Hannah Almasi

Song and testimony by Hannah Almasi, Women’s Apostolic Alliance Member

[song: Hannah Almasi- This is My God]

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only  begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have  everlasting life.”  

— John 3:16

This  song was written as a declaration of the nature, truth and reality of  Christ, what He gave and was willing to give to restore mankind to the  heart of the Father and to right standing with Him. It was written at a  time in my life where I felt like I was facing especially  confrontational and accusatory reactions to my faith in Jesus and my  decision to walk through this life serving Him and standing for the  truth He had revealed to me.

I had a  number of people mock my faith and attempt to question and undermine the  reality of my God, despite the fact that my life itself and the changes  I have undergone as a person serve as a powerful testimony to His  miraculous nature. I am still a work in progress, but I trust and can  hope that those around me can see the transforming power of God in my  life.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit  within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give  you a heart of flesh.”  

— Ezekiel 36:26

There  were a lot of questions put forward to me that I struggled in the  moment to answer well and it left me feeling overwhelmed and in some  ways defeated. There were those who I really sensed were seeking truth  and wanted to understand, but there were also those who I knew were not  truly interested in my response, but rather had determined in their  heart to prove a point.

As I found myself in the midst of this trying season, I felt a question emerge from my heart: “Who is your God and why is He different to other (manmade) gods?”

This  song was written from the basis of that single question and where I  felt I had faltered in my immediate response to my critics, here I found  myself declaring in song the reality of Christ, which didn’t simply  persevere through broken sentences as I had previously attempted to  explain the incredible exchange that had taken place in my heart and  life when I traded my sin and brokenness for righteousness and wholeness  in Christ. This song felt effortless and was a powerful tool of  declaration for me in a season where the affronts were more common than  usual.

I came away from writing this song with a real sense of where so many people are at – hurt, lonely and searching for answers.

The  ones that really stood out to me in this entire experience were those  who I felt were truly searching. They were searching for Him, even if  they didn’t fully realise it at the time.

I  can see the void they have, which I know cannot be filled by anyone but  Him, something, which I can boldly say as it has been my own  experience.

My journey has, even at this early stage in my life,  been long, and the work that my Father in heaven has accomplished in my  heart has been deep. My prayer is that, regardless of the opinions and  actions of those around me, the gravity of my convictions concerning the  truth of Christ will continue to match the depth of the work that He  has and continues to do in my heart and life.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a  hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a  basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the  house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good  works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  

— Matthew 5:14-16

I’m  not great at answering questions on the spot and I don’t have all the  answers, but I have learnt that as Christians, we need to be ready,  because the need out there is vast and more and more people are going to  see a light in us, and want to know why we shine differently to anyone  or anything else they have experienced.

Although  these experiences were challenging at the times, I am so thankful to  have had them as I was inspired and encouraged to write a song about who  my God is and why He is the one true Heavenly Father.

I don’t follow an organised religion – I follow Christ and pursue a personal relationship with Him, and you can too.

May  you find yourself in service and personal relationship with a God who  you can say with confidence is for you and not against you, who is at  work in your heart and life to bring you into the fullness of truth and  freedom, who will never leave you or forsake you.

In love,

Hannah Fay 

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