I grew up in a Christian home and my family was active in the church. Mom told me that I had accepted Christ as my Savior in a crusade when I was five, and was baptized soon after. As a teenager, the Holy Spirit convicted me that I had never really asked Jesus into my heart. During a youth revival the preacher asked, “Do you KNOW that you KNOW that you’ve been born again?” I realized I did not. I repented of my sins and asked Jesus to come into my heart when I was sixteen.
I married my high school sweetheart right after graduation and we had a wonderful daughter 3 years later. God’s Word tells us to not be unequally yoked – but I thought my husband would come around. I failed to trust God to lead and guide me and our marriage ended after 21 years. During most of those years, I didn’t quit going to church totally, but I did quit growing as a Christian. I didn’t stay in God’s Word or pray. A wall of sin had built up between God and me.
In January 1993, I got married again. We wanted God to be the head of our household. We rededicated our lives and asked God to forgive our sins. My heart was broken over all that I had let come before Him. He promises that if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. When Satan tries to remind me of my failures, I remember the precious blood of Jesus has cleansed me and made me whole.
Check out my Church: First Southern Baptist Church, Guthrie, OK