I absolutely love reading others’ testimonies. Seeing how the Lord has changed their lives is so inspiring. It’s my favorite kind of post to find in the Reader; it encourages me so much to see how God is working in other people’s lives. ❤
Because of this, I decided to share with you my own testimony, of how the Lord saved me from the darkness of this world and brought me out into His marvellous light. Thus, this is not a post about me specifically; I have a separate page that talks about my hobbies and interests, which you can check out here.
This is about Him, about His plan to rescue me, to set me apart for Himself.
This is my story.
I grew up surrounded by knowledge of the Lord.
My parents spoke of Him fondly, much like He was their dearest Friend. Even though I couldn’t completely understand it, it sounded wonderful, regardless of the fact that I had no clue how to personally attain that closeness. That’s understandable, I guess; at the time, I was no older than six.
I accepted Jesus as my Savior as a young child, but I cannot remember exactly how old I was. I knew that I had made the right decision, but after that, nothing in my life was different; everything stayed the same. The difference that I expected there to be was absent.
Fast-forward to about four years later.
When I was nearly twelve years old, the change that I had been anticipating since I was little came.
I had started listening to worship music on my own for the first time. My views on Christianity quickly changed as the words hit me; I suddenly understood that there was way, way more to the Lord than I’d realized.
The songs spoke of a deep trust in the Lord, of having a personal relationship with Him, of spending eternity forever by His side.
It was on a cold winter day in January of 2012 that I knew, far beyond any doubt, that His love for me is real. And in the five years since that day, I have been unable to stop marveling at the vastness of His greatness.
Being a Christian isn’t about having a label and living a certain way; it’s about knowing Him, and increasingly coming to know Him more.
If you would like to share YOUR story in the comments, please feel free to do so. I’d love to read them 😊❤
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