This is a Christian testimony from a sinner in need of Gods Grace everyday.
I have grown up in a Christian family and Church my whole life. Yes, this is a blessing for sure, but it also makes it one of the hardest things to grow up in. I know that it easy to let those around you be the ones to influence your decisions, and that isn’t always a bad thing, but I knew that my family and friends couldn’t be the ones to decide whether or not I choose Christ or world. First things first Christ saves not anyone of us. I sometimes ask myself, “was my choice real or fake?” I can answer without hesitation, YES!!!
Now that you know this let me go back a little too show you more of the details. I chose to accept Christ into my life and repent from my former things in my grandparents’ house when I was 7, I believe. My family and I started going to this new church and all I remember was my parents telling me that the next step for me was to get baptized, so I said ok without fully understanding. This next part is amazing, I kid you not, not once, but twice did my baptism get postponed because of bad weather, since it was an outdoor baptism. I don’t know if God was trying to teach me something or what, but I believe to this day that He was telling me that I wasn’t ready. My family and I decided to find a new church after some issues, so we looked around and fell into LifePoint. I was in third grade when we started going to LifePoint and it wasn’t till sixth grade when I finally got baptized. I remember it all like it was yesterday. I was at Kids Kamp when like at most camps the speaker told everyone to close their eyes and bow their heads and then asks if anyone wants to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior that they would look up and open their eyes. Now I didn’t do that because I knew that I had already accepted Christ into my life, but in that moment, I saw God clearer than I ever had before, and that was when I knew it was time that I got baptized and so I did. It is a moment in my life that I will never forget.
Everything has been far from perfect since that moment, so there isn’t any reason to make anyone believe or think that. I have made mistakes and have sinned some truly ugly and wretched sins, and no there is absolutely no excuse for what I have done, but it is by the Grace of God that I am forgiven. This doesn’t mean that I can sin whenever I want and get away with it because I have forgiveness from Christ as a blanket of protection. On the contrary, I am forgiven, but I must REPENT and change and run to Christ. I also must be held accountable. I am not Perfect, truthfully, I am a messy mess, but my comfort, peace and Hope is in Christ and so I can go into each day(battle) not alone but with the One I trust and love the most, CHRIST!!!