About Angela: My Testimony

I have the most loving and handsome husband, and I love the Lord with all my heart! Some of you may be thinking… what do the two have to do with each other? {Keep reading… and you’ll find out!}

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Here’s my story:

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First off I want to talk about my family. My father is a handsome man who is the strongest Christian I know. I am a daughter to the most beautiful woman on the inside and out. I am the oldest, and I have a beautiful sister who is 17 and an adorable brother who is 13. My faith starts here, with my family. I was fortunate enough to be born into a family who knows the importance of loving the Lord.

However, I didn’t always appreciate this value. In high school, my life was revolved around sports and friends. Life was all about me, and what I could do. In high school, I was a Varsity Competition Cheerleader, Varsity Football Cheerleader, and a Varsity Soccer player all four years of high school. I was also the Yearbook Designer my Junior and Senior year. I graduated High School in 2008, with the goal of going to college and becoming a personal trainer.

I have a passion for Fitness and Health, but for the longest time I was interested in it for the wrong reasons. I was interested in how to make MYSELF look better, not for anyone else’s benefits. That has definitely changed. I still have my passion for Fitness and Health, but with a whole different outlook on it.

Around graduation a wise lady told me that,

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Of course, at the time of hearing this I didn’t realize how true that statement would hold.

My first year of college changed my life forever. I started seeking after different material things that could make me happy. Nothing was satisfying. I was looking for a love that I had never truly known, a love that not even my parents could give me… but I didn’t know where to even begin to find it. One day, my friend invited me to go to a local Christian youth group. I felt very uncomfortable about going. However, something led me to take that step and attend.

I feel like the Lord targets certain things to happen at specific times in a person’s life. This church service was a special moment planned to open my heart and allow the Lord to start to do work inside of me that I have never even imagined possible. The topic of the Pastor’s sermon for that night was Jesus’ love and his sacrifice. A clip from “The Passions” was played. I felt like I experienced my own Matthew 20:29-34 miracle. I had been searching for the hope and the love that I could not see or feel… then Jesus touched me and opened my eyes like never before.

I only had one serious boyfriend through my high school years. However, I did have many non-serious boyfriends – “flings”. In all those silly puppy love relationships, I knew there was something missing. There was yet another form of love that I had not experienced, a love that my parents and my friends could not give to me.

I decided to search God’s word for answers about the element missing from all my relationships. I ran across 1 Corinthians 13 and those words burned so deeply into my heart; I knew that this was the answer I had been searching for.

January 7

This was a Monday, and I had my first day of Biology Lab. During class (I was VERY bored), I wrote down a list of all of the qualifications that I had for my future husband. The list was about 20 bullets long, and all based off of 1 Corinthians 13. My very first qualification was that this man had to be “God Fearing”. I decided from that day forward that I would not settle, and that I would seek the Lord about all relationships. I prayed that night for the Lord’s guidance.

January 8

I had my first day of Psychology class. Notice the date — this was the day after I wrote down all of my qualifications for my future husband. I walked in to class right on time and only found a seat in the very front. Then I saw him. He was sitting on the far right side of the class, second seat from the front. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him. However, we didn’t speak that day in class.

After class that day I went to my mom’s office (she worked at my college at the time), and told her I found my soul mate. I found the man I was going to marry, and I didn’t even know his name!

I eventually found out his name is Kevin.

See, there are two very beautiful things that came from that epic day in the history of my life that I will never forget:

1. Kevin was the man who met every single qualification that I wrote down to the fullest extent. There was no settling, he was it.
2. The Lord answered my prayer in the most perfect timing. [It just so happens it was the very next day!]

I had been seeking the Lord without knowing truly if he was listening or not. That day, He showed me that not only does He listen to prayers… He answers.

Love

I remembered my decision to not settle, even though I knew he was the one. We were friends for a little over 4 months before he asked me to be his girlfriend. On that day, (May 14, 2009), I accepted. ☺

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February 12, 2012 – Kevin asked me to be his wife. 

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July 27, 2012 – Kevin and I were joined in marriage. 

I would absolutely not be where I am today without the love of Christ and the impact that He has in my life. Ever since 2009, I have been striving each and every day to live more like Him. I decided, back in 2009, to dedicate my whole life to serving the Lord. Although there are times that I wish my plans were His plans — I have learned that allowing Jesus to guide, guard, and direct my life is ultimately better than any plans I could try to make on my own.

Thank you for reading — I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more about me, my husband, and the work that my Savior, Jesus Christ, has done in my life!

XOXO

 

 

2 comments

  1. Clarice King says:

    I was about to say how lucky you are, but then I realized with God, there is no luck, only love. I hope that one day (maybe soon? haha), I’ll also be blessed by Him with a wonderful relationship as He has blessed you. :)

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