Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Testimony of Ones Self

I thought it would be wise to have my first post be about my own testimony, due to the fact that the main occurrence on here will be others that were made 'In His Image'  testionies. Those who have encouraged me and hopefully can you as well when you read them.

 My name is Sarah McCarthy, I am a high school graduate and I have always had a passion for photography, but even more, especially, God. In the year of 2001, my 8th year of life, on November 12th I made a confession of my sins. I Fully believed God was God and asked him to forgive me of all my sins. I was then accepted into the kingdom of God. The problem after this was, to me, Christianity was a bunch of rules that I had to follow. I would always try to live FOR God, not as he would or even let him live through me. It wasn't until my 11th grade year that this changed. I started attending Twin Tiers Christian Academy. Our thyme for the year was passion and I started to gain a passion for the Lord. But that was it. I did nothing about it. I wanted to read my bible, i wanted to give up my idols, i wanted him to live through me, but I had so many strongholds, it was nearly impossible. I then read a book, This book was called 'Crazy Love". This book really really convicted me. You see, I am not at all a reader, but when i read a book, I get through it in about a week. This book took me 2 months to get through because it was so hard to grasp what it was saying. It talked about a Lukewarm Christian. I was that very thing. a lukewarm Christian. It talked about how God would rather have us not care bout him or be on fire for him, rather then lukewarm. all we do when we are lukewarm is put shame to his name and act like we care.Fakers. In revelations it says that he will spit them out of his mouth. It then listed some things to which a lukewarm christian do...
     - A lukewarm christian compares them self to the world, so they think their a good Christian.
      -A lukewarm christian doesn't give to charities or church if it is going to hinder on something they
     -A lukewarm Christian goes to church every Sunday, because it is expected of them.
The one that really got me was
      -A lukewarm Christians here stories of Gods power or how he works or uses someone and thinks
           that cant be them, they are moved, but they go on with life normally.

I didn't want any of that anymore. I got on my face and cried out to God. I cried out Galatians 2:20 I wanted to be Crucified in Christ. I no longer wanted to live, but let him live through me so that the life I live in this body i live for Jesus Christ, the son who came and gave his life for me. That's what its all about. I look at my life and think, why don't I worship God like they did in the bible? why isn't he everything to me? Why aren't the fruits of the spirit evident in my life different from the fruits, ot of the spirit, are in the world. I am just like the world, I just happen to have a relationship with the savior of the World. Being saved isn't getting to heaven or to save us from the penalty of sin. Its a relationship with The Lord, The name above all names. Its a life change and we need to seek after him and let us continually change us. Thank God he unveiled my eyes. I pray this testimony was an encouragement to you and you pursue a better relationship with God. No one can be to "Godly".