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\”I no longer take drugs, no longer go clubbing, nor do I have an alcohol addiction. I am now faithful to my wife. It\’s all thanks to the Lord of my life Jesus Christ\”
Hi, my name is Ashley, and all my life I always felt an empty void inside of me. I always wondered what the purpose was to my life. Nothing could ever fulfil me. At the age of 14 I was smoking, not long after that I was smoking cannabis, and at the age of 17 I went on to harder drugs such as ecstasy, amphetamines, and cocaine which eventually turned into a drug addiction. I thought I had gotten over my drug addiction because I started going down town drinking, clubbing, and sleeping around with random women, but I started taking drugs again. One day I met this beautiful lady that became my wife, and I thought that having a wife and children would change me from partying and drugs and that I would settle down, but it did not work because I was still addicted to my old life.
After being married just a little while I started going back to my old ways and started going clubbing again, taking drugs, and being unfaithful to my wife, and not being a very good father to my children. Nothing I could do could fill the emptiness inside of me, I had tried everything, until one day someone told me about Jesus Christ and that He died on the cross for my sins to give me everlasting life in heaven. The same person told me when you give your life to Jesus He will completely fill that void and emptiness that is inside your heart. On the 10th of June 2012 I gave my life to Jesus, said sorry to Jesus for my sins, and accepted him as my Lord and Saviour.
I can say that my life has never been the same since I\’ve now completely turned away from that old life and dedicated my life to Jesus Christ. I no longer take drugs, no longer go clubbing, nor do I have an alcohol addiction. I am now faithful to my wife. It\’s all thanks to the Lord of my life Jesus Christ.
\”God was telling me not to worry about the future because He is in control!\”
My life experience maybe considered ‘ordinary’ in comparison to a transformed gang member or a redeemed drug abuser / alcoholic. But in my eyes, looking back there has been a powerful change in my life since I finally surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I grew up in a Christian family so understood the values and morals or Christianity but a genuine relationship with God was lacking, so the truth was I knew about Heaven and Hell and because of the wrong in my life (wrong that we have all done) I would have been on my way to Hell.
Even through my religious behaviour, God still directed my path and has been in complete control of my life. One particular example springs to mind when I was choosing which University to go to. Born and raised in West London gave me the ‘London Mentality’ which meant I did not want to live anywhere else so my first few choices of Universities were in London with Derby as a last choice. Circumstances worked out that I didn’t get into any of the London choices and it was only Derby left. I REALLY did not want to go to Derby so I began to pray (with limited knowledge) for help. A Christian book given to me by my mum sitting on the desk fell on the floor and opened to a chapter with the title Don’t Worry. God was telling me not to worry about the future because He is in control!
I came to Derby and towards the end of my studying years I was invited to a Gospel concert which began my journey with The Potters House Derby. I gave my life fully for the first time to Jesus Christ because it was then that I understood what He did for us all. The wages of every wrong we do in this life is death and He paid the price for me! Looking at my life now, I am truly blessed to have my sins forgiven and be on my way to Heaven . I want God to use my life to tell other people about the truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ in these last days.
\”To all those women who feel empty, you don\’t need a man to complete you. Only God can fill that missing part in your life\”
I grew up knowing about Jesus as I went to Sunday school. I thought to get to heaven all I had to do was be a good person and cause no one any harm. So I went about my life having fun clubbing and drinking. I have three kids and I tried to be the best mother I could to them, but I still found myself going out every weekend and inviting relationship after relationship into their lives, in order to fill the void in my life but with no hope. It soon came to a point where I couldn\’t go on living like this so I decided: New Year, new start, new home.
I prayed for a new home. Four months later a house came up, however, I did not want to live in that area, nevertheless I went to view the house, in my head thinking I\’m not going to say yes anyway. But blown away by the house and the fact that there was a church nearby I opted for the house. I moved in on a Friday. That Sunday I woke up earlier than usual and I felt God telling me to go to church so I did.
The pastor’s sermon touched me as he was preaching on my current situation. That sermon was directed at me. I did not give my life to Christ that morning as I felt I was not worthy. I left church that day feeling deflated. The next day I was invited out for a coffee the next day by a church sister. She spoke and she told me that I should cast my burdens onto him and that he will take me as I am. So I did that Wednesday service and that void was finally filled. Now me and my children are all saved and sanctified. To all those women who feel empty, you don\’t need a man to complete you. Only God can fill that missing part in your life.
When I was at conference I heard a powerful sermon from pastor Ajala called \’family affairs\’ and I thought I had to blog about it!
As Christians we are all for winning souls for Christ weather it\’s going on impact teams to different cities or going on an international impact teams around the world, yes it\’s all good and all great doing that but what about the people you live with? The people you care and love for? Your parents? Your sisters and brothers? Don\’t forget that they need to be saved to enter the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Ajalas sermon really convicted me as I\’ve always wanted my mother and step-dad to get saved but when I usually come home from church my mum will ask how was church? I would just say \’it was fine\’ then go to my bedroom but that could of been my opportunity to tell her about the gospel instead of just heading straight to my bedroom. That sermon really opened my eyes to sharing the gospel with your family and trying to get them saved, are you gonna tell your parents about Jesus? Your family members ?
\’Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned\’