I became a Christian at the age of 12 on one Sunday, special only to me, when the Holy Spirit moved in my heart to say, “Karen, you are who I died for.” For the first time I truly recognized my personal sin and that Jesus died for me. The peace I felt on that special night was beyond description. I felt so fresh and new and close to God.
The impact on my life at that time and since is unmistakable. As I became an adult, I never questioned my relationship with Christ and that I was a Christian. But that relationship was tested when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 43. I came face to face with my beliefs. Everything I had believed by faith, I now experienced. Did I have peace in the storm? YES! Was God trustworthy? YES!
My life had always been busy. I worked. I got married. I had children. I volunteered. I attended church and studied the Bible. My life is now more precious than I had previously realized. This life is like a vapor – a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. We must build our lives on the foundation of faith in Christ – understanding that apart from Him we are nothing. TRUST HIM AND EXPERIENCE HIM FOR YOURSELF! He loves you so. James 4:14 and John 15:5
Check out my Church: Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK