My life was a mess. I had been involved in multiple physically and mentally abusive relationships. I tried going to other churches, but I felt ashamed of being there and uncomfortable, so I never went back. I finally got out of those relationships and moved to Locust Grove. I met my husband three years ago and he told me about the churches he had attended in the past. A good friend of ours told us about Relevant. Before Relevant I still lived in the past, always scared of the “what ifs” and always asking why I was made to be scared and vulnerable. Relevant opened my eyes to what life with Christ was supposed to be. I was shown what the love of Christ felt like and what it meant to be a part of something bigger than my mind could wonder. With that strength and knowledge, I accepted Christ into my life and I have never been happier. I’m not afraid anymore. I know I have a purpose in this life. I now serve in preschool and with Pulse students. I love teaching the babies all about Christ and hearing them teach me as well. Helping with Pulse is an honor to help the kids become closer to Christ. Relevant Church is just not my church home…Relevant Church is my family. The best is yet to come and I love being a part of it.
PRAYER FOCUS/ACTION STEP
Ask yourself, “What if God isn’t mad at me for my past? What if he loves me and has a better future for me?” Then take the risk to surrender your past to him and receive his forgiveness. Now thank him.