Coffee Barista Wednesday


Welcome to “Barista Wednesday” This morning instead of us having a light topic chat I would like for us to get a little deep. The question that I am presenting to you today is for a good reason. Your friends, family and even a stranger may ask you “why are you a Christian? So, what is your response when you are asked, “why Christianity?”

To answer that question, we need to define what Christian means. The meaning of the word “Christian” means “Christ-Like.”

If we say that we are a Christian, we should never have a problem answering the question no matter who ask us. (1 Peter 3:15   But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asked you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.)

Question: Of all the different religions that are out here why did you chose Christianity?

 My answer:

For me, I grew up in church pretty much all my life as a little girl. When I became older in my twenties I slacked away from church. I guess you can say I back-slide. I wanted to do me.

For me what I read in the bible had way too many rules and regulations. And I just could not do it. To make this short, me living my own life was a complete horrifying mess. I got into trouble with men, I had a baby out of wedlock. I did date a drug dealer. I went to the night club every weekend. I slept with men for money. I did things that will make your stomach vomit.

My mother she kept talking  to me about going back to church, she wanted me to turn my life over to God. But I was not hearing it nor was I wanting to. My mother is a very strong woman and I thank God for her. She never gave up on me. She prayed for me constantly. 

Then one day I had a nervous break-down at work, believe me when I tell you I had no idea what a nervous breakdown was. I stood in the middle of the floor at work, and I urinated on myself in front of my coworkers. I was a zombie I had no idea who I was. I was sent to the hospital where I was diagnosed as depressed. I had to take a leave of absence from work until I was better.

During my depression I tried to commit suicide twice. That was the darkest life I ever experienced. Finally, I said to the Lord, okay Lord here I am! If you can do anything with me, I am yours.

When I was living my life the way I wanted to me was serving Satan. Serving the devil is no joke, he likes to lure you and me. He presents things as if they are gold when in fact they are filled with black holes, when I was serving Satan, he was killing me off and I never saw it. Satan never came to my aid he just kept injection poisoning into me.

So why do I say I am a Christian? I am proud to say that I am a Christian. For the Lord God, took a person like me a complete broken sinner who deserved to die. Instead, He cleaned me up. Gave me a new name and new life. No one else could have done what Jesus done for me. He has changed my life so much that I will serve Him and tell everyone about Him until the day I die and see Him in Heaven.

Now I use my life story helping others showing them that you do not have to live your life serving the devil. Never be ashamed of sharing why you are a Christian.

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Just Jodie says:

    He picked me and I’m so grateful. He’s never let me go!

  2. desirayl says:

    Praise God. He is worthy of all our praise.

  3. Lisa M. Boyd says:

    I don’t often use the term Christian today. I did, but I found everyone was a Christian. It was so loosely used. I say I am believer is Jesus Christ. He died for me that if I believe, and come to Him with a repentant heart I can have the free gift of eternal
    life. I am made brand new, and then in turn I can choose to be Christ like in my day to day. It is a daily reprieve, I must start my day with Him. Turning my will, and my life over to Him. I human, often I have to do this several times a day. I am a believer because He gave me a new breath of life. He died for me, and for all of us. John 3:16 it is a choice daily wether I will surrender ALL, or hold back and try to run the show. God wants ALL of me. How beautiful my day goes when I let go, and let Him. All to Jesus, give me Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and light. Amen!

  4. desirayl says:

    Amen. Lisa it does seem like so many people use the name Christian loosely. That is why when people tell me that they are a Christian I ask them to tell me why.

    Most times when they do they do not know about the life of Christ. That is when I witness to them about Salvation.

    By the time I explain God plan of Salvation they are ready to accept Christ into their hearts.

    My husband asked me one time why do I question people like that? I tell him because I want people to know the truth.

    We can not just jump on a band wagon and say we are something that we do not understand.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your testimony is so encouraging. What a Saviour we love and serve… may He lift you up to many blessings and much usefulness… 💛😘

  6. Good question Desirayl, thanks for asking. Seeds were planted in my childhood as well. I was in the Children’s home with Godly Houseparents. The Mosses loved me and showed me God’s love. Fast-forward a few years, I too walked according to my own lusts when called to decide what to do with Jesus. Reminded of the love in my past and contrasted to my selfish life, full of despair and no contentment I chose Life over Death. Now God has been faithful, but me not so much but He loved me through it all. He has showed me He is the way, the truth and in Him is Life eternal, abundant and free. I am a Christ-follower because only He sustains me. He has given me a love for His word and faith that is proved to be reality more and more, day by day. So I Press On! Christianity is a relationship with the only true and living God and the only way of life for me!

  7. desirayl says:

    Thank you so much sis. My prayer has always been that we all continue to share our stories.

    People need to hear how good and loving is our Lord.

    ❤❤

  8. desirayl says:

    I do appreciate you sharing your story. When we stray away from God He keeps pursuing us.

    It is a blessing to hear you say that you love Jesus and how you will continue to serve Him.

    May God’s blessings always be upon you and your family. 🙏

  9. I am right about you. You are genuine and honest. Those qualities do not come easy. It breaks my heart to hear how you have suffered. You are so humble. Just what the Lord can use. My story is too long because I have been around so long. Ha Ha — not funny!
    My Mom remarried a Catholic when I was 9 and we became Catholics awhile later. She had been a Baptist Sunday School Teacher and knew Jesus but did not live like she did. I got married at 17 to an alcoholic for 10 years. He was dangerous to live with. My mom went to a Charismatic Catholic meeting and was slain in the Spirit and got up a brand new creation. All I knew was that I wanted what she had. Things were so bad at home I prayed on my knees for Jesus to show me what to do. And He did. I left my husband and moved in with my mom in another city because I was afraid of him. But eventually I met my 2nd husband and we got saved and I really thought I died and went to heaven because I had never been loved. I knew Jesus did it and all I wanted was more of Him . Gary, my husband died of a sudden heart attack in 2002. So many things have gone wrong since then. Satan loves to attack widows I have learned. But Jesus is my Husband now and I would not change a thing He has done for me. I could really not be happier unless I see that white horse in the sky. Sorry I wrote so much. I just think you are really special!

  10. desirayl says:

    My sister I thank you for sharing your story. Your life started at a very young age. You experienced some hard life troubles too.

    God brought you through it all for a purpose. He turned you completely around.

    Only Jesus could take our ashes and turn them into something beautiful.

    May you always share your story with the world. Its the things we go through that gives hope to others.

    Blessings to you my dear. ❤💞🙏 Jesus loves you. I know God is filling that void of the lost of your husband Gary.

    Enjoy your day today and thanks again for sharing.

  11. I was so blessed by these wonderful testimonies, yours included! I agree that you are so honest and humble. From the moment you showed up on my blog, you came as a sister and a friend. You have no idea how many times I have thanked God for you! Continue the work He has called you too!Wonderful Jesus!

  12. Thank you .Yes, He never takes anything away without giving something better. My life is so much better now. Jesus loves you too and don’ t let Satan lie to you. The Lord needs broken people and that is good for us. I see only good in you. You have to see it too!

  13. desirayl says:

    I do appreciate the kind words you said. I am thankful for the friendship that we have. I have always believed that God can bring people together no matter where they are located. No seas, or mountains can stop what God is wanting to accomplish.
    It is never easy putting yourself out there, but one thing is for sure. God always gets the glory. No matter how nervous I might feel. Have a bless Friday my sister.
    🎈💖🙏🎵

  14. Hubby says:

    Awesome Boo Boo!
    Love, Hubby

  15. desirayl says:

    Thank you baby..💖💖😊

  16. Mamalava says:

    You have an awesome testimony- thank you so much for sharing it. God is so good!

  17. desirayl says:

    Thank you Mamalava, God has been better to me than I have been to myself. We all have such great testimonies of the Mercies of God. When I am out and about, and people tell me how bad their life is I tell them one of my testimonies. So that they can see that God is no respecter of person what He does for me he will do for you.
    No other God can do what my Lord Jesus can do. Again, thank you for taking the time to read it. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family safe.

  18. Hannah says:

    Amen! I just also wanted to say I love your blog name. It’s so creative😊

  19. desirayl says:

    Thank you so much Hannah. The Lord gave me this name ten years ago. 🙏

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