I grew up in a pretty religious environment and always went to church. I put a lot of trust in that. My family was really religious, too. I was a decent person. I had serious struggles like many people, but since I was baptized and was fairly religious, I felt like I was ok with God. I continued to work at keeping the laws and rules I saw in the Bible, but I never seemed to get any closer to God.
I was reading my Bible one day and felt like I heard something…someone. That voice was leading me to understand that I was never going to get closer to God by following rules or laws. Those only pointed me to my need for God’s grace. On August 10th, I knelt beside my bed and asked God to be the “boss of my life.” I asked Him to lead me from that day forward and to forgive my sins. I asked God to take my sins away that day; to give me a clean heart and life.
I began to want more of God. My life began to match what the Bible taught. He has taught me He is in complete control of everything in my life. Because of that I have a deep peace everyday. He has given me meaning and purpose for my life and allowed me to help others. I know He knows my name and really cares about me. When I talk to Him He listens and cares about what I am saying. And it was not something I did…He did it all.
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