A Peek At My Testimony

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”   Isaiah 43:18-19

I recommitted my life to Jesus Christ when I was 23 years old.  I grew up in the church, and believed all I heard, but my faith was not strong enough to last through the teen years.  I made a couple of poor choices, and slowly I lost my way, forgot who I was and experienced a dark time in my life.  After 7 years, I made a good choice.  I prayed that Jesus would show me the way, remind me who I am, and shed some light on my life.  Since that moment, there has been no looking back.  There is now an abundance of His light in my life.  I don’t have all the answers, but I know the One who does, and it’s comforting to know He is guiding me, if only I let Him.

Another year has come and gone.  Maybe 2006 brought great things to your life, maybe it didn’t.  Maybe you experienced wonderful memories, maybe you didn’t.  Maybe you made great choices, maybe you didn’t.  Whatever your life is, whatever it was, whatever it will be, there is so much hope offered to you!  Our lives may change constantly, but one thing remains the same.  God loves you and He longs for you to forget the former things.  His hope for you is that you do not dwell in the past.  He wants to do a new thing, make a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.  Just ask – it’s yours.  This is how I asked – I prayed:  Jesus, thank you for loving me.  Thank you for dying for me.  Thank you for forgiving me.  Thank you for being my Saviour.  I want to know you.  Please show me the way.  Help me be the person you want me to be.  Guide me and direct me.  Amen.  May 2007 be full of new beginnings for you!

– Written for the January 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments.  www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs


  1. Thanks Anna. Yes. It is true each day as wwe age and live we are one day closer to be with Him in Heaven. I love mercy me “I can only imagine” song. It gives me chills to even just imagine what it would be like when I see my Lord face to face.


  2. Thank you so much, Rose, for your encouraging words and for taking a few moments to stop by and connect with me! Blessings on you as you journey closer and closer to Christ!


  3. BTW your Praise God for you. I grew up in a muslim family and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was in my college. He is the ONLY way, for all nations!!! Salvation is through HIM there is Absolutely no other way.


  4. Hi Anna, I dunno who directed me to your blog I guess “the Holy Spirit”. I was just surfing on the web and came accross to your beautiful blog. Thanks so much for sharing everything. I love all the mountians. I am from Calgary and have been to Banff countless times. I love the majesty and beauty and marvel at His creation. Indeed He is an awesome God.


  5. Hi, Anna. Diane Ikonen directed me over to your blog and I just wanted to take a moment and tell you I’m glad she did. 🙂
    So happy you made that ‘good’ choice back then.

    Thought it was neat, too, that Diane and I were recalling what a blessing the Beth Moore trip had been last year–and when I get over here to take a look around, I find your testimony verse is the very one her message was about.

    God bless you in all your writing, blogging, parenting and ministry adventures!


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