Thursday, July 26, 2012
My salvation birthday of August,5th 2007, is coming soon! I wanted to post part of my testimony paper that I just wrote for my evangelism class. And also wanted to include a great picture of my Dad, sisters, and I. Hope every one is taking opportunities to witness this week. My Life Before I came to Christ. I grew up in a Catholic home; I always believe that Christ was the son of God and that he rose again from the dead. I always believed that God was real and that the Bible was a good thing. The one thing that I did not know was that I was a sinner. I did not know that I was headed to hell. I always felt lost and without purpose. I would pray to God when times were bad, but I never felt that he heard or answered me. I always tried to please people, looking back I feel that is was trying to be a good enough person for God. How I came to a cognitive knowledge of Who Jesus is and what He did for me. From a child I believed in Christ. When I received him as my savior is a different story. My life was falling apart; my husband and I were headed for a divorce. I was partying more than I ever felt comfortable with. I had decided that I was done with partying and I was going to change my life for my children. I did not know how, but I knew I wanted to do better. Circumstances surrounding your conversion. It was August 5, 2007, at the age of 23; I went to church with my mother in law to get her off my back. I figured that if I went with her once that it would make her happy. I always surrounded myself with people that misbehaved more than I did, I did this so I felt ok with myself. I never would admit if I was wrong. During the middle of that church service God showed me through the preaching that I was a sinner."John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?". I always knew that Christ died for the sins of the world, but in that moment I realized that He died for my sins. I cried and cried realizing where I stood before God. I went home that night and prayed a sincere prayer to God. I told Him that I was sorry and that if he would forgive me that my life was His; whatever He ever asked me to do I would. In that moment I felt clean and had so I had so much unexplainable joy. I had never heard the word “saved” until 2 days later when I met with a Pastor and he told me I got saved. I did not know what it was called, but I knew in my heart that something wonderful happened!