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Stella’s Testimony

 

I was born and raised on a farm near a small town and I seldom missed church on Sundays. I must have been absent the day I was supposed to receive Christ, when I took communion for the first time, or I really didn’t know what that meant. When a change actually occurred in my life was after being verbally and physically abused to the point of suicide. A minister suggested a meeting where I said, “I make the decision to turn my life and my will over to the care of God. Some kind of weight was lifted from my shoulders and I knew I wanted to live. Romans 8:31 – What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Then some time after that I watched Billy Graham on television and as I listened to him speak, a peace was about me. That was the night Jesus brought me to my knees weeping, but able to confess my sins. I asked the Lord to live in my heart. John 3:5 – Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.” Being born again is the beginning. Now to submit my stubborn heart to God’s control daily makes it easier to obey Him. The Holy Spirit lives in my heart and I look forward to heaven. I was baptized on May 15th, 2011, professing my faith and as a slave to righteousness. Mark 16:16 – Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. I love to glorify God and now I pray most of all the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19. At this time in my life at Bible Study, God is teaching me humility – not thinking less of myself, but thinking of myself less. James 2:17 – So you see faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Praise the Lord O my soul!