I grew up in NY State where not only the whether is cold, but so is the spiritual climate. My parents and I attended church every Sunday, I don’t recall ever missing. I learned of Jesus’ great love for everyone, especially for me. When I was 9 years old, I asked Jesus to come into my heart. I thought that was all I needed to do: ask Him in. I missed the concept of allowing Him to be LORD over my life and seeking God’s will over my own.
Just after asking Jesus into my heart I was so excited about what had happened that I shared the story with a friend. But as I grew older, I wasn’t being taught from the Bible well and I lived my life like anybody else: lying, getting into trouble at school, being disrespectful, trying things I shouldn’t try, the list goes on. I recommitted my life to Christ when I was 20, then went off to a Christian college of MY choice, where I quickly learned the concept of what “God’s will” was all about.
After learning that God’s will was not for me to be in that particular college, but another, I surrendered completely and allowed His will to be done in my life. I learned how God truly cared about me and my life and wanted me to trust Him every step of the way. It was on a mission trip where the Lord showed me that He has a special plan for each and every person in this world. He wants all to come to Him and trust Him. Will you trust Him today, like I did?
Check out my Church: Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC