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...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Josh 24:15

My testimony,

All Scriptures are from the King James Bible

My spiritual journey began as a Child.  I was raised in the Catholic church, I always heard of Jesus, and prayed to Him and considered Him a large part of my life. However, as is common in that Church, I was taught that getting into heaven was dependent upon what kind of a person you are. This is in direct contradiction to the scriptures. 
     Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:9

As a teenager, I lived a typical sin filled life. Eventually searching for answers in the world and not finding any, I became very suicidal. I tried to kill myself several times. I thought that death was the answer.

Around age 20 or 21, the brother of my brother's girlfriend was a Christian and he invited all of the members of my family to go to a Christmas passion play.  We were all presented the gospel for the first time.  I immediately I knew that I had to change my life. I knew I was living in my flesh and that I would go to hell if I died that night.  They did an alter call but none of us came forward, but in my heart I knew that I had just heard truth. I prayer the repentance prayer there in my pew.   That pageant had a profound effect on my whole family.  One by one through different ways, my whole family ended up giving their heart to the Lord.  Parents, brothers, sister-in-laws etc. 

After the pageant, I tried to change my life but since I hadn't outward confessed and no one really knew about it, I was doing it in my own strength and soon was back into the old routines. At that time my family was involved in Amway which conducts Sunday church services in thier conferences.  I went to one of these Sunday servies and again was presented the gospel.  This time I did walk down front and accepted Jesus. and for a while tried to walk in Jesus. Once again I failed and backslid.

Then I met a man who I fell in love with. Because I was still not 100% sold out to Jesus, we moved in together and I thought I was going to marry him. He was an ex alcoholic and our lives revolved around AA meetings. He could not drive, so I attended the meetings with him to make sure he went to them. We would attend 3-4 meetings a week. In AA they call God a "higher power". We had a friend who used a doorknob as his higher power. They do not teach of God's healing power, and the deliverance available through Jesus. Anyway, my life got even farther from God through all of this; I was living with a man whom I was not married to, going to Reggae concerts and getting involved in the Rastafarian lifestyle and their god.

Around that time, my father who had given his heart to Jesus started to get involved in his church. He decided to work as a prayer partner at a Billy Graham crusade. My boyfriend and I went just to "support" my dad (God had other plans). We both heard the gospel together and both went forward to accept Jesus together. We realized that we could no longer live together and we moved apart. Since our whole relationship was founded in sin, we soon had nothing to hold us together and after 6 months we parted. I to this day do not know if he is walking with the Lord or not. I have never heard from him again. 

The next man I dated turned out to be a youth pastor. I think God was trying to tell me something. We dated a few times but no real sparks. I started to get pack into the party scene, drinking ... Then I was on a local BBS (predecessor to the internet) and I met a wonderful man who had a masters degree in theology, and is a Pastor of a small home church. We fell in love and a year and a half later we were married, as the saying goes, the rest is history (17 years later)

I had quite a transformation in my life. I rededicated my life to Jesus I became baptized in the Holy Spirit and after that my struggles with depression and anger are so much easier to handle, I now know that Jesus came to give life and that more abundantly. I no linger think of suicide. Matter of fact I can not even relate to the thoughts. Everyone in my life was able to tell the difference in me.  I was nicer to be around and much happier and I still am. 

I am living proof that Jesus can use anybody. Like the parable of the prostitute, he (or she) who is forgiven much loveth much. I went from a suicidal, tramp to a Pastors wife. !!!!!

I am human, I still am an imperfect creation, however the Holy Spirit has helped me to control the works of the flesh.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Galatians 5:19 - 20

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Eph 4:31

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Col 3:8

I still have a long way to go before I am like Christ.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:2

However I feel that I am a new creature in Christ like the scripture promised.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Cor 5:17

Who the Lord says I am
What I believe

Miscellaneous facts about me!

I love:

Crafts: sewing, cross stitch, sculpting, starting to quilt
Country Music, Contemporary Christian music (see music page)
Reading: Christian Fiction, health and nutrition, non fiction
Colors: Blue, green, burgundy
 

I am:

40 years old
Married no children
Blonde hair, overweight and wear glasses
Going to American Sentinel University for my Bachelors Degree in Business

I Collect:

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Carrousel Horses (Ceramic not real ones)

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Sunflowers (not real ones) I am a flower of the SON (Jesus)

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Elephants (again not real ones ;} ) I have over 200 so far

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Roses (sometimes real ones)

Pets:

Birds all Cockitiels

 
  Amadeus, Caesar and Baby.

One very loved and spoiled kitty

Shiloh who is so Spoiled, he has his own website.

 

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We also have fish

Main Doctrines and beliefs

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Salvation through Grace

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

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For more read Beliefs page 

...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Josh 24:15

I love a good laugh and good friends, Feel free to E-mail me just to say "HI!".  Look me up on Facebook. Karrie Massotti- always love having more Christian Friends.

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