He Writes My Story – A Testimony

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He writes my story and so it begins…

My life is a book in which God daily writes the chapters according to His table of contents. Story after story point to his unending faithfulness. A spiritual journey…trailed to an island off the coast of Venezuela. Born to island parents and dedicated in a small church on the island of Trinidad. Church was my niche and comfort zone. I spent years nuzzled on my mother’s lap drifting into sweet slumber while the minister proclaimed the good news. My peers enlisted me as the vice president of the “pew warming” ministry branding me as the enigma of docile Christianity. Despite my apparent slumber and aversion to the pastor’s monotone voice, God’s word was being firmly rooted into the depths of my heart. One day my life catapulted into a series of events that would forever change my ambitions.

The message of salvation was presented to me a second time in a way I could never refuse. A church mouse since conception, I had never encountered God unlike the day of May 9, 2001. A still small voice was nudging and requesting to be let into my heart. The battle in my mind became apparent as I tried to rationalize what was happening inside of me. My spirit yearned for a satisfaction that no mode of tradition could fulfill. I needed a relationship that would suffice all that I desired. The promise of life more abundantly was the answer to this dilemma.

For the second time in my spiritual journey, I repented and reaffirmed my commitment to God and to His Kingdom’s work. I purposed to live worthy of the calling I had received in Christ. My desire to build a father-daughter relationship unlike any other motivated an unwavering obligation to God’s will and God’s word. I never truly experienced true communion and unconditional love until that momentous day. Dance became my passion and escape. This art seemed my most powerful expression of love and appreciation to my Heavenly Father. God graced me with a gift no one could steal. It was in Him; I lived, moved and hand my being (Acts 17:28).

On February 12th, 2004, my mother and I migrated thousands of miles across the ocean to adopt Georgia as my second home. My dream of attending college was in full grasp, but the question was ‘Where?’ I did not know. Modeled by a British Education, I applied to over twenty schools but none of these schools seemed hasty to accept ‘an alien resident’ or the differential to the average college-bound senior. I quickly became very depressed and annoyed spending days at a time in my room, questioning God and His purpose for moving. I then heard a still small voice whisper, “This is MY will”. These words were the harbinger for the beginning of another chapter.

He Writes My Story - MLK Quote on Human Progress On Good Friday morning of 2004, the Holy Spirit urged me to change my focus. Through His word, I was reminded that my steps were being ordered even in the arena of higher education. With a comfort and renewed tenacity, I amended my life’s goals and began the search for Christian colleges. When I retrieved the initial results of my Google search, I knew immediately that God was leading me to Atlanta Christian College now Point University. His desire was to position me in a place where I not only pursued a degree but also pursued purpose.

In the last ten years, God has directed my life on a path that can only be accomplished by His Spirit. I was challenged to live beyond myself and not within my natural abilities. This is where the Holy Spirit truly reigned in my life. I make no boast in myself for through Christ, I attained a Christian education, married a Godly man, ministered to many young women across the state of Georgia and from across the globe, served two wonderful churches and help plant another, taught at two Christian Schools, choreographed dance pieces for a cross section of dance groups and even started a blog. I can unequivocally affirm that yielding my life to Christ produces fruit. As God keeps writing, my vow is to continue obeying His precepts and living it out. It is not my will but His will be done.

One of the greatest examples of a life led by God’s Authorship is that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as is evidenced in his ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail’ written with much conviction to clergymen who remained apathetic to the injustices around them. He followed the words written by God about him while Dr. King’s words became cathartic in the fight for unity and equality. When you follow God’s lead, others cannot help but follow your lead which points them to the great work God is doing.

I do not know what scene comes next in this chapter of life, but I trust the Author who pens it knows how it will end. Until then…Just keep writing, Lord!

Just keep writing, Lord! 

My hope is that you let Him lead by living out the story that He has written for you.

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  • Kristen @A Mind Full Mom

    This was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your story and how God has impacted your life!

  • I love, love, love your testimony, Kimberly! Your post has inspired me to start journaling again. I would write entries on how God has inspired me to share my thoughts, even if it was for myself. It was more of a healing exercise for things I’ve allowed to control me. Writing about it helps me move on and pull away from the things that have kept me from having a closer relationship with Him.

  • Ruthanne

    God’s love for us is amazing, and it’s always great to see how He works in others’ lives. Thanks for the uplifting post.

  • Visiting from Blogging Elite 🙂 The past year I’ve been really been focused on letting God lead me where He wants/needs me to be at that time.

  • Just a beautiful testimony! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Leigh Powell Hines

    Your story is a great way. I applaud you, and I believe that we do have a spiritual power guiding out stories.

  • God is writing a beautiful story through beautiful you! I love your testimony. Especially your surrender to His loving guidance. It is my daily prayer to allow myself to simply be used. Realizing it’s not about me. Blessings and hugs!

  • It’s such a peaceful feeling to finally surrender a part of your like to God that you have been holding onto. Recognizing that He is in control and then giving Him that control is wonderful.

  • Thank you for sharing this story!

  • Kasi Perkins

    Amen! Thank you for sharing your testimony, it is beautiful, and I know it will bless all that hear it.

  • Amy Edmiston

    Thank you for sharing your story and leaving yourself as an open book for his glory! Yes Jesus! He is still writing my story and every time I feel like I’ve come far and can say I’m at a good place, He brings me further and adds another chapter.

  • Renee

    Beautiful. I was a pew warmer too. I was raised a Baptist PK. It wasn’t until the age of 21 though that I really began my relationship with Jesus. There is a difference in knowing about Him and knowing Him. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • Nadeen

    Very touching. I am moved by your faith and your strength. Beautiful dedication to the one above and I love the pic and quote of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jamie Yonash

    Great story…I love to hear how others come to Christ! Bless you!

  • Stephanie

    When I get overwhelmed with where life is taking me, I often times stop myself and quickly say to myself… HE IS IN CONTROL. He knows where I’m going and why. I have to have faith in his story.

  • very inspiring words. God is truly the author of our Book, we just have to let the chapters unfold. Thanks for sharing

  • Another great post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • So true and his story for us has so many levels.

  • I’m pretty sure God doesn’t show us the entire journey because it would be overwhelming or seem impossible. Sometimes one step is all we can handle! but it’s all we need!

  • clara mcmillan

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  • MJ

    What a wonderful testimony. First I know what it feels like to be a part of the churh mouse crew. One does not have to be the loudest, most outgoing person to be blessed by the word. God knows our hearts and how to move our soul! Amen.
    Second, your testimony about college is beautiful. Your book continues and thank you for sharing you journey.

  • Thanks for sharing. Often we forget to yield ourselves to God and allow Him to work though us.

  • Tara Joy

    Gods plan is most definitely the most wonderful! It may not be easy but it is with great purpose! Thanks for sharing your testimony!

  • Janeane Davis

    There is something wonderful about living a God centered life. The confidence and comfort it provides is a treasure beyond measure.

  • Christine St.Vil

    I was just having these very thoughts about the power of submitting to His will, and I love what you said, “yielding my life to Christ produces fruit”. This is so simple but so powerful and what I try to remind myself every day. This was a great reminder that He knows what’s best for us even if we can’t see it for ourselves in the moment.

  • You described beautifully how G-d works in your life and has given you guidance. Sharing our stories can help others searching for direction, and I feel that yours will do just that.

  • Wonderful post! God is most certainly writing our stories. <3

  • Carrington Fussell

    What an amazing testimony to God! I have a friend who attends Point University. This was such an encouragement to me today. Thank you for sharing!

  • Wow that is amazing!!

  • chall1018

    Beautifully written, as always. And an amazing testimony. I am always blessed by your posts. Thank you for sharing!

  • ashley

    What a wonderful story he has written & is still writing for you! I live just south of ATL.

  • Beautifully written and so happy that you speak through His intentions 🙂 I love reading your posts as always 🙂

  • Such a beautiful story! Thanks so much for sharing

  • This is such a wonderful and beautiful story. I love this amazing testimony, your post is seriously amazing.

  • oh I enjoyed reading that!

  • What a lovely lovely read. I did not grow up in the church, but I did give my life to Christ when I was 16 when I was invited to a friend’s youth group. I relate to this post in many ways because I’ve often had to wait for what God had in store for me. Thanks for sharing your testimony. 🙂

  • Nikki @ www.MBAsahm.com

    beautiful post! It’s so amazing all the little steps in life that help us to get to where we’re meant to be 🙂

  • Occasionally Crafty

    It’s so hard to listen to God when it’s something so completely new. Thanks for sharing!

  • Alsì Atelier

    hello, very interesting!

  • Michelle

    You are so inspiring!

  • Such a beautifully written post–I really needed this today. I’m a perpetual planner and hate leaving things “up to chance,” so I have a hard time remembering that God has my back, so to speak. 😡 I really need to just trust and believe more, and stop worrying about things that I can’t change. Thank you for this post! <3

  • Alli Smith

    What a beautiful testimony of the faithfulness of God! I grew up in church, but didn’t accept Jesus until I was 21. I’ve been in ministry with my husband for over 30 years now and I’m so glad that my steps are ordered of God.