Growing up in a Christian home, I knew Jesus. I knew Jesus loved me and died for me. I even prayed to receive Christ at nine, thinking the prayer itself would be sufficient to get close to God. My life had no change and I felt very empty and far away from God’s love. I had no peace.
Once I started college, I met some other students who were close to God, shared His love with others and even thought of Him as a good friend. I understood over a few years what I missed. I realized I was a sinner and needed Jesus to forgive me of my sins to begin a relationship; it was the missing piece when I prayed several years earlier!
Giving my life to Christ and receiving His love and forgiveness in my life has been the most important decision I have ever made! He gave me at that point peace and constant friendship. I have never felt alone nor empty! He continues, after 12 years, to show me His love for me and give me peace and forgiveness! I know I can always depend on Him!
Check out my Church: Harvest Baptist Church, Salisbury, MD