My name is Khristine and I come from the Philippines.
I grew up believing the God who created the universe was an unreachable God. I saw Him as someone you were supposed to respect and serve. But not someone to love. That was very unfortunate because the God of creation has loved us and wants us all to respond that love!
When my family moved to New Zealand in 2007, I began to act out my wrong beliefs. I got into a wrong relationship. I became totally disobedient and rebellious to my parents, and totally disobedient to God. I was only concerned for my own feelings and the things that would make me happy. On the outside I was laughing, but on the inside, I was really miserable. In my selfishness I made others miserable too!
But God, being the good and loving Father that He is, never stopped reaching out to me. Through my conscience, He often reminded me of the wrong things that I was doing. Finally, I did something about it. With the help of a Christian friend and Counselor, I made the decision to turn from the wrong things I was doing, and turn to a loving God for forgiveness. God could forgive me because of what His son Jesus did when He died on the cross for my sin.
Not only has God forgiven all my sins, He has changed me! He gave me the power to stop doing the wrong things I was doing. He loves me so much. God gives me no condemnation or guilt. Instead, the Lord has given me a new life, a new chance and a new hope.
I now enjoy a loving relationship with Him as my Father and Best friend.
What God has done for me, He can do for you!