Two Sundays ago we shared this story from Denise Warner who was recently baptized. Denise came to RRCOC with her friend Glenda, and it was Glenda who got the opportunity to tell Denise the gospel story. Denise moved out of state just a few weeks ago, but wanted to share her testimony with the Round Rock church before she left. Here's what she wrote:
When Glenda, and I first began studying the bible together, I was very broken and living a life very distant from Jesus. My life was very broken. I was lost because my mother who was my best friend, my confidant, and my greatest teacher just had a stroke. The stroke left her almost completely paralyzed, and unable to speak, or even swallow. I was so devastated that I could no longer talk to her that I felt abandoned by God. Instead of going to Jesus for guidance, I was working with shamanism, tarot cards, and angels. Because my mother, and I were very soulfully connected, I was trying to connect with her on a psychic level. I was studying methods to increase my psychic abilities. While I was working with the spirit world for guidance, I honestly believed I was healing my life.
Then, God led me to Glenda to help me get back on track. She noticed I often walked in our neighborhood so she asked if I wanted to go for walks with her. As we talked during the walks we talked about our beliefs. Our conversations made me question my desire to increase my psychic abilities, and my study of the spirit world.
Finally, right before my mother died, as I was letting my mother go from this life, God led me to walk away from my study of the spirit world and to come home to Jesus. I know it was Jesus who lead me to a find a copy of Joyce Meyer’s book about healing through Jesus. Because I had never read the Bible, I had a lot of difficulty at first reading the book. I became curious about healing with Jesus, and I wanted to know Jesus. It was during a walk with Glenda that we decided that the best way to get to know him is to read his story in the gospels.
As I studied the gospels, I realized how Jesus needed to become my spiritual guide. As Jesus became my focus, I removed everything not related to him out of my life. The more Jesus became the center of my life, the more I felt his love, and it was his grace that healed the broken pieces in my heart back together.
Since I became a sister in Christ... to everyone at RRCOC, my life became so filled up with the love of Jesus that I felt like I was walking on the clouds in heaven with Jesus by my side. When I think of y’all I still feel that way, and this I why I know that it is possible to live love. And this I promise to you: that I will continue to live love in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and I will not forget any of you, and I will come back and visit and tell you all the wonderful ways God has led me to live love.
Blessed to be your sister,