Philippine Bible Society

I didn’t know God and I never thought it mattered

A testimony by Luzviminda Rodrigo from Masbate, Bicol

Growing up, I never had a Bible. I didn’t know much about God and I didn’t think it mattered.

I love my kids but I fail to be a good example to them. They would see and hear me say the worst things to their father. Whenever my husband and I argue, I answer back with the most awful words I know. We were both hot-tempered. I was so bitter.

My kids were also sickly for some reason. Everyday, I would be on my toes. I get easily worried and upset. I curse at almost everything.

To put it simply, our lives were a mess.

I continued reading. God’s Word unfolded in a lot of ways. It touched many areas of my life — my foul speech, my anxiety, my family. I now know that forgiveness is amazing. I find myself often in need of it. I still get to say bad things to my husband at times but I would now feel horrible after. I have learned to immediately ask for forgiveness.

Before, I didn’t know that the Bible is clear and beneficial. But now that I have it, I am learning a lot and it is guiding me to live a better life.

We now go to church together — my kids, my husband, and I. We were disconnected from God before, like a phone without battery and load. But now that we have the Bible, we are connected to God.

And we continue to know Him more everyday.

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Together, we can reach more lives with God’s life-changing Word.