This recent Holy Week/Easter had been pretty memorable for me. I attended my very first Victory Weekend.
I had known Christ since I was born. In a way, I do believe in him.
I married Jed who is a born again Christian. I strongly believe in order to make a marriage last, we need to believe the same thing. I also want to raise our children in the same way.
God is amazing. I am astounded that when I felt the need to get to know Him, He had it all planned out.
As I sought Him, every people I meet led me to a yearning to have a relationship with Him.
He truly knew what's in my heart, everything was falling into place.
If our time in Cebu was made memorable by our son being born there, Bangkok is where God awakened my faith. We immediately found the right church (Grace Bangkok Church). If I had hesitated meeting a mutual friend then I wouldn't have found our church here.
He really knew where to put us. I understand now that at this stage, we needed to be in a smaller church where we would be asked to attend church events. If it were a bigger church, we would not have participated as much.
Jed and I are both in a small group. Somehow all our schedules work. I'm telling you that it is only through God, I found fellow mothers with small children, too, and we meet for small group no matter how crazy it gets. It is not the norm in the Philippines to bring your child with you to small group. But here in Bangkok, I can.
It all happened so fast. I finished the One-2-One book. Right now, I have a chapter left for The Purple Book.
I still cannot believe Jed and I went through Victory Weekend together. I could not have it any other way.
Last Easter, we were both water baptized. It was my first.
|Photo grabbed and taken by one of our church mate|
I was teasing our church friends that being baptized together is our new "Till death do us part." Until we see Jesus together!
I cannot explain how God is revealing Himself to me. I am a work in progress. And I would still fail Him. Maybe even every day. But He still chose to die for me.
And now I choose to follow Him together with my husband and our son.
For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God—
not by works, so that no one can boast.
(Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)