26 Feb Testimony by J.C.
God has been so good to me. After my divorce back in 2018, I went through a patch in my life where I was alone, angry, and depressed. Always quick to anger, I chose to be alone thinking: “better not to have expectations in life or people”. I was on debt review, struggling to pay all the bills, and having to get used to the idea of being a single mother of 3. I had to sell my house as part of the divorce agreement.
End of 2019 Pastor Norman preached about people that trust in their own power over God, and said that if we decide to trust God fully we will never be disappointed. I cried my eyes out whilst he prayed. I told God He must take over; I cannot do it on my own.
After church that Sunday I went house hunting, knowing what I can afford according to my calculations. But I had this credit rating score hanging over my head. I was willing to settle for anything which means the first house will do even if it was not my type of house. The agent took me to view a second house and this one took my breath away. It was exactly what I had dreamt about my whole life.
However, this house was double the price of the first house. I thought: “let me trust in God. This house will not be mine if it depends on me, but let me hear what God says.” I was convinced that if God wants me to have this house He would also make sure I can afford it.
God said yes!
I still do not know how He did it. It is as if my money just grew. My desire to please God expanded and I started to trust God completely! I decided to consistently give a tenth of my income to God. Yes trust me; it was not easy to hand over control completely. I realized that I had been paying some bills before giving my tithe. Then I started to pay over my tenth before I pay any accounts.
I can testify that I am able to pay all installments on the house and could even place my kids in a private school. I have more than enough, 2020 has been a great year! What’s more, I have never felt so loved in my life. When I think of Jesus I feel my heart bursting with love and gratitude towards Him.
Our God is amazing. He is our one true love. Come 2021! I cannot wait to see how He will bless and spoil me this year!