At 12 years old, my life was miserable because I knew my sin would keep me from heaven. I was having bad dreams and every Sunday I would try to convince myself I should go down front and find out more about coming to know Christ but I was so shy I couldn’t make myself go.
During a revival, my mom could tell I was miserable because I would not make the move to the front so she asked our pastor to come talk to me. He led me step by step through a simple prayer to forever settle my worries about hell. That evening at church it was still VERY hard to walk down to the front but I knew I must publicly tell others I had been saved.
The moment I asked Jesus into my heart I felt bad about Jesus paying for all MY sins but that was followed by a wonderful peace that surrounds me to this day. Being saved from my sins didn’t cause my life to be without problems. My dad died when I was 13 and then my husband left after 27 years of marriage. But I have the assurance that when bad things happen I’m not on my own. I wouldn’t trade any experience in my life for that day I chose to receive God’s free gift of salvation.
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