Tuesday, 18 August 2009

How I came to know Jesus., testimony.

I became a believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and saviour 7 years ago. I was baptised around a year later.

I am not from a Christian family. My mum and dad are not Christians and I was raised with no specific beliefs. I was a typical teenager and got into trouble like most do! I went to university and enjoyed many of the aspects of that lifestyle. There are things I am just not proud of doing at all but I am too embarrassed to share here. Things that seem acceptable when you don't believe in Jesus. But when I gave my life to Him, I felt so ashamed of my past.

When I met Colin, everything changed. After a few months of going out together, Colin became ill. He became very anxious and depressed. I began to wonder if he was like this all the time as we had only been together for a short while. It was clear he was very ill and he had to take quite some time off work. Something told me to stick with him and see it through.

It was around this time that Colin gave his life to Jesus. He was baptised not long after this. I ashamedly didn't go to his Baptism. I was quite scared of it all. I accepted what he believed in but was not interested for myself.

Colin and the younger people of our Church had been praying for me during this time. I was feeling increasingly discontented with myself and Colin had given me The Word for Today devotional to read. I had also been to a few Church services with Colin and some very good friends of his. I was really amazed by the friendliness of everyone there. I felt love and acceptance like never before. People were unconditionally friendly and it was just the most beautiful atmosphere. This intrigued me and felt quite strange as well.

With hindsight God had been softening my heart towards him and breaking me into pieces. I was thinking of my life and what was wrong. I was now in love with Colin and we were talking about a future together. So I read the back of the Word for Today. This is a believers prayer of forgiveness. My heart broke as I done this and confessed all my past sin to God.

Colin and I married a while after that as a Christian couple in the Church we still attend. It is such a special place to me. I was such a shiny new Christian and took a while to get baptised. I still can't think why I delayed it. I just knew one day that hey I need to do that! I was so nervous and my mum and dad were there. I hate swimming and having my head under water but God gave me the courage to go ahead and be baptised in the pool that evening. I am so so thankful that he did. The joy I felt was immense and overpowering.

When I look at myself as a brand new baby Christian and now, I am amazed at the work God has done in my life and Colin's. I would be lost without God, I was! I have had so so many blessings in my life since coming to Jesus. I have had suffering and trials as well. God has been there to hold my hand every step of the way. He has blessed me with two beautiful children and called me to be a mother. The hardest job I have ever done! He has blessed me with a son who confessed his sin and accepted Jesus as his Lord and saviour just last week!

How can words even begin to describe my thankfulness to the God of heaven and earth. The creator of the world we live in.

If you want to know more about Jesus and how to live for him then please have a look at this. Discover God.


  1. You have me in tears, I hope you know that! This was just beautiful and what a wonderful testimony you have. Knowing that I can ask God for forgiveness as many times as I need to because he loves me and I accept him is amazing. Even as a Christian and accepting him into my life I still fall short and make mistakes. I can't tell you how many times i have had to had for forgiveness in the past several months for a poor attitude or whatnot. I know God is with me and he will get me through what I am going through and anything I will go through. I just need to be patient and know he is there with me. I love our God he is so amazing.

  2. Awesome testimony!!! When I look back, I see how God had put certain people in my path, and also certain events that would eventually lead me to Him!!! There's no escaping that tugging on your heart when the Lord is calling you!

  3. Collette,

    I think my favorite posts are the ones where people are sharing their personal testimonies because they are so life changing for each of us.

    I am so glad that you shared yours with all of us and I look so forward to being able to sharing our lives together in our heavenly home.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. Beautiful testimony. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  5. Collette, what a beautiful testimony. I was not raised in a Christian home either, so I totally understand where you're coming from. God is amazing and I never cease to feel thankful for the works He has done in me...I always say, if He can change me...He can change anyone! ;)

  6. Absolutely awesome Collette! Thank you so much for being so transparent and sharing your story with us today. We have such similar stories. Praising God today that he didn't give up on either of us!

  7. That's an awesome testimony. :) You've inspired me to blog about my own soon. XOXO

  8. What a precious testimony to our Lord's love! Isn't it awesome how He tenderly woos us and then so faithfully leads us?

  9. What a beautiful testimony.... thanks for being willing to share it with us! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Five Moms & A Blog19 August 2009 at 15:20

    That is a great Testimony. I love to hear stories of how Jesus works in all kinds of ways.

  11. Beautiful testimony Collette. I am so glad and thankful that God moved in your life that day.

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  13. What a wonderful testimony. I share a similar background as I was not raised in a Christian home either. Also, how wonderful about your son accepting Christ! I love it. It reminds me of how we overcome... by the blood of the Lamb, the WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY, and loving not our lives unto death. You, sister, are an overcomer. Love, Laurie

  14. I loved reading your testimony! Thank you so much for sharing it! And Praise God for your son excepting Christ! Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

  15. Collette, I've deleted my previous note, because it didn't make sense. I've got lots to share, but am not sure how at the moment.

    A wonderful inspiring testimony.


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