When I was 12 years old I encountered the Jesus of the Bible in a way that forever changed my life.
I did not have a relationship with Christ and I never really wanted one. I just wanted to do something my older siblings did.
By age 9, I realized I needed to repent of being a sinner and turn to God. It was at this age that I learned I was a sinner and in need of a Savior.
During VBS one summer, I trusted Christ as my personal Savior. I still remember kneeling by the pew and praying.
In my early to mid teens, I fell into deep depression and contemplated suicide for about 3 years. The feelings of worthlessness and emptiness became unbearable.
Even though I was a pastor’s kid, I never knew God on a personal level. He was just an idea that I didn’t give much attention too
I asked Jesus to forgive me of the sin that came between me and having a relationship with Him and spending eternity in Heaven when I die.
I was hugely blessed to be born into a a Christian home to loving parents that taught me about God’s love from the time I could speak.
I never got into anything bad. I was an overall good kid. That’s not to say that I didn’t make my fair share of mistakes.
I knew God loved me, but there were things I was unsure about.