I've never been very open about my faith, till this divorce. Honestly, I hated church. I thought it was boring and didn't understand anything. I just went to say I went. My ex was an elder and helped in the children's ministry. I got roped into that. I love children, but at that time I did not feel called to help in the children's ministry. I always thought, how can I teach kids about the bible, when I don't read the bible? I only knew a few stories, and the rest was learning from watching Veggie Tales with my kids.
My coworker invited me to her church for her daughter's baby dedication. I loved it. I understood the whole sermon. I turned to this church for help knowing my marriage was on the verge of divorce (this was almost two years ago), this was our first breaking point of our marriage.
I forced my ex to go on a retreat. He loved it. When he came back, I'll never forget the look in his face. He was saved. I remember thinking, I wish I could feel what he feels, but nonetheless I was ecstatic he felt grace.
Months past, I thought our marriage was great. I was growing in faith. We officially changed churches and Beltway Church is amazing. Then the storm hit. I turned to God first before friends and family. I prayed. I remember one night, time flew by so fast, I prayed till early morning. I went to church as often as I could. Things were different. I felt grace. I felt God. I listened to him. So many times I wanted to yell and be rude, but God held my tongue.
While I was making the prayer board, I face-timed my sister to let her know my decision to get baptized. Connor over heard me, and that night when I opened our daily devotional, it was the story about Jesus getting baptized. Connor made the decision to accept Jesus into his heart too, so we got baptized together. It was an amazing day! The Chief of Police in the town I lived in, told me that Jesus was baptized when he was 30. I just turned 30 so I thought that was so neat.
I am constantly reminded that God is strong and he will fight for me. I just need to give it all to him. It's easier said than done, so I made these Prayer Cards to remind me. I plan on making more, but made a few to start. I plan to use these as bookmarks, or just to put around the house.
Feel free to print and use. Give them to friend, your sister, brother, coworker, etc! Or make your own! If you do, feel free to share! I'll post them in the yearbook section of my blog.
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!