I was raised in a family where being a “person of character” was equivalent to being a Christian. My parents raised me to be respectful, of myself and others, to always do the right thing, even when no one was looking, and to speak intelligently and without cursing and to just be a good person. I was always sent to church, with friends, family, neighbors because that was considered part of being a good person. It never dawned on me why my mom & dad didn’t take me to church themselves.
In my early teens I developed the desire to “go” to church. I realized that something was missing in my so-called Christianity…something I was seeing in the lives of others and was longing for. God started gently plowing the ground of my heart. At the age of 14 I asked Jesus to forgive my sins, come into my heart and be with me always. Now I knew I was truly a Christian and that it had nothing to do with how good a person I was but everything to do with how Awesome God is!
Accepting Christ into my life did not make everything rosy. What it has done is to give me peace when life is falling down or when the enemy attacks. Jesus has given me hope in the quiet & dark times that He has already fought my battle. Every day I am amazed that God pursues a relationship with me. I am overwhelmed that the One who knows all my faults & failures loves me anyway. He does help me to be a better person…and now for the right reasons. To Worship & Praise Him!
Check out my Church: Central Baptist Church, Owasso, OK