This is the first time I am writing a blog on my birthday!

I want to write a tribute to God on this special day to thank Him for all that He has done in my life.

I got saved in my polytechnic schooldays. Back then, I was young, bubbly, easy-going, fun-loving but actually the inward part of me, I was very lost and lonely. (I guess I was like most teenage girls, struggling with love, identity and self-image) It was through my cousin and her church friends that I got to know Jesus, and received Christ. Life became more meaningful and purposeful, and I got involved in various ministries in church, eg. worship singing, missions, even helping in weddings etc. However, due to some internal disputes in my first church, I started to look out for other worship sanctuaries where the presence of God is fresh. Thank God I did not loose my Faith when there is so much discouragements and decided to trust God in my challenges. Things were indeed very tough in my young adults’ life, where pressure from work, peers and family were very strong… I never really felt peace, I never felt strong, all I experienced were troubles. And I was totally restless and almost lost myself!
However, I still thank God for maturing me through the ups and downs. I grew as a person and became more compassionate. I started to more broken before God, not because of the turmoils I went through, but because of His Mercy.
Lastly, I want to thank God for being with me through my darkest moments. The moments I felt I merely made it through. It was during these times, I grew in my intimacy with the Lord.

In Psalms 139 verse 9-10 “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast”

~God Bless.

Sincerely,
Ashley