Honestly, I no longer wanted to live.
I was done with life.
Then I had an encounter with the Living God.
While driving down the road and looking for the right tree to run my car into, I cried out to God. I remember clearly telling Him I could no longer take it anymore. It was at that point I felt the Lord speak to me. That moment began a movement from surrender, to brokenness and finally an understanding of my Identity in Christ.
A friend who was walking with me through this process gave me a Scripture to reflect on. It has now become my life verse:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
That verse has changed my life in so many ways.
I found that, as I recognize who I am in Christ, He began to change me in profound ways. Where I once hated being around people, ignored friends and hid away from life, I have now become more fully engaged in all aspects of life.
Which is how I became a Compassion blogger.
I was already sponsoring a child through Compassion. The more I checked out the organization and what it does, the more excited I became. I started blogging a few years back and while checking out the Compassion website, I came across the Compassion blogger program. Any chance to see more kids sponsored appealed to me so I signed up and have been promoting Compassion online whenever I can.
Your contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.
Your support provides: food and clean water, medical care, educational opportunities and important life-skills training. Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.