How’s everyone doing? I pray you all have a great week. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to publish this unusual post here on my blog but just found the perfect time today. Some parts of this post aren’t conventional and so you might wanna think twice before continuing. 🙂
Here are some unusual proofs I’ve been Born again (I may add more as days goes by.)
1.) I am no more a one-person woman.
I just can’t be contented with loving just one person. And I don’t call myself a two-timer too, because I love more than two. I used to be loyal, you know, to one person but sadly, that one person is MYSELF. Yep, I was one selfish annoying gal who love no one but herself. But when I got born again, I learned how to love more people. I learned how to be selfless.
“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
— Galatians 5:14
2. I usually fall/stumble/fail.
Why, oh why? Here’s the thing when I got born again, I’m not afraid of trying anymore. I’m not afraid of walking and sometimes running. And when you’re running/walking, and trying, it is not unusual to fall, to stumble, or to fail. If you’re just sitting, there’s no reason for you to fall, if you’re not doing anything, there’s no way you can fail. But life like that isn’t living at all. I refuse to be a statue. I refuse to just sit and wait. Wherever I am right now is not my destination, there is one great place destined for me, and I won’t get there by staying where I am right now. I may fall, stumble and fail but i’ll keep going, besides there is someone with me, who lifts me up when I fail.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.
3. I became forgetful.
I learned how to let go of the past, and with that I learned how to forgive not only others but most importantly myself for the mistakes and regrets I have. I became hopeful for the best is yet to come.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
4. I am so hard-headed.
I became resilient. I refuse to give up no matter what happens. I’ve been thrown shits and more but I got up. I got beaten and trampled. I got broken but yet here I am, still standing and I know shits would be thrown again, I might get broken again, but I’m hardheaded enough not to give up. There is someone in me that refuses to back down or stay down.
Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
5. I am always thirsty and hungry.
This is the most unusual, I guess. But I have an explanation; I’m always hungry and thirsty not of physical, worldly water and foods, NO. I am always hungry and thirsty of God’s. I want more of Him. I can’t seem to get enough of him and his words. This is not a mere discontentment, this feels like wanting more and more of someone I love and I don’t want ever to be away from HIM. I want to be filled with his love and words ALWAYS. This is SPIRITUAL HUNGER/THIRST.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
6. I am always taking a Bath.
Okay, this is the most unusual, not the previous. Again I’m not talking about physical bath, but a spiritual one. I believe that even with the Holy Spirit within me, i’m still prone to make mistakes, or worse, sin. Dirts are everywhere and so I belive in continual cleansing not only of my body, but as well of my soul. Purification is needed. As a new believer, I was baptized both of water and spirit. Of water, maybe once is enough but I believe that once in a while I should’ve a spirit baptism. I feel the need to be cleansed ALWAYS.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
7. I became noisy.
Remember that time when Paul and Silas were jailed and then a miracle happened with jailer getting saved and all. And then the next morning they were told that they can go and in peace? Then Paul answered:
“They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly?
God just did a miracle and so Paul and Silas refuse to be quiet about it. I was often noisy when I get beaten, sometimes complaining, groaning. But most of the times, I’m noisy as to I don’t want to appear timid when I’m in trouble, I roar.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I know two of the fruits of the spirit are peace and gentleness, but I’m not saying I would hurt anybody, I’m just saying I wouldn’t stay quiet while I am getting hurt. I would pray, and shout unto God. I would rebuke the enemy and the works of the enemy. I refuse to be quiet.
And when I finally get through the problem, I’ll be even noisier, because that means, God had done something great. I refuse to keep silent when I have something to testify. I will praise God the only best way I can, NOISILY!!!
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song”.
Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!
8. I became hotter.
THIS!!! I’m easily bored. Depression hits me hard once in a while. My life is a constant battle between staying alive and wanting to die. With God, only with I’ve felt this fire that doesn’t want to be contained. It wants to be cast upon everything but it is not the fire that destroys, it’s something like the urge to do something. TO live. To do something good. To stay stay alive and moving. Motivated and inspired. I’m on fire!!! To live and to do His Will.
But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
So there you have it guys. Like I said earlier, the list may change. My Spiritual Journey is should be going forward and so change is not unusual at all. This list serves as my unusual testimony, and though this might make some frown, I’m not sorry. 🙂 🙂 THis was fun but made me cry as I really meant every word I said here. I’m not perfect and I know not everything but as of now, these things are what I know and understand.
God bless you all.