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Accepted

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I am a new member and I was encouraged to share my testimony with you all. I want to say hello first and foremost and thank you all for being a part of this wonderful community!

I grew up in a southern Baptist household. My grandfather and uncle were both pastors. My mom and dad got divorced when I was coming into middle school due to my dad leaving to be with another woman. Growing up without a good father role model, puts a strain on a relationship with Christ, or it did for me. I didn’t trust God. I didn’t want a Father. I can only see this, at the age of 27, as the reason why I rebelled. I turned to drugs and drinking at 18. I was a mess for years. I found a good church at 19 and stayed there faithfully on Sundays, even at my worst of times. When I was 22 I got arrested 3 times. My last stay in jail was the longest, 4 days. I went down in my hour out and went to grab a book and the only book was called How to Pray. I read it over and over. I felt God hold my hand when I asked Him to. I asked Him to come into my heart. I asked Him not to get me sober, but to help me not enjoy the drugs and alcohol. I didn’t need strength, I needed the enjoyment gone. I was taken to court the fourth morning. I told God when I prayed I wouldn’t ask for a sign for Him to show me He was with me, but I would for the fist time, trust Him. When I got in the car, the officer turned it on and Christian music played. I wept. My attorney I had fired showed up, by God’s Grace only. I was set free. I came home and threw away all drugs and paraphernalia. A couple of times in the following two years, I went back but I always came out of it. Now, it has been almost 3 years of sobriety. God saved me in that jail. He changed my heart. My pastor moved back to California after preaching for 7 years. I still keep in contact with him. I haven’t found a new church home, but I bounce around and I study my Bible at home. Life is hard and while I am in a hard season now with some debilitating anxiety issues, I turn to God. I turn to my family. Prayers saved me, mine and theirs. I know that they will save me this time too. I will keep my eyes on my rescuer! He has blessed me so. I have started tithing in the last month and have experienced some major mental spiritual warfare for that. I keep growing in my faith and I know yet another season of deliverance is coming. I love every single one of you on this forum. I’m praying daily for the Rapture of the Church! I can’t wait for the day we all go home.
I am so touched by your testimony! It’s good that you’ve come here to fellowship with other believers - you’ll be loved and prayed for. In fact, I’ll pray for you right now! Welcome!!
 

ItIsFinished!

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He is absolutely awesome! I am in awe of God daily. He has been more faithful to me than I can fathom. I am so glad to dedicate my life to him! Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I will absolutely get with you if I encounter anything. Thank you for your work on this site. Shalom to you, brother!
Amen!
Let us sing I know whom I have believed in...
Praise The Lamb of God that was slain before the foundation of the world!
 

Lynn

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Aldanielle, it is wonderful to have you here!
:welcome2 You, aldanielle, are already a part of the family of God, and now we gladly welcome you to our Rapture Forums family. Your testimony is very God-honoring, and your love for Him seems so evident. We can't wait to get to know you better. Please remember that we are a group of people who truly care for one another and we pray regularly for the needs of each other. God bless you, dear aldanielle. :hug
 

aldanielle

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Aldanielle, it is wonderful to have you here!
:welcome2 You, aldanielle, are already a part of the family of God, and now we gladly welcome you to our Rapture Forums family. Your testimony is very God-honoring, and your love for Him seems so evident. We can't wait to get to know you better. Please remember that we are a group of people who truly care for one another and we pray regularly for the needs of each other. God bless you, dear aldanielle. :hug

Thank you for the warm welcome. I will care for you all and pray for you all regularly as well. I am glad you reached out to me. I can’t wait to get to know you all and to get to know you better in Glory one day!
 

ItIsFinished!

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Aldanielle, it is wonderful to have you here!
:welcome2 You, aldanielle, are already a part of the family of God, and now we gladly welcome you to our Rapture Forums family. Your testimony is very God-honoring, and your love for Him seems so evident. We can't wait to get to know you better. Please remember that we are a group of people who truly care for one another and we pray regularly for the needs of each other. God bless you, dear aldanielle. :hug
Amen brother.
 

ItIsFinished!

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Scottie, you regularly include 'Let us sing' in many of your posts. Are you, or have you been a worship leader in a church? Most of us on here have posted our love for singing to the Lord or post a link to a favorite praise song. Just wondering if perhaps you're filling a role such as this somewhere.
I use to lead choir at one time.
I still do at times.
 

Amity

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Thank you very much for sharing. I am sorry for what you went through but, I am so glad that it brought you to Jesus! Glad to have you with us at RF! It's my home away from home. :)

2nd Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
 

aldanielle

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Thank you very much for sharing. I am sorry for what you went through but, I am so glad that it brought you to Jesus! Glad to have you with us at RF! It's my home away from home. :)

2nd Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Everything I went through was necessary. It all led me to Christ and I wouldn’t change a single thing. It showed me that I needed God. I’m glad to have this new home away from home! Thank you for welcoming me! I’m glad to meet you, sister!
 
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