by Kimberly Yeo
Before SOCL, my spiritual life was dry, and I had been holding onto a lot of past hurts, leading me to be very guarded. I found it hard to trust anyone and struggled to see where God was in my life.
During one of the sessions, I suddenly felt a prompting from the Lord, and so I took the leap of faith and opened my heart Him. It was then that I was finally able to accept and experience His perfect love for me. It then dawned on me that it was not Him, who did not love me. But it was I, who was pushing Him away instead, without even realizing it. And I learnt that all I needed to do to experience His unending love, was to make the choice to accept it.
After experiencing His love for me, I also received much healing from my past hurts, shame and guilt. As 1 Jn 4:19 says “We love because He first loved us.” The love and healings I have received from Him has filled me with so much peace, joy and love. Because of His love for me, I am now able to love others more wholeheartedly, so that I may share His love with them too. In placing my trust in Him, I have been given new life. I am now more accepting of myself and others. I also thank God for the constant reminders of His comforting presence in my life since SOCL, which has helped me continue growing in my faith.
A truth that I received from SOCL is that the Lord is always calling us home and that we are never unworthy of His love. So, come home to Him my brothers and sisters, His great love for us knows no boundaries, we just need to open our hearts to receiving it.