Testimonies of Grace: Susan Kim

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Today, I will be sharing my favorite person’s testimony: my wife! If you ever visit The Bridge, then you can’t miss my wife. She is full of life and spunkiness and she always keep me in check. I know that I have won the lottery with her and my friends are quick to remind me that she is “too good for me.” Here are some fun facts about Susan:

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1. What is your dream item?

A beach house.

2. What book has challenged you the most, besides the Bible?

The Attributes of God by Arthur W. Pink.

3. What was the worst job you ever had?

My first year working at a IR (improvement required) middle school in Dallas ISD.

4. How did you end up at The Bridge?

My husband, Andrew, was hired as the pastor at The Bridge.

5. What inspires you at The Bridge?

All the love and friendships.

Below is Susan’s testimony:

This is my testimony: God has given me eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Because I could not save myself, God Almighty had to save me. I did not seek grace, nor desire it, but unless I was saved by His grace, I could not save myself.

Arthur Pink once wrote that “Grace is the provision for men who are so fallen that they cannot lift the axe of justice, so corrupt that they cannot change their own natures, so averse to God that they cannot turn to Him, so blind that they cannot see Him, so deaf that they cannot hear Him, and so dead that He Himself must open their graves and lift them unto resurrection”

Growing up in a Christian home, I was obligated to go to church every Sunday. However, my mother gave me the choice in junior high to choose not to go and I decided not to go because I did not truly believe in the gospel. When I went to college,  I started going to church because I missed home and I wanted to see  my oldest sister who was attending a church in Berkeley, CA. It was through this church that I began to get exposed to the gospel and the Scriptures. It was during my freshmen year in college that the Lord humbled me under His mighty Hand, and He brought me to His Word of Truth. As I began to search the Scriptures, the compelling beauty and unmistakable truth of the living Word of God pierced my dead, unseeing heart. How I love Him so, How I love Him so! Think how kindly He thus dealt with me! As I read the Word of God, God mercifully shone His divine light of comprehension into the deep wretchedness of my heart. O what wonderful assurance the Lord gave me as I read of how He chose me before the foundation of the world, that I would be holy and blameless before Him. God saved me by his grace through His Word.

I remember savoring the glorious words of this hymn constantly throughout my freshmen year: Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory divine, Born of His Spirit, Washed in His Blood, Heir of Salvation, child of God! Ever since God saved me, I have strived to die to myself. The last stanza of the hymn, Blessed Assurance, is what I now purposely desire: Perfect Submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blest; Watching and Waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love! This is my testimony: God has given me eternal life and this life is in His Son.

 

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