My Eternal Story….
I was foreknown by God before I was intricately formed in my mother’s womb. I was predestined way back, before I even had the chance to do right or wrong, to be conformed to the image of Christ. I was called via the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my faith came by hearing the word of God. When I placed my trust in Jesus as my only means of salvation, I was justifed through the free gift of grace alone and was put in right relationship once again with the Father. Now while on this temporary home called earth, I’ve been made a new creation, redeemed and restored and am being transformed from one degree of glory to another until finally, I will be presented spotless and glorified at the final resurrection!
(See Romans 8:29 – 30)
My Earthly Story…
Rejected at birth, my childhood years were traumatic and I lived in an atmosphere of aggression, neglect, fear, abuse, alcoholism, violence, loneliness and despair.
I came out of my childhood with absolutely nothing. I had no clue about love because I had never been shown love. When your needs aren’t met, you stop needing so I stopped needing at a young age. I became super independent and went off into young adulthood with a great big dose of self-hatred, a lack of self-esteem & self-worth, which I covered up with travelling, partying, drink, drugs and promiscuity.
In my late twenties I finally settled and married but by this time was manifesting the fruit of my childhood in a variety of negative ways.
By my mid 30’s I was bedridden ill with M.E (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), which lasted four and a half years in all. In that time, my husband and I got divorced and I ended up alone, in a cottage with a cat and a diseased body. It was scary and I thought my life was over. God had other plans though!…Salvation plans!!!
I had previously said there was no such thing as Jesus. Alone in bed however, having finally come to the end of myself, I ran into the arms of my Saviour as God un-blinded my eyes, unstopped my ears and called to me through the Good News of His Son. I responded to that call and it led to me to starting a journey of becoming conformed into the image of His Son.
I have been truly reborn…a new creation and am His ongoing workmanship. I have been healed both physically and to a great degree, mentally, emotionally and of course spiritually. Although God’s work is never done in us, I have been utterly re-wired in all ways and I’ve let go of my old life entirely, it’s ways, it’s habits, it’s standards.
After a season of nearly 5 years serving as a Church caretaker and leading a discipleship group of 20’s & 30’s, I’ve been called to my hardest ministry yet, that of wife and of step-mum to five. It is now November 2016 and I haven’t posted anything for the last 3 years, until, this evening. My time has been taken up learning the ropes of my new life and it has not come easy at all. Three of my five step-children live with us, three boys and with absolutely no mothering experience of my own to bring to the table, it has (and continues to be), the steepest learning curve of my life!
Thanks be to Father God, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit for guiding me through every moment of every day!
Thanks for taking the time to read my ‘About the Author‘
Much Love & Many Blessings
xx Sharon xx