Went to the gym twice in the past few days and it feels so good!!!! Taking care of your body is worth it, people! #cantbelieveimsayingthis #godischangingme #newcreation #gymtime #latergram #20FITeen ☺️😉
God created you for a purpose. You are a here because He decided that without you, His plan for this Earth could not be completed. So when the world takes a seat on your shoulder and whispers lies to cover what’s true, just remember YOU don’t need the world, God decided the world needs YOU!
The Lord told me to start blogging some of my journal entries & to open up about what He has been telling me & doing in my life! So, cheers to being obedient and sharing!
My name is Jessica Chambers & I’m crazy in love with Jesus.
Im so thankful that he never stopped pursuing me. Even at my lowest of lows he loved me & was seeking after my heart. Much like everyone else in this world I was trying to find my place. Trying to find my purpose. To find who I was & what would fill that empty hole in my heart. I longed for more. Again just like everyone else I looked for that wholeness in people, relationships, & things. I tried to find happiness with what the world was feeding me. Temporary happiness. Temporary things. When you get alone that feeling will still be with you, you will still fill empty inside. I was always missing something. I didn’t know what was missing in my life until I encountered a man named Jesus. I tried to fill that void in so many ways but it could never be filled.
That emptiness in my heart that just wouldn’t go away was filled the day I excepted Jesus Christ into my life totally & completely. I was truly a new creation in Him. I saw with new eyes. EVERYTHING CHANGED. Only in HIS presence can you find that wholeness, satisfaction, peace & purpose in your life. I wake up everyday with a smile on my face because I am now truly living- I know how loved & accepted I am by a God who never stopped pursuing & loving me. Even in the mess. Even trough mistakes.
He knows everything about you. Your past & present wrongs & he loves you completely the same. That’s an amazing love. My joy comes from him NOT from people or things. People will let you down. Things are here today gone tomorrow. Trust in a God that is never failing, never changing, the same today- tomorrow- & FOREVER more. Constant. Faithful. & He sticks closer to you than a brother. You will never be that same after you encounter one taste of His Presence. I no longer am I “happy” but I have joy! I’m not a happy person but I wake up a joyful person- the JOY of The Lord is my strength!
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. - Col 2:12
I got baptised! I couldn’t sleep the night before, waking up in weird intervals and ended up only sleeping a couple of hours. I’m not sure if it was due to anxiety or that there’s someone who wants to stop me from going ahead with being baptised!
At 4pm, everything was so hetic! I was running around plus checking and reply messages to try to get my cousins and family into church. And trying to talk and welcome all of them. 4.30pm, somehow things just worked out, and I’m so thankful to my lg and Jia jie for taking care of my friends so well!
I was so nervous when I went out, that I was just spouting a lot of nonsense off stage haha! (sorry to Jaslyn who was outside bearing the brunt of it). But when it came to my turn (I cheered for my own video HAHA) and I went down in the water while waiting for my video to be done, Pastor kept talking to me. He reminded me not to focus on like contacts floating away, or water going up nostrils etc, but the fact that this is a step of obedience. And that when I go down in the water later, the old Verlyn is buried there. And something powerful in the spiritual realm happens.
So i prayed a quick silent prayer. And I told God, this is obeying You, and I want the old Verlyn to be buried. And I stopped worrying about stuff, about what to say next, what my friends, family, my dad will think. I shared my heart out to my parents, telling them that I loved them and I want them to know about Jesus.
When I was dropped into the water, there was this moment of silence. And a feeling I can’t really explain, but I could feel something different. I came up, feeling much lighter. That breathlessness and something against my chest feeling I have been feeling since the previous night just left me. I felt like the old Verlyn like just dissolved in the water! I felt so good that i thought: wow! let’s do this again! oh wait. HAHA
I really feel like a new born today! Even when I read the Bible it feels just so different like I’m reading it for the first time!
me sharing my story. It was filmed in bukit batok park and the Media team really made it look so nice- but actually we were attacked by a few flying stuff and I was sweating like mad! haha!
was actually super nervous before this, but God really gave me the words to say
Yay! i’m dipped!
LOok! Olivia made me heart!! (okay maybe 90% by mummy and 10% olivia) haha
My cousins that came!
okay caught me unaware so I wasn’t really smiling. haha These are 2 of the people who have seen me through while I was doing all those stupid stuff!
hehe! Hi bestie! (why u reject me hugging u tho :( ) haha thank you so much for supporting me. I really feel your love, and support and encouragement even though you may not be the most expressive person. Love you so much!!
hahah starbility group. Thank you for supporting me all this while. I really appreciate each time you ask me if i need a listening ear, or if I wanted to study/exercise together. And when u both get so entertainingly excited about my baptism and important things in my life too
i was caught unaware in this picture too. Thank you my leader, my mentor, my brother and my friend. This journey has been precious with you around.
Thank you sis wanping! I know I can confidently move forward because you are there to teach, to guide me. Those many lessons I learnt from you, both formal and informal (during meals and in the car) are just so priceless.
my uni friends, thank you for coming. I hope and pray one day you will get to know Christ personally
so so pretty!!!
To all: thank you, I’m died, but my journey doesnt end here. I’m a new born- a new journey awaits, that you will so be a part of too! looking forward!
GOD is so great that at times i feel so ashamed of myself , how far behind i am and unworthy of his forgiveness. I cried because through it all , the letdown and sins i'v committed he still provide to me endlessly . I’m far from anything good but he still love me so much. But i know because of his sacrifice i am made righteousness.
Good old friend of mine, J.Mun, emailed me a bunch of pictures from sophomore year in high school. It made us laugh so hard from how much we’ve changed since then. Wow. Getting all reminiscent of those days but once again we’re reminded of how much we’ve both grown!! God is good!!!
I never really had the best example of how parents really should love each other most of my life. But that doesn’t mean that I’m going to carry that attitude on into my life. My parents divorced and grandparents too on one side. But that all stops with me.
Sexual immorality which has had a hold in the past for my family and myself stops before me. Bitterness and distance stops before me. Abuse in the family stops before me.
You can declare all generational curses stop before you in Jesus name! If you are a Christian you are a new creation, and the old is gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17