I was born a sinner in need of a Savior. Thankfully, I was raised to believe in the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ. I gave my heart to Jesus at age 8. God has been a present and beautiful presence in my life. I did not breathe for 11 minutes when I was born, yet God breathed for me. Many times in my life God has supplied the breath I need to get through a situation. Sometimes, these situations are things that happen, such as car accidents, deaths, children in accidents, people who are cruel, or even things like tornadoes…not our fault. Other times I am faced with a situation that is my fault, due to my own weakness and sin. Yet, regardless of blame, God finds me and gives me the breath I need to jump another hurdle. He always convicts, directs, and shines a light in the right direction. Sometimes, I try to go every way but on the lighted path. He always brings me back to His path once more. He has worked many miracles in my life, and I truly seek obedience in honor of Him. I am far from perfect, yet He knows my heart.
Pray for our enemies:
Recently, someone posted publicly that I am a fake and my testimony is a fake. If they are saying my recent testimony that God protected us when our house imploded, well we are here. He did protect us, and we are proof that testimony is not fake. If they are saying my Christianity is fake, then I am sad for them. They do not know my heart nor how I live my life, but God does. It is sad to spend your energy judging the hearts and intentions of others, rather than focusing on where your own heart is in relationship to Christ. It is also sad to try and hurt others, and ministries, through slander. Matthew 5:44 states, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (ESV). I pray for this person who wrote these hateful comments. I also invite you to come hear me speak, or call me and I will share my testimony and my belief in the Power of Jesus Christ with you. I certainly think it is best to go to the person who you have a problem with directly. We are blessed that our salvation does not depend on the judgment of our fellow man.
I challenge anyone reading this post to pray for your enemies today. Jesus certainly prayed for those persecuting Him, and we should follow.
I’m praying for you.
For God’s Glory,
Kim Crawford Horton