It’s that time again! Time to share and share alike. (I know how much you guys love sharing) This time around I thought I’d share a bit about my testimony.
I was born into a second generation Christian family. My mom’s dad was a pastor and my dad’s dad the head deacon. That being said I have attended church all my life and grew up hearing the Bible and Gospel preached pretty much daily.
When I was four or five my mom shared with me the Gospel and though I’m not sure I understood everything, I knew I needed Christ as my Savior and asked Him to become Lord of my life.
People say it’s hard for kids who grew up “Christian” to really know if they’re saved or not. And for a long time I believed them and constantly doubted whether I was really saved or just riding on my parents’ coattails.
Me at fifteen or sixteen.
At fifteen I went through a really hard patch in my life where I was convinced I wasn’t doing something right. I knew I couldn’t work my way to Heaven but I felt like I had to do something to make God happy. Like He was always disappointed in me. And how could I really be saved if God was constantly disappointed in me? Aren’t Christians supposed to please God?
Can you see what’s wrong with my thinking? I was basing a lot on my emotions and I was focused solely on me! God taught me in Ephesians 2:8-10 that salvation is something He does and I am His masterpiece that He made.
It really takes the focus off myself and puts it back on God, who sent His Son to die for me.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
As a third generation Christian I don’t need a “aha!” moment because the Bible says if we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we will be saved. That there is no other name under Heaven by which we can be saved and if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed this and I would love to hear a bit about your testimony, please leave it in the comments below. Along with any questions you might have.
Acts 16:31, Acts 4:12 and 1 John 1:9
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