I grew up in a Christian family and we went to church regularly. When I was a grade schooler I went through the motions of giving my life to Christ and I was baptized. But nothing changed in my life. I didn’t sincerely turn my life over to the Lord Jesus.
I continued being involved in the life of our church. I was certainly religious, but God seemed a million miles away from me. There was obvious sin in my life. And my heart was empty. When I was about 15, I began a search for God. I began reading the Bible every night. One night I cried out to God, asking Him to have mercy over my life. I invited Jesus to come in to my life. I gave Him control of my present and my future. I asked Him to wash away my sin.
That night I was truly saved and I received eternal life from the LORD. My life on the inside changed completely. For the first time in my life I knew peace, and I sensed God’s purpose for me. I knew that I had been forgiven. That peace has never left me. And though my relationship with God has sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride with ups and downs, I have learned how to grow daily in this awesome love relationship with my Maker. What an awesome difference Jesus has made in my life.
Check out my Church: First Baptist Church, Chickasha, OK