Lydia had found herself distant from God and far away from his word when she stumbled across Hosanna Revival. With her new Bible in her hands, she began to dive into scripture in a life-changing way, erasing the lies she had believed for so long and replacing them with what Jesus says about her. Read more to hear how Lydia became confident and new through time in the word.
Before I found Hosanna Revival, I was in a state of feeling unloved and was growing distant from God. I knew I needed to declare His word over my life and have a reminder of His love for me. I came across a Christian Youtuber who had a Hosanna Revival Bible, and as soon as I saw it--I knew I had to get one. I wanted to get a Bible that served as a constant reminder of God’s love and the beauty he creates. In Song of Solomon the Bible tells us, “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.” In such a dark time in my life, I needed to see this daily reminder that no matter what, I am constantly loved by God. He is always there, and His promises will never be broken.
I've read the entire Bible, cover-to-cover, 4 times since I bought it. Before this, I had NEVER read the entire Bible like that! This journey showed me that throughout his word, from beginning to end, his people prosper when they put their trust in him. Throughout the Bible, God introduces us to people who constantly listen and obey despite all odds, and they are used by God for huge things. Over and over the Bible shows us that when you pick up your cross and follow him, He will continue to bless you as you walk with him. I want that kind of life. I want to be used by him.
For a time in my life I had become distant from God, from feeling his presence and hearing him speak to me. This was partially because I wasn't seeking him in his word; I wasn’t running towards him. I had started believing lies about my life and who I was, where my worth and my value came from. But, after spending endless hours reading, studying, and speaking the scriptures out loud, declaring the word to myself--God changed me. People who knew me before were genuinely surprised and wanted to know what had changed in me, why I was suddenly so confident and happy. I told them how God and his word radically changed my life. I was bursting at the seams--I couldn’t help but tell them of the news that healed me and made me new.
I can't even fully describe the impact the Bible has had on my life. All I know is I wish other people could experience this same kind of crazy life change that comes when you dive deep into his word. Now, I go about my life knowing that his love compels me to tell others about who he is and what he has done. I want everyone to know that God can heal you, change you, and restore you. His mercies for you are new every morning, and when you run towards him, people around you will see how real He is.
I once was a starved person, but then he came and filled me with His daily bread, quenched my thirst with the waters of life, and I will never be the same.
“His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:2-23
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