I grew up in a home where going to church every week was part of our lifestyle. I felt that if I did more good than bad I would make it into heaven. Although I made some very bad choices I still felt I was a decent person.
One day I was confronted with the claims that Jesus Christ really did love me. Not only did He love me but He desired to have a personal relationship with me. It was at this point I realized I had to turn from my own desires and follow Christ.
When I chose to follow Christ I found a new joy and peace. I came to understand that this life change came as the result of following Christ who had now forgiven me of my past. Do I continue to encounter struggles in life? Yes! But I now have real hope.
Check out my Church: First Baptist Church, Holly Springs, GA