Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hi, I'm Judee and I was a backslider!


Hi, I'm Judee and I was a backslider! How many of us are ready to admit that? Last night, our anniversary was a success! I thanked God that I was part of it all. Had I not decided, I would still be in Cebu right now, still in bondage with the shackles of shame & regret, feeling depressed and miserable. How many backsliders out there are being touched by God again? I stayed away from God for 10 years because I felt very condemned, but I wasted 10 years of my life for that! The enemy have celebrated long enough. I have decided to follow Jesus, that's what matters. It's not about me, it's about God. I want to thank my RIVER LifeSpring Center family & friends because they were able to grasp the real vision of God. When I shared my story, they didn't judge me nor condemned me. They made it sound like it was nothing, what was important was I came back to God. How many backsliders right now are hesitating to take a step forward and follow God again? Don't hesitate! Think of this, a mother who lost her daughter, still kept her daughter's room. The child's bed is still there, her favorite books and toys are still there, it was still ready in case the child is returned to her. Just like the story of the prodigal son, the father was waiting for his son to come back. How both rejoiced when they did come back! You know what? Your own room is still being maintained! You still have a place to go back and stay! The enemy has abducted you for a long time! Go back, God is waiting. You have a special place in your Father's house!

"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?" (John 14:1-2)

How many backsliders right now are being touched by God? I know I did! I know someone else who did! Don't be condemned, be convicted! Don't be ashamed, be right with God again! Don't you know? Heavens will rejoice when you are in one again with God. Just take a little step forward. :)

(Luke 15:11-32)