The Journey

Twelve years ago today, I became a Christian.

Looking back, the ironic thing about my conversation being on Independence Day, was that I never knew what true freedom was.

There was a large tapestry (of the scripture above) within the Church, in the United Kingdom.

When I was on my “journey” of discovering who God was, I would look at in wonder.

Not because the words spoke to me at the time, but because I was transfixed in wonder that the quotation marks hadn’t been ended on the tapestry, and I wondered who I needed to speak to in order to rectify that!

The Minister was very graceful as I told him about the mistake I’d found.

How much easier is it to focus on other people’s mistakes or misfortunes, than our own?

I remember that this Scripture kept playing out in my mind. At the time, I thought it was the quotation marks that were the issue, but I had memorised those words and it went deep into my soul.

Matthew 7:7 taught me to “ask” God, that if He was real, then He needed to show up in my life because I couldn’t go on anymore and I didn’t have the strength to take another step.

Matthew 7:7 taught me to “seek” God, because that is when I received His truths instead of carrying around the lies and deceit of what this world brings to us.

And lastly, Matthew 7:7 taught me, that by knocking on that door – I realised that God had been waiting my whole life, for that exact moment. That moment for Him to reveal His goodness, His mercy, and His perfect love.

I have had twelve years of freedom and not a single regret. Those years have been hard at times, I’m not going to lie, because being a Christian is tough. The world says Christian’s are crazy but when you bring your reality into line with God’s, that truth really does set you free.

Matthew 7:7 not only took me on the journey of discovering who God is, but who I am in Him and I am eternally grateful to the person who didn’t finish those quotation marks!

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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