m Y t E S T I M O N Y
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I want to take some time to share my testimony with you. I have always said that I have been in church before I was even born. I am a daughter of a pastor. I remember my mom and dad telling stories about their personal relationship with God and how God revealed Himself to them as a couple. I didn’t have any stories like that for myself. There was a time, I sat in a Young Adult get together at my church and almost everyone talked about how they had heard God speak to them. At the time I was 23 and had never heard God for myself. That was so embarrassing to me because here I was the preachers kid and didn’t have a relationship with God. I was just “doing church.” As I began to grow in Christ, I realized that being in church, doing church activities, or even being a member of a clergy family doesn't equate to the relationship God desired to have with me. It wasn’t until the age of 25 that I heard God's voice for the first time. With tears streaming down my face, I heard God say "Why are you crying? Who is it that you are seeking?" Since then, I have never been able to be the same.
Now I am hearing God, speaking to Him and allowing God to work in and through my life to help advance His good plan for his people. In 2017, I accepted the call into the preaching and teaching ministry. I decided that I didn’t want to be a mediocre Christian. I want to do and be all that God has called me to be. Being a follower of Christ doesn't mean I don't have my share of trouble and it certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t have things that I struggle with. It does mean that the trouble and struggles I do face, God shows me the best way to deal with it through Him. I have given up a cheap imitation of life to gain a new life and hope freely given to me from God who loves me more than the most loving human relationship I've ever experienced.
When God created us, we were created Christian. In other words, we were created to follow Christ and actively let our lives glorify Him! It is my hope that through the words given to me from God, I can help others move from milk to meat, maturing the saved in order to save the lost. It’s time to grow up. Let's work together to be all that God has called us to be.