I've Been Changed !
I give honor to God, Bishop, God's Most Precious Jewel and everyone who’s reading this. First and foremost, I would like to say that I'm so glad and so grateful for God ordering my steps here to Chambers. God has placed me here to be under this divine teaching and leadership. If it had not been for God and my bishop on my side, I have no idea where I'd be today. When I first stepped foot in Chambers, I knew nothing about God. I was born and raised in Church but my mother forced me to go and I learned nothing. At the time, I didn't even believe in God at all. Here in Chambers, one of the many things I’ve learned is just because your body is in the church, doesn't mean that your mind is there. So yes, I was physically there but my mind was somewhere else. It was wandering. Wandering and wondering when service is going to end so I can hurry up and get out of those church clothes. Wondering what time we were going to leave so I can go see what’s going on in the world.
So there I was, a young girl with a mother trying so hard to raise me RIGHT and train her child in the way she should go, but yet still I wanted to surround myself around all the WRONG people. My mother wanted me to grow up in the lord. I guess she wanted me to be all “churchy” and become “fruitful” but instead I chose to lean to my OWN understanding and decided to go the other route. I chose to grow up in the world. I became a rotten tree baring bad fruits. I left the house and I backslid. I started drinking and became an alcoholic. Waking up drinking and going to bed drinking. I was smoking weed, cigarettes, popping Ecstasy pills and Mollies. I was bisexual, fornicating, shacking and having kids out of wedlock. I was a lost black girl until God found me. Back then I was worried about what time we were getting out of the church so I could be of the world, but all along I didn’t know that God was the time keeper. God was saving me from the world.
Another one of the many things I’ve learned in Chambers is that God is like a GPS. Though I may have taken a different route than the one he had laid out for me, he got me back on course. I learned through this process, God will allow you to experience things just so He can get you to where you need to be and get you to become the person He created you to be. That’s how AMAZING God is. God knows how to get your attention and I’m forever grateful that he got mine to get me where I am now. He ordered my steps to Chambers because he knew where I needed to be and who I needed to be under to get me right. God has blessed me to be here under this divine teaching and leadership. He blessed me with the best bishop and best intercessor. He is my spiritual father and my angel in the form of a man. If it wasn’t for God using my Bishop, I wouldn’t be here today or who I am today. Since I've been here in Chambers, MY WHOLE LIFE HAS CHANGED TREMENDOUSLY. Today, I won’t take anything for my journey now.
I should’ve been dead a long time ago but my God is a deliverer. When Jesus died on the cross he died for all of my sins too. By my faith, by the grace of God and my bishop's teachings, I’ve been born again. I’m no longer a rotten tree but now I am planting good seeds and baring good fruit. I’m striving to become even more fruitful. I may look the same, have the same face and live in the same building but I’ve changed tremendously. Look at me now! I went from Nani to Walking Deacon Nina. I am a Usher for the Lord. I once was lost but now I’m found! I once was blind but now I see! Now I can see all that God has done and is still doing in my life.
When I look back over my life and I start thinking things over, I can truly say that it was nobody but God and my bishop who has brought me through. He blessed me over and over again with his grace and mercy. Kept me in his favor. It was only by my faith in God and my bishop teachings, God took the desire for alcohol away. On the 26th of July, it would be 5 years free from alcohol. Who would’ve thought that I would be sober today?
Not only am I alcohol free but I am abstaining for all drug use. I am also preserving myself as I now know my body is a temple. God has brought me from a place to a much better place. I am now living my best life in Jesus and I’m glad about it. Thank you God and thank you bishop for being the vessel God used to get me to the place I am in now. No longer a lost black girl but a Walking Deacon striving to be all that I can be in Jesus name. I am praying daily for an overflow and I know by staying here in Chambers, where I recieved all my evidence, the blessings will flow! The devil is busy and powerful but he has no power over the God I serve. So I am not going nowhere! I am staying right here in Chambers because IT WORKS FOR ME!
May God add a blessing to the reading of these words !