Hi, my name is Daniel. I am From Johannesburg in South Africa and I would like to share a testimony of the Faithfulness and Love of GOD.
Firstly I would like to take the time to Thank GOD for this website and for the blessings that it brings to people.
My Testimony is about my life and how I can see the hand of GOD who has been guiding me and life around me, it is only now when I look back on my life do I realise just how much GOD has done for me and my family and I would like to share this story with the world.
I have grown up in a Christian household all my life, my parents brought me up in the church and I have always been accustom to the church life and the Bible. As the years passed and I got older, especially around the time when I went to University I started to drift away from GOD, I started to focus on time with friends and pursuing a cricketing career and I put these above GOD and seeking his will. Looking back now I can see what a detrimental affect this had on me as I can see how my life was impacted by this.
During these days when I was living in a dark world, I would still attend Church but I had stopped praying and reading the Bible and remember the times when I was in Church I would feel the love of GOD in such a strong way, Whilst we would worship I often felt the presence of GOD on me and I realise now that GOD had never stopped loving me, he has never turned his back on me. Even in those dark days when my focus was not on GOD, GODs focus WAS on me and this realisation today makes me filled with JOY as I can see GODS love in my life. However every time I stepped out of the church in those days I would just return to worldly ways and not give it another thought, I was too stubborn to change my ways.
It was not a case of I chose not to turn to GOD, I believe that because I grew up in the church, I always had a sense of “I knew all that there was to know” and that because I was in church my relationship with GOD was all “good”. I never thought that I had to work on my relationship with GOD and I could do whatever I wanted outside the church and GOD would always be there waiting for me.
My relationship with GOD started to turnaround when I met my Wife, When we met we were both people of this world, My wife is a British citizen who had lived her whole life in England, She grew up in a Non believing family but went to a Church of England school, which was her only source of GOD in her life. When she was 21 she decided to leave the UK and follow her passion for wild life and decided to come to SA to pursue her dream. She had been in South Africa for 2 years already when I met her.
After we had started dating we soon began to talk about our future and what we think that might be like, I then brought up the fact that I would like for us to attend Church and be a part of the Church family that I was so accustomed to when I was growing up so I would like to provide this for my kids too as they grow up. So I invited her to join me and we attended my congregation in Little Falls, South Africa.
It was an amazing night because from the first moment we walked in we could feel the presence of GOD, it was a night that would change our lives forever. As the church started singing, I could feel the presence of the Holy Sprit come over me and I had a vision of Myself and my wife with 2 children standing and Praising GOD. Once the service ended we were still sitting in our seats and everyone around us started making their way out, we turned to each other and we realised that we had an encounter with GOD. the both of us were sat holding each others hands and crying because we had realised how wrong our lives had been up to this point. We decided that from that moment on we were to dedicate our lives to GOD and seek him first above all things.
6 Months of dating and we got engaged (when you know, you just know) we went through the churches marriage counselling course for 1 year and were married on the 5 August 2012. We have been married for 4 years this year and GOD has sent us one of the 2 children that were in my vision on that night and we are patiently waiting for the next one to arrive.
Today, my wife is part of a Church at her workplace where she has become an influential pillar of GOD in her working community, We as a family Read the Bible every night and we dedicate time to Pray each night too.
The purpose of this testimony is to proclaim the Glory of GOD, even when you think you are lost, Have faith because GOD has a plan and his thoughts are far above our thoughts.
ALL THE GLORY AND HONOUR TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR