By: Aliza Tan
I would like to thank Pastors and Leaders of TCC for allowing me to share my testimony to all of you tonight.
I grew up in a typical Chinese family with more than 5 siblings and we were idol worshippers. My growing years were without proper nurturing and parental guidance, feeling unloved, rejected, confused, insecure, and incompetent ...with a craving for ‘fatherly love’, recognition and approval which unfortunately resulted in unmet needs, unrealistic expectations, frustrations and disappointments.
In my quest to find a better and more secured life, I got married quickly and went on to have two beautiful daughters. Life did not get better (as I hoped) and I continue to feel insecure. Not long after my marriage fell apart clueless of where my life will lead to, in 1998, my Christian friend brought me to her church and it was there at the Alpha ‘encounter weekend with the Holy Spirit’ that I was touched by God's love and presence. I then received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour and has since walked with Him.
It was at Trinity Community Centre that I found further transformation in my Christian walk as I attended their Father Me healing & sanctification programme. I had a fresh renewal of the spirit and soul and knew that I had finally found love, trust and acceptance and my Identity in Christ. Father Me sanctification programme has set me free of bondages, emotional pains, insecurity, bitterness and unforgiveness against my husband and broke the iniquities that are in my being. During my last FM healing session, I could feel the immense love of the Father penetrating into my heart and soul that moved me to tears. I have never felt God's love this real before. It's really an amazing breakthrough in my life.
2 Cor 5:17 says, Therefore, if anyone is in in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
[This means that I belong to Christ , I am a new person. My old life is gone; My new life has begun.]
I believe Father Me sanctification programme has also contributed to my latest health breakthrough - where I suffered about 15 years of burping and stomach bloating problem, and recent months of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and low red blood count.
The colonoscopy I did at CGH on 10th Nov showed an ulceration in my stomach area which doctor said I might need a minor surgery. I was in a dilemma as I do not wish to have a surgery and decided to commit my problem to the Lord. A week later, a Christian sister invited me to a TCM health talk with an option to consult the TCM physician. I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to attend. I am glad I did! The TCM physician gave me a brief health insights and herbal medication to take. After taking the medication for about a fortnight, I could see the improvement and my burping and bloating problem had subsided! Praise the Lord!
The medical review on 4th Dec by the doctor at CGH indicated the scope results were good and no bad cells. The stomach pain and bleeding has stopped and my red blood count has improved. I was so happy to hear that I do not need surgery and I don’t need to take any medication from Hospital. Praise the Lord!
Through this health ordeal I learned 3 very important things:
Trust God for my all circumstances
Know that I am loved and accepted by the Father, and my identity is secured in Christ
Only what Jesus says about me matters.
Life is a journey and without Christ’s guidance, it is tough and meaningless. I believe God will use my pain for His purposes…to be a channel of comfort and strength to others... and He’s preparing me for something far greater through the trials, struggles and pain I have experienced.
Gal 2:20 says, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So, I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Once again, I thank God for His faithfulness, love and mercy. I thank God for TCC for the Father Me Sanctification programme and all brothers and sisters who have prayed for me.
To God be the Glory!