I didn’t attend church during my childhood, but always believed in God. When my family moved to Oklahoma I made new friends. Several of them asked “Are you a Christian?” I had never thought about that question. I assumed I was a Christian because my grandparents were Methodists. When we did go to church it was a Christian church. Still, something inside me told me things weren’t right between God and me. I came to realize I had broken God’s laws and knew if I died, I would end up in hell.
I knew I needed to be forgiven. I tried turning over new leaf, going to church and praying. Nothing gave me the peace I desired. One evening I read a pamphlet someone had given me about what it meant to believe in Christ. It helped me understand that Jesus died for me and if I trusted in Him alone as Savior and Lord I would receive the peace and forgiveness I longed. I had been relying on the things I could do to make God happy with me, but that night I prayed, “I trust you Lord.”
That night I knew that God had forgiven me. Since that night I have grown in my relationship with the Lord. He is more important to me than ever and I want to live my life completely for him. Jesus Christ has become my greatest treasure. Through Him I know I am at peace with God. The most exciting and joy-filled experience in life is following Jesus Christ.
Check out my Church: Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Claremore, OK