Before I knew salvation, I was younger than 11 1/2 and I hated school. I felt uneasy and was afraid of dying before I found courage to step out and be counted for Christ. The sins of a child aren’t really big time crime sins, but I knew that I was, nevertheless, headed for Hell. I’d been in Sunday School a lot and the teachers and the preacher fearlessly proclaimed the need for Salvation.
Shyness kept me from “going forward”. I tried to repent, believe, trust–and keep quiet about it. I couldn’t find peace in my heart by trying to do it my way. Finally, I determined to settle the matter. Mom had the flu but I went to church on my own. I went forward and publically proclaimed my trust in Jesus. Peace and joy filled my soul from that moment forward. I was saved and safe. That was in Jan., 1945
Salvation God’s way is the only way to have God’s loving care to warm the soul. Although I haven’t always been faithful in doing His will, I have always felt His love. I neglected His church for a period of time. Finally, in 1992, I came back to try to do the Lord’s will. Although my service isn’t yet what it should be, I’m closer to the Lord than ever before. I find that prayer is more a part of my daily life than ever before. So is joy.
Check out my Church: Central Baptist Church, Owasso, OK