Testimony Tuesday with Andrea Monceaux Weaver

Meet Andrea Monceaux Weaver. Andrea found herself lost in the world trying to find something or someone to fill the void inside of her, but instead year after year she only grew more empty. Then she met Jesus Christ and finally she received the love she had been searching for all her life.

To tell you my story,I have to start at the beginning so….

Once upon a time when I was  a little girl I dreamed of a finding a “fairy tale” love.  A  love so  pure and undefiled that no one  could take it away or use it against me.

I loved hearing how the prince would ride up on his white horse and rescue the beautiful princess and take her away from all the evil of the world. I longed for a prince to tear down the walls I had built to protect my mind, body, and tragically even my heart. I believed in my heart that  if only I could find that prince or better yet, he could find me then all would be right in my world. I felt that no prince would ever really want me. Not if he knew the real me and things I had done. It made me cringe at the thought of anyone finding out the secrets buried in my heart. Even if my prince did come why would he choose to stay with a girl with a shattered life and heart broken beyond repair. I didn’t feel like I had anything to offer and even if I did it would never be enough to please a prince. My greatest fear was that he would see how unworthy I was and walk away leaving me alone with my broken pieces. Deep inside I couldn’t shake the feeling that there had to be more to life than the emptiness I felt inside.

That’s when I  heard about HIM, a  Prince in a far-away Kingdom who thought that I was to die for. I found the love letters he had written to me and they pierced my heart. I started to question my beliefs about who I was and started to realize that if this great prince could love me in spite of all my mess and accept me faults and all,then maybe,just maybe I could too. His words brought life to all the dead parts of my soul, and the broken pieces of my heart began to heal. The chaotic thoughts in my mind began to be replaced with the truth.

The world began to take on a new meaning. It became a little brighter. Life suddenly tasted a little sweeter. I began to hope,to believe that this good life,this abundant life could be possible even for me. No, ESPECIALLY for me.

I will never forget the day I met Him. I cried out to the Lord and He rescued me.  He slayed all my dragons and radically set me free. He took me by the hand, and I knew with every fiber of my being that this real life Prince of Peace had loved me my whole life and that nothing I could do would ever separate me from His amazing, everlasting love. Never would I have to face this world alone because He would never leave me.

I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God. I was lost in the world, but Jesus stepped on the scene and saved me from myself and I went from a wreck to redeemed, from a captive to sin to being free and loved and more than enough..Now,I understand who I truly am.  I am a princess of the God Most High, dearly beloved by my Father in Heaven. What he did for me, he will do for you as well if you will surrender your life to Him. And I promise that the love of Christ is greater than even the most beautiful “happily ever after”.

For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth , nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

 

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