My Testimony

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI was born in Kansas City, Missouri in the year of 1988. Since I was a young girl, I have always heard about Christ and always wanted to be saved. I remember some time after my father passed when I was eight years old, I would pray to God every night that He would save me and that I would move to New York. As a young girl, I dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts. I was teased about the way I looked and was called all kinds of names. While going through this, I would ask God why he put me on this earth, “to be teased?” I could not understand why it seemed that no one liked me. I hated that many of my peers and some of my family members would tease me because of the way I looked. I thought there was something wrong with me and wanted to die. I also wanted someone to love me. Soon, I was twelve and I moved to New York. It was around Christmas Eve when I became a Christian.






In my teen years, in high school, I was still dealing with low self-esteem and depression. I hardly had any friends and I was always to myself. Feeling unworthy and ugly, I could not look at myself in the mirror or go outside. I wanted to commit suicide and just stop all the teasing and all the feelings of unworthiness. One night, I heard of  Always Sisters Conference in TN, and at this conference, I was reminded of who I was in Christ. I was reminded of who God was to me, I was His daughter and He was my ABBA (FATHER). After this conference, I told God that I wanted to get serious about Him, to follow Him, for Him to mold and transform me into a Godly woman. In my third year in high school, is when I started a prayer journal, praying for family, friends and the world. Doing this, my love for praying, grew. I loved that I could pray, talk to God and be with HIM. As a young person, I struggled with sexual purity, boys not liking me, past hurts and my image. So, I prayed daily that the Lord would deliver me, that I would have a forgiving heart, to be pure, to know and be secure in who I was in HIM. I would pray to God that He would put older women in my life to help me in my Christian walk and before I knew it, I had several Godly women reaching out to me. I am so thankful for the ladies God has put in my life, because I was then and still today, learning so much and growing.




Now, I am in college, majoring in social work. I want to be a school social worker. I have a heart for children and I pray that the Lord will use me to reach out to children. I am a young woman that wants to follow God and trust in His ways. My second year in college, I started to write in journals to God. As I write this, I am in my fourth journal. Through these journals, I have poured out my heart to God. I love that I can look back in my journals and see what I have written. To see what God, was doing in my life. In my journey with God, He has blessed me with mentors, prayer partners and with college friends. God has shown me many things about myself, been patient and loving with me. I am learning to be thankful for what is seen and unseen. I am becoming more and more amazed about God. I know that I still have struggles, but I am amazed at who He is, His grace and mercy He has shown me. As a young woman, I want to use every day to bring glory, honor, and blessings to HIS HOLY NAME. I am learning to trust in HIM and to walk in HIS WAYS and to ABANDON my ways. In the fall of 2011, is when I am supposed to graduate from college, I can’t see the road ahead but I do know, I want God to always be the center of my life.


My hope in sharing my testimony with you is to encourage you to let God in your life. I used to be very depressed and lonely and felt like no one cared about me. I believed in a lie, but now I see that I am valued by God. When I felt broken, he healed me of my pain. I know who I am in Him. I am His child, loved by Him and cared for by Him. I know my purpose on this earth and that is to worship Him with my life. I hope that my testimony will show that God is a healer, listens to the heartbroken, and cares for you. When there is no one else, there is always God. He never changes, he loves and heals. The Creator of this universe is amazing and my words can’t explain how mighty He is. I just encourage you to let Him in your life and enter a relationship with the Almighty God. When you do that you will see for yourself that He is amazing.



Comments

Sharina said…
Your blog is an absolute inspiration, and so is your testimony. I look forward to following and reading your journal :)
Wow, I'm so encouraged by your testimony & am sure The LORD will grant you all the blessings as you follow & Worship Him in Spirit in Truth....
Kimberly said…
I just kind of stumbled upon your blog and just read your testimony. It is very powerful! I too have been keeping prayer journals for years. I started journaling when I was 13 years old, and switched to "prayer journaling" sometime after college. I consider my journals to be my prayer closet. I have probably well over 100 volumes...I've lost count, it's been 26 years since I began! It's like therapy. I encourage you to keep it up. There are things God spoke to me when I was in college and your age that I have either seen Him bring to pass over the years, or He is still bringing them to pass. Those journals inspire me to not give up. Blessings to you on your journey! And you are beautiful! I can't imagine anyone teasing you for how you look!
Power Up Love said…
Would you allow me to re-post your testimony at PowerUpLove.com?

PowerUpLove.com Real people sharing real stories of faith, hope, and encouragement.

May God bless...
Asia said…
Thanks everyone for the comments...Yes Power Up Love, you can post my testimony on your site.
Carla Sue said…
I too, just stumbled across your blog. I hope you don't mind me following you. I love reading all the insight I can by strong men and women of faith. :) God Bless!
Power Up Love said…
Asia, Your testimony has been re-posted at PowerUpLove.com. Would you please take a moment to sign the guest book at the bottom of the page.

If provide me with a UPS ship to address and I'll send you 1000 Free PowerUpLove cards to give to others.

Thank you and may God bless...
Carolann said…
I came across your blog on Blogger which I am there. Not sure where I can take you to my save at blogger. From here.

To follow you.
I am saved. After my frist son was born. I know what you mean about the peers at school. Story of my life back then. I really would love to keep in cntact with you Sister in the Lord.

I am Carol Ann over at face book.
Then I am over at Blogger.

I love to pray for tothers as well. Add me over at face book. Then I can join the prayer group you have joined.

God Bless riches in him for 2011

Carolann
Asia said…
Thanks Carol for following me and reading my blog and will read your blog too.
Hannah Rose said…
Carol, what a gem of a blog you have here! So glad to stumble upon it. Thank you for sharing your testimony! I also keep prayer journals to document my love story with the Lord. It is amazing to look back and see how faithful He is and how He moves in my heart and life! My testimony is also one of healing and redemption. I would like to share it with you. You can find it on my blog. I am going to follow your blog now. Blessings, Hannah Rose

roseandherlily.blogspot.com
songbird said…
I came upon your blog while researching Gladys Aylward.

I was so impressed with your testimony and how you express yourself. Eventhough I am in my 60's I was ministered to by what you write on your blog.

Consider writing a book.

God bless you.

Alicia
Chels said…
WOW! I love your testimony. It's so encouraging :) Thank you...
God is so amazing!!
banky said…
HI Asia

You are born of greatness and indeed have greatness in you.
Just like your name implies, largeness awaits you.
Your reach will span beyond your expectation.
Desire fuelled with prayer brings results of glory.
As you live your life in the spirit and depend upon him to lead you there shall be mind blowing results through your hands.
Greatness awaits you my sister.

Keep believing.
Melanie Ski said…
You are a beautiful young lady and it has been a great joy to look through your blog and your heart for Christ!! Keep praying girl and you will do great things through Him!
Melanie
www.melanieski.blogspot.com
Danielle Wylie said…
I am so thankful to know there are many Christians out there who truly love the Lord,you blog is an inspiration to many followers,to keep there love for him,and as you say,our ABBA.
thank you so much for shearing your testimony with us.I am also a follower because I myself am a photographer,and I absolutely love your photography!!!
again,thank you so much for shearing with us such a moving testimony,

Within the lenz
shelby rogers said…
Wow! I am so thankful that I could read this! You have opened my mind to all of God's wonders! I am already a christian but now I am a better one!!

Thanks,
Shelby

www.shelovelife.blogspot.com

P.S.
I'll be putting your button on my blog!
Very powerful testimony - and very inspiring, too.
Alexi George said…
Asia,
Great testimony and blog. Keep up the good work. May the Lord guide you in all you do.

Great to know your name is Asia. My wife and I are working in India. We have been here for 15 years now.

Blessings,
Alexi

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