Ana Mae Joy Barcelona
CFC SFL Antipolo
Days before WSC, I was praying to God that He may grant me a new heart as big as His heart and as pure as Jesus’ heart since I cant contain the heaviness of my heart, the uneasiness and worries.
Last weekend, I had the closest encounter with Him. He was in front of me, the moment I closed my eyes. I know this may sound crazy and weird, but I know that it was Him. During the encounter with Him in closed eyes, He touched my heart and pray over me, “This heart of Yours will not be put into waste, use this to love.” I cried hard, really hard that my friends beside me couldnt understand what was going on. Then it hit me, I have a story to tell, God’s greatness in my life for these past years should not be kept in me, I need to share His love for me, and He is continously working in my life to be the woman He wants me to be.
One of the most touching moment I had last weekend was the “Prayer Session”, our brothers and sisters in the community lined up and prayed for us. I went to a very good sister in the community, and she said the things I need to hear, it was just like the Holy Spirit is with them and God spoke to us through them, in the prayer this sister said “Lord, may Joy see the goodness You see in Her when You called her in this very special mission of sharing the good news of living pure. Pray for her heart and her relationship.” Everything is God’s grace!
We have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, there’s no turning back. This faith journey wont be easy, there will be series of struggles that will strengthen us and purify our hearts even more, but we will continously pray for God’s grace and He will help us to stand firm in our decision to follow Jesus. We are poor in different aspect, poor in discipline, poor financially, poor spiritually, but God will fill everything. Praise God for this very wonderful weekend!
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