Family (Jonathan)

Posted by ourstonepile in Testimony, Written Testimony

“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or fathers of mothers or children or lands, for my names’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.” ~ Matthew 19:29

I came to Chicago in 2011 to study at Moody Bible Institute. Despite being a Bible-school student, I struggled to find a home church for over two years. For the longest time I ‘church hopped’, longing to be part of the family of Christ that I experienced while I was in Minnesota, but I never connected. I visited a variety of churches and never felt at peace about where I was going. Finally I cried out to God and said, “Whatever church I go to, I will just stick with that church and invest there regardless of how I feel about it.”

I ended up arriving at Church In The City the same Sunday and the peace and joy that flooded into my soul was only of God. I felt God had led me here, and I began to invest and became a member. Recently I went through the Equip Class “Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and Spiritual Gifts.” While in the class, I was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues and was overcome with peace. Previously I had laughed in my heart at those who were ‘slain in the spirit’, but that night I was so overcome I fell to the floor.

Since then my hunger for God and his Word has grown and the fruit of self-control is plainly present in my life. May God show you what church family he has adopted you into and may you flourish there!

God bless!

– Jonathan Cox

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