Tuesday, February 21, 2017

An Identity Lost Then Found


TESTIMONY TUESDAY!

“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”

~ Luke 8:39

Presenting with excitement, I introduce to you Testimony Tuesdays!!! A testimony by definition is: a formal written or spoken statement, a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. The Bible commands us in numerous places to bring praise, glory, and honor to our God by proclaiming, declaring, and telling about His marvelous works to others. That is the purpose and heart behind this installment for my Tuesday posts. Each Tuesday (more or less), a testimony will be shared here involving the recounting of salvation, redemption, overcoming, and/or healing just to name a few; A story that brings glory to our God and in which we might be encouraged, spurred on, and challenged with at the same time.The stories that will be shared will either be of my own personal experiences, excerpts from books, testimonies I find via youtube or other media sources, as well as YOURS! I would love to know and give you the opportunity to share here with us a testimony of your own, of whatever fashion that involves the Lord doing a transforming work in your life. Just email me your testimony and I will see what I can do about posting it on a future Tuesday! You may choose to have your name be known or anonymous. I look forward to hearing from you!


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Recently I have discovered this ministry called Anchored North. They are the ones responsible for creating the video shared below. The people of Anchored North have a genuine love for Jesus and making him known and they have chosen the world wide web as their mission field. They publish videos of people sharing conversion testimonies and they desire that these videos are used as tools for evangelism and sharing the gospel. You can find all their videos at their website along with other helpful resources. You can also check them out on Youtube HERE where you can find a great video of them sharing in their own words, an explanation of what they are all about! 


Please watch the amazing testimony below of a life changed by Jesus; an identity lost then found. Most people at some point go through a period of struggling to find their identity. Not excluding myself, I have previously shared my struggle with identity HERE. But today I want to share with you the story of Becket. I think you will be encouraged. Enjoy!


*Becket spent over 25 years pursuing the desires we all desperately want as human beings: relationships, love, intimacy, support, and affirmation. Undeniably, these desires had a unique grip on his heart that was incomparable to any other desire. They carried with them emotions that vastly impacted his will, intentions, and actions and became a unique part of his identity.The problem with this is that he was not created to have an identity rooted in sexual orientation or human relationships. No one is. We were created to have an identity rooted in God. If that's off, all of our desires are off and we find ourselves chasing things that we were never supposed to pursue. Homosexual relationships are one of those things. It stands contrary to God's moral will for mankind. But we don't have to stand as enemies of God. Through Jesus Christ, there is hope for new life. There is hope for salvation. 
 Regardless of what you have done in your life, redemption is provided to you through Jesus Christ. Just like Becket, even if you have found your identity in worthless things, God died for you. He can make you a new creation and save you from a terrible fate if you call out to Him. If you are broken over your sin, call out to God in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that He will redeem you. For more information about receiving Christ's redemption in your life, visit https://anchorednorth.org/get-right-with-god/






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