and bring non-believers into the God realm momentarily.
In the midst of our words, people can choose to believe what you have to say or throw it away. That’s up t them. The difference ith testimony is that these particular stories can only be explained by the name of God.It’s through Him this particular event happened.
Salvation stories are important. What brought us to God? How did Gd open our eyes and lead us to the path of redemption.? God touches each individual soul in a personal way that is unexplainable and unimaginable.
Let me explain myself.
When I got saved it was as that the moment was one with God. That moment was one with God. He was the only one who could’ve known what I was thinking and what has happened to me from my past and today. That moment was personal and I can’t explain the feeling I had with Gd.
My story has been shared throughout Tru.Works and now is the time to continue spreading the Gospel through the words and stories of other people.
Luckily I know a very special lady called Graciela Alexandra who I admire what she does and the reason behind her website La Beautiful Caos. When I think I have gotten better at writing she throws a curveball at me with her words and just motivates me to get better.
Here is Graciela’s testimony and the story of salvation.
“…I accept Jesus into my heart. Amen”
I opened one eye. Then the other.
I did it.
With all the other 2nd graders in my Sunday School class, I asked Jesus into my heart that day. I’m officially going to heaven, first class.
Cue in fireworks here.
Fast-forwarding past my baptism where I contemplated wearing a shower cap so my hair wouldn’t get wet and past the part when I moved to Florida and quit playing soccer because of depression – I found myself angry at God in my early twenty-somethings.
I sat in my motel bedroom floor wondering how I got here.
Where was here?
Here was devastation. Here was contemplating taking my life. Here was surviving domestic abuse. Here was the motel bedroom floor.
The goodness of God, the faithfulness of God, the Sovereignty of God – I had no idea how much I was going to wrestle with all of this after the motel scene.
A couple years of WWE with God and I finally understood.
My salvation was more than just a mere prayer I repeated with 15 other mucus-infested humans in a room. My salvation was more than just words. My salvation was more than just fireworks.
My salvation started when I deliberately put my trust in a Sovereign God even when things didn’t make sense.
Tell me she’s not a great writer? Definitely talented.
Some of us had said the words needed to be saved and got it from the beginning but some of, including myself, took many tumbles before. I remember when I believed I was better off without God because God gave me more problems. I was a teenager then.
Today I think absolutely the opposite of God. I’m grateful for His existence.Daddy God has helped me with many things in my life but only after I accepted His Son into my heart. Getting to know Jesus has helped me become a better person because I was friends with Christ. I never wanted to do anything to have Jesus or Daddy God disappointed in me. Yes, I’ve failed hundreds of times but that failures in my life are not what make me. It’s what I do with those failures.
I have repented hundreds of times and every day I want to get better for Christ, for God and for myself.
The encounter you’ll have with God is one of a kind. Noo one else has had that moment like you. It’s specially made for you. It was planned just for you.
If any of you have ever been saved and afterward felt like you came crumbling down and left to dust it’s not that God has left you. It’s the beginning of your cleanse. The moment before your baptism. The things God wants to touch He will do and if it’s many things in your life that need immediate attention it’ll come down n you quickly- the radical change God want in you.
Once you state the words, these words (these are my words):
God I believe in your Son. I beleive Christ was born of a virgin birth and lived amon His people and he was then crucified. After 3 days He rose from the Grave to save us. I belive in Jesus. Amen.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
After these words, that’s it. There’s no going back. You can try but it’ll capture your soul and spirit. You can’t ever escape. God will always work in you and He will always look for you. He’ll never force you to believe in Him or find Him, but you’ll always feel Him.
Like Graciela and I, we all have our own salvation stories. Your story will differ than ours and will continue on in a different direction than hers on mine. That’s a great thing! I want you to know that after salvation it’s up to you what you choose to do with your new life.
I suggest learning about God for yourself. Learn more bout Him and of Him through His words and Him. Ask Him anything, read about Him when you have the chance. Talk to Him. He will never ever leave you. Make sure to have Him by your side at all times so that when life is unclear, which it will happen, you’ll know exactly what to do.
Yessenia Diaz has a background in graphic and web design but is also intrigued by writing and teaching. Yessenia created Tru.Works as an outlet for all her talents and continues collecting stories from around the world to share with people all across the interweb. Follow Yessenia on Instagram and her favorite, Twitter, @ythegreatdiaz.