A tremendous TESTimony to the FACT that OUR Lord is STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF SAVING, by OUR Brother in Arms and the Lord, Abel Hernandez, SAINTS!!! Give Glory to the Creator and Reconciler of ALL things By and Through Jesus Christ OUR Lord and Savior Once Again SAINTS…PREACH!!! ☝️🙏🏽🙌🏽💪🏿🕇💪🏽🔥🔥🔥 #THANK #YOU #AND #MAY #GOD #RICHLY #BLESS #YOU #FOR #YOUR #FAITHFULNESS #HERE #MY #BROTHER #IN #CHRIST
My Testimony (Thank You Lashon Bush)
I grew up in a world that was filled with religious art, customs, but void of the love and relationship of Jesus. Growing up in a broken home never seemed out of the ordinary because it’s what I was used to. A life full of abuse and neglect never led me to anything I would consider good.
As I moved through life, I never felt that I needed God. I had no major concept of a father and creator who desires to be in relationship with us. I eventually gave in to drugs, alcohol, and everything else you would expect from a life of junk. My grades were bad and I ended up graduating from a continuation high school. So my out was the Army. I joined and was shipped off to bootcamp.
Little did anyone know, I was high or recently high as I left for a new chapter in my life. My military career was exceptional at first and I started to grow in many areas. However, God was still not present and center of my life. After I got out of the service, I met my wife but nothing had ever really changed. There was no heart of flesh in me yet. I was living in the world and enjoying it. However, anxiety later creeped in.
Depression set foot in my life as well. I was alone in my battles and alone in my struggles. I tried praying but nothing worked. I guess I was not truly surrendering. I just wanted relief of my pain. In a dark moment when no one was looking and before going to the ER for alcohol withdrawals, I surrendered to our God and asked for answers. In that hospital that night, I got the answers and the change in me started to happen. I started to desire to commune with God and ultimately was born again. My life has not been easy at all. I still struggle daily but I do know this. God is with me. I have hope. His saints are around me and they have helped me through life. I now look back at my life and see the footsteps of our Creator in every aspect of my life. Both in the times of pain and joy.
May we all know that because Jesus lived, we too shall live. May we never be ashamed of the Gospel and may we always be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ. That Jesus walked this earth, died for our sins, and conquered death so that we may be saved. Glory to God always. Blessings to you all.
However, God was still not present and center of my life.”