So going on dates, talking everyday and being in love just wasn't enough for my boyfriend Aderson and I. As we were falling deeper in love with each other, we were falling deeper in love with Christ. However, our relationship wasn't up to par. Like many of our peers we were having premarital sex and disobeying God's commands. We knew it was a sin and knew we were wrong but somehow always found ourselves continuing. But God had other plans for our relationship.
As time went on, we kept digging deeper into His Word and building our relationship with Him. Then things began to seem clearer. Encouraging each other to read the bible, reminding each other to pray, praising and worshipping God together were some of the elements that helped bind our individual and collective relationships with God. As we were striving to live a life that emulated the ways of Christ, we knew that old things had to pass away in order for God to bring us to a new life in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17) So we made the choice to give up sex with each other and vowed to live lives of #CELIBACY until marriage! While it is one of the hardest decisions we've ever made, it has truly been one of the most rewarding!
God has taken us both to higher places individually and collectively as we have remained faithful and obedient to Him. We even decided to provide a greater sacrifice to God by giving up masturbation because it was keeping us tied to our sexual sin and hindering our spiritual growth. Many people think we're crazy and say that they could never do anything like this. But we stand firm knowing that WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US! (Philippians 4:13) Instead of following the ways of the world, we made the choice to follow Christ! There's no turning back now! GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN US, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD! (1 John 4:4) Although this decision was manifested through the love we have for each other, it was 100% destined by God. We made this choice so that God could get the glory and honor that He deserves from our lives! So even though the love we have for each other makes the wait so worth it, "more than us being worth the wait Christ is worth our submission..."
We would be so remiss if we didn't acknowledge that our journey to celibacy was inspired by the amazing, talented poet and YouTube sensation Joseph Solomon! His videos really helped to put things into perspective and seal the deal for us! Also, we would've never publicly shared this testimony if it wasn't for the encouragement from our brother in Christ and motivational speaker Michael Spence of michaelinspire.com! When he created his "Greater is He" t-shirts, he agreed to giving them to us only if we shared our testimony with the world. So that's exactly what we've done! We thank God for ministries and movements like One God United that have paved the way for us to be inspired by the power of someone else's testimony! We hope that we have inspired a magnificent move of God too!
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NIKKI + ADDY