Thursday, May 1, 2008

Testimony

Well I have to say I have been blessed all the responses I am getting from you mom's! I thank you for your interest in my life. A few of you are curious to know my testimony and I have to admit I do not feel led to give full length testimony on line for all to view, however I will give you the little version! Ok here it goes I grew up in a home without God, my father was a Catholic and my mother was a Baptist and both had very bad memories and made a deal they would let my sister and I decide what God was to us. So we grew up with nothing at all and when I was 13 my
friend I had at the time had his mom explain to me WHO God IS and why I needed Him in my life so I always looked up to a God and sorta Knew there was a God just not detail so there on couch I accepted the Lord as my Savior and well......... that was pretty much it for a long time.
My folks shortly after moved us my 10th grade year to Reno for the worst year of my life and then to Vegas my Jr. year in High School where I dropped out shortly there after to work for a living. I very soon there after got into the wrong crowd the rebellious stage in my life I guess it was anger from being ripped away from my High School and life in California to come to Nevada
yuck I thought. I was for sure a California girl in everyway and it was huge ajustment for me.
well by this time I am 17 and found a relationship I thought for sure this was the missing link in my life (not knowing the REAL REASON FOR THE MISSING LINK WAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST) so I was 17 and he was 23 he was bad news he smoked,drank, and did drugs
wow he was bad news. Well I was crazy and thought ok I can change him well I sure have learned from those crazy mistakes (PRAISE GOD). By this time we are having intimate time together and no protection and low and behold I to my surprise became prego with my first child
at the age of 19 thinking oh now this should really change him right?? Wrong it was worse he still partied and had no cares in this world his drugs came before baby still I decided to marry him which lasted one year to be exact. During this time I struggled with a life long eating disorder which would take its toll very soon and looking to God for help yet not really understanding if He is real why is all this happening to me. So I now am 20 with a new baby and an eating disorder and a very unhealthy relationship and now find that I am prego with #2 oh great I was at a loss
and did not want this pregnancy I had found out my husband poked holes in the condom to get me pregnant so I would be stuck so to speak. Well yes I kept that baby who is my son Ian and I
cant imagine life without him we both were very sick for a while though because of my eating disorder which is why I didn't want to be prego again for a long time. OK so now I am 21ish with
two babies and failing marriage in which I left when Lish was 2 1/2 and Ian 1. Well I was blessed to not be alone at all I went right into a relationship with Greg my hubby now who indeed is a blessing to me. We met through mutual friends of my yes..... ex he was however an outsider who happened to be a roommate of a friend of a friend sorta thing. He was great with my kiddo's which was important to me and we became very serious and moved in together yes un-married
with two kiddo's already that was the start of trouble already. I after about one year in a half
and divorce was final decided that we needed to be married or stop playing house so we were married in Oct. 1997 and one month later found out I was expecting my 3rd Greg's first biological child. In the mean time we lived next door to Christian's who invited me to church
well I was filled with joy and took kiddo's for a long time by myself Greg had no part of it
During this time I dededicated my life to Christ and was on fire for the Lord and I guess my
honey saw something that made him want to go. So by Jan. 1998 we were both in church.Now alot happened between wish I had time to share it all I do not though. At this time we lost everything we had and this is when finally Greg gave himself to the Lord and now we were both on fire for God. Many adjustments had to be made that were not easy but we thankfully were now both walking and serving in our church in which we served for 6 years before coming to Calvary Chapel where we have been since the middle of 2004. Ok so that is it for now I will share as I am led to by God until then hope I didnt bore you to death no just kidding. May the Lord Bless you Mom's and bring you peace and may we all give Him praise for our different testimonies. God Bless you until next time hugs and kisses your sister in Christ, Cindy

"FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD." ROMANS 6:23 (AMEN)

2 comments:

mel4christ said...

All blessing and honor and power and glory forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise be to God. I pray that this will touch someone's heart, how brave of you to share! Praise the Lord for we don't have to live in the past and that we are made white as snow. Praise the Lord!!!

Melanie

Saved by Grace said...

Awesome testimony Cindy!!! Thanks for sharing. God is so good!!! His mercies indure forever!!Amen!

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Adrienne

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