Dear Strong Girls,
I am so glad I found your blog! I don’t often write about my faith and what it means to me. I always stop short because I did not go to school in theology. I always thought you needed to have a degree in Bible to be knowledgeable enough to talk to others about God. In the scheme of things, I do not know anything about the Bible. I cannot recite the Bible. I don’t know as many of the passages as I should. But I realized it does not matter because I know God, and He loves me!
Your blog gave me the courage to write and tell everyone that following Jesus is the only way to live happily. Before I was Born Again, I stumbled through life. I knew of God but did not know anything about God. I never went to church and was ashamed of what I had become. One day I woke up and prayed to God to help me. I asked for forgiveness of my sins and asked Jesus in my heart. Life got better. After about a month, I noticed how I had changed. I even quit smoking. I woke up one day and did not even think about having a cigarette! I am a different person, and I love me! I also went back to college and am studying to be a nurse.
Walking with God is a life-changing experience. Once baptized in the Holy Spirit, you will have the time of your life and want to stay close to King Jesus. Knowing you are not alone and have the Holy Spirit in your heart, you learn how far your faith can take you. I can promise it makes life worth living.
I hesitated in writing in. However, I believe the Holy Spirit gave me the courage to share my story in hopes I can help someone else find Jesus.
Thank you, Strong Girls, for making me feel strong!
Cathy from Chicago
P.S. I love Me!