Friday, July 24, 2009

From darkness to light

"As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live in him.
Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him.
Be strong in the faith, just as your were taught,
and always be thankful"
~ Colossians 2:6
This scripture is penetrating my heart this morning, for in an instance I am reminded of that very day when I stepped over from darkness into light and received Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life.
Just a few nights before I received Jesus I was babysitting my 2 nieces and nephew on my own and I was having a ciggy and a beer and just watching TV (I was 16 at the time). A christian ad came on TV and I remember thinking how lame the ad was in representing God and right at that moment, the Holy Spirit came into the room, everything became brighter (at the time I didn't know it was the Lord, I just knew it was good, for I had seen and experienced many of times an evil presence) and He spoke to me and said these very words ~
"If Jesus returned right now would you go to heaven"?
These words convicted my heart, soul and mind immediately and I was so afraid, I looked at the beer and cigarette and instantly felt so unclean, and I ran to the phone to call my beautiful Godly mother and began asking her "when is Jesus coming, is He coming?" Mum reassured me what was going on and gently encouraged me to go to a youth service.
So a couple of days later I arrived at 'Teen Rock', which was an awesome youth church at the time. When the music started I was shocked at how cool it sounded and how the teenagers around me were so into it and fully singing to their God.
At the end a young lady was out the front talking about Jesus and what the cross means for us all and I remember thinking "there is no way I am going down the front', next thing I knew was I was out the front, crying and weeping. All I said was "Jesus, I don't know you, I don't trust you, but I give you this heart" and right then I just could not stop crying, His love was so overwhelming and I felt like their was a water fall inside of me washing all the filth and addictions away.
Just like that in 1 second I was in darkness, the next second I was in the light!
I don't ever want to forget where I was when I met Jesus and I don't ever want to go away from my first love.
I love the Lord more today for once again gently guiding me to keep Jesus at the centre of my everyday activities. Teaching me to be strong in the faith when I feel weak and to simply be thankful!


  1. Hallelujah! What an awesome testimony of God reaching out to man (woman, in this case). May the Lord help us in keeping our First Love and continually drawing us to Himself.

    Hey, is that a picture of your B&B or your home in your header?

  2. Hey Susan,

    Thanks for your comment! The header is a picture of our home which is upstairs and has looked like that for the last 4 years, but it's all happening now, Praise God, the painting, the plastering and yay, just can't believe it!

    The apartments are day I'll put some pictures up if anyone is interested!

  3. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

    Would love to see some pics of the apartment!

  4. I didn't plan on it Jeanne, but I just couldn't stop writing this morning as I was meditating on that scripture in Colossians and by the end I was in tears...again! His love!

  5. Wow, what an awesome testimony, Sarah! Thank you for sharing it.


  6. Thank you for sharing that Sarah. You have an open and honest heart and I just bet that God uses you heaps for it.
    Bless ya x

  7. Fantastic to see God's love and how He drew you to Him! Beautiful Sarah.

    Also, LOVE the pic - wow! How grouse! Can't wait to see it's looking beautiful already!

  8. Thank you for your comments ladies, Thank God for the cross.


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