Social Media and My Testimony

I’ve been active on social media for the past 9 years or so. I’ve written a blog for the past 5-6 years.  I’m a mature adult so I realize not everyone has the same view points about God, politics, sexual orientation and life in general than me. I am a Christian and I have no problem professing my faith especially when it comes to this blog. I’ve written many posts about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and how He can and will change lives. My testimony and how I met the Lord personally tells how  Jesus can and will meet you where you are.

For those of you not familiar with my testimony here’s the not so short version: My son Thomas had to stop taking one of the medications that was essentially the glue that was holding him together. When that drug was out of his system thomas became very aggressive particularly to me. As a result he was in and out of a psychiatric hospital in upstate NY. I became angry at God, what was the point of all this?  Why was God allowing this and why was I not privy to His great plan? My husband had never seen me like this; angry. One of my dear friends, Toni suggested I listen to a song, “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns

It was one of my favorite songs, one I had sang along to many times. At Toni’s suggestion I put the CD in while driving and really listened to the lyrics. I was stopped at a red light with tears streaming down my face. I had a distinct vision on Jesus standing by my side catching every tear that fell. It was then that I knew it was ok that I didn’t know God’s plan. That His ways are higher than ours. I felt at peace for the first time in weeks. I didn’t feel as though everything would’ve alright I just felt as though God had this and I no longer felt the need to be angry. I knew I had a personal encounter with The Lord and He had indeed met me where I was.

Due to that encounter with The Lord I know He is real, He is the living God and I have no fear of my future, it is in His hands. Only recently have I completely surrendered my life to The Lord. It felt so freeing and so, so right. I know He will never lead me astray. If it is good and right it is from The Lord. He will never leave me or forsake me. His promises are real.

I enjoy writing this blog and sharing it on social media. I know there are plenty of people who have little to no interest in reading the gospel. That Jesus lived a sinless life, died like a criminal on a cross and rose again. The gospel is so powerful it drastically changes people’s lives. It is simply amazing.

Because of my relationship with Christ and the life I now lead due to my belief in the gospel,  I have less tolerance for jokes that are an offense to God. I won’t go into examples because someone else might  think what I find offensive to be no big deal. I’ve unfriended people in social media due to my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My true friends know me and respect my faith and encourage prayer whether it be in person or via social media.

My hope is that someone who is not a believer or one who is not saved will have their life changed radically by the gospel of Jesus Christ. I adore my family of believers and I hope for that family to grow larger.

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