A Testimony Is A Personal Story Of God

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A testimony is a personal story of what God has done in one’s life, the story of one’s conversion. Many people have dramatic testimonies of God rescuing them from death and destruction. Others have stories a little less dramatic; nevertheless they are life-changing. We truly leave the kingdom of darkness for the kingdom of light. C. S. Lewis puts it this way: “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”1 My testimony is of the less dramatic variety. Still, God wooed me and waited for me. He used my upbringing to bring me to a place of surrender to his Lordship in my life. I trust it will encourage others to tell their stories of God’s faithfulness. I grew up in a Catholic family and believed the teachings of the Catholic Church insofar as they agreed with my reading of the Bible. As a teenager, Jesus became real to me at summer camp; I was introduced to the Charismatic movement. While at college God began calling me to Christian leadership, culminating in my engagement to Kevin. I grew up in a Catholic home. From my earliest memories, I believed in God and knew He existed. Every week we faithfully attended our local parish. There was no Sunday School so we sat with our parents during mass. I remember my youngest sister, Jennifer, playing with my Dad’s keys…

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