June 28, 2017

How I Became a Christian

God blessed me to be born into a Christian home with parents whose desire was to see their children walking with Christ. I have grown up both home-schooled and in Christian school, learning Bible verses, and going to church whenever the doors were open. I had always heard about Jesus but never really considered my own standing before God because I was a good kid by outward standards.

When I was about eight years old, God began to do a work in my heart to draw me to himself. I do not remember everything, but I remember having a lot of questions about God, Heaven, Hell, sin, and salvation. Nearly every evening for weeks, when my dad got home from work, we would sit and talk about the things of God, and he would answer my questions. I do not know the exact day and month when God saved me, but I do know that at some point I began trusting in Christ and not in the fact that I was better than others, or went to church, or had Christian parents. I had a desire for the things of God that I never had before. I wanted to read my Bible, pray, fellowship with God’s people, and worship God and I pray God would give me grace to continue to grow in intimate knowledge of him.

I believe God is calling me to serve him in missions. I want to be able to teach – on the mission field. I don’t know what this looks like or where the Lord will lead, but my desire is to prepare myself – the best I can – for whatever the Lord has planned for my life

Now my trust rests in Christ and in the fact that he died to save me from my sin. I am assured of my salvation because God has promised that those who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved, and the Holy Spirit who dwells in me has confirmed these things to me. I see fruit of what God has done in my life as I continue to grow in things like love for God and others, the fruit of the Spirit of God, and faithfulness in the things of God – by God’s grace.

Though I still sin as a Christian, I am thankful to know that Christ has forgiven me and makes me white as snow – and that the blood of Christ is powerful to cleanse my sin when I confess it. He has also given me victory over sins I once struggled with. I have grown so much over the last few years since I was saved,  and I’m excited about the next phase of my life where ever God would lead.

Comments

  1. This is a very encouraging post thanks for sharing! Thank God for His loving kindness and mercy. 🙂

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