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"The number one reason people don't share their faith, is that their walk, doesn't match their talk." - Mark Cahill

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My Testimony on how I came to Christ <><

I had to update this quite a bit. When I first wrote about my faith on my website, I was so new to living for Christ; I have grown so much spiritually, it's just awesome! Let me give you a little background info on how I came to Christ. It was in April of 2001, I had gone to church a few times with my family, but never really received anything that anyone always talked about when I went. I had seen previews to a mini series that was coming on tv called "Jesus". It looked like a pretty modern version, so I though, why not?! Well, I missed it! Thank God my sister had recorded it! I borrowed the tape from her and watched it one night. Now, let me try to make you understand something here; when I first started watching that movie, I had no idea how it would change my life forever. I had to watch it again, because there were a few distractions the first time. I saw how Jesus came into this world, I saw how He loved people, so very much and lived His life here on Earth and He was a perfect, sinless person. He performed several miracles; he made blind men see, crippled men walk and raised people from the dead. I was learning about the life of the Son of God! As the movie started winding down, I could just sense such a peaceful feeling around me. I had always believed in God and I knew that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but I guess I never truly comprehended it. During the course of watching that movie, something just clicked inside me! As I sat there and watched with my own eyes, (even though it was just an actor portraying this event) I saw Jesus, a wonderfully loving, caring, gracious man being beaten, hated and slowly getting nails driven through his flesh onto a wooden cross. It hurt me so much to watch that and realize that He didn't do anything to deserve that. After the movie was over, I sat in silence for awhile and then got down on my knees and began to pray. I felt so convicted in my heart, so ashamed of the way I was living and the things I had done and said, I knew that God had seen and heard all of it. I said with my whole heart, "Jesus, I know you are the Son of God and you died such a horrible death on that cross for my sins, but I know that you rose from the grave and you are still alive today, please forgive me for my sins, I'm so sorry I hurt you and I want you to be in my life from now on." I continued to cry for quite sometime. It was as if my tears were washing away all the bad stuff inside. I don't believe I've ever cried so much in my entire life. It felt so good though, I felt so ALIVE inside! From that night on, my life has only gotten better. It was in June that I really and truly started living totally for the Lord; by that, I mean that I was delivered from smoking, Praise God! I have stumbled a few times since my walk with the Lord first began, but now I'm walking strong! I have been learning more and more of the Word on a daily basis! The more truth (Gods Word) that we learn, the less the enemy can deceive us. I have been baptized in water and I have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit! I never knew how great that would feel, until now! I know some people don't believe in all that, but hey, it's in the Bible and the Bible is our map to eternal life in Heaven, Amen! Gods word is forever! ISAIAH 40:8 "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever"! I believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and is living today, and in the hearts of all his followers. He is my one and only Savior. He gives me that inner strength and peace inside that I need to live my life daily. I will praise Him and look forward to the day that I can look at my Savior face to face. I am greatful for the many blessings large and small in my life that He has given to me. I was very lost for a long time until I found Jesus. I may have just found Jesus fairly recently, but He never lost me, and He continues to help me grow closer to Him everyday. I am thankful for my hometown Church and my Church family. They are wonderful and I am greatful for having them in my life. I do not criticize or talk down to people who have not invited Jesus into their hearts yet, but I can only hope that they too find Jesus and the peace that He brings within us. He died for you too. He's there, just open your hearts.

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Here are a couple of links to an AWESOME show! I attended the showing in Glen Rose, Tx in September of 2001 and it simply took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes! It is a Musical Drama about the Life of Jesus Christ. Wherever you are, you should make it a point to see this show, it's wonderful!

The Promise: Glen Rose, Tx Click Here!

The Promise: Branson, Mo Click Here!

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