my testimony

When I was five years of age, on a hot, humid night in northern Arkansas, my life was forever changed.

My family and I, who travel and sing, were conducting a revival in the northern part of Arkansas. Growing up in a family who sing about Jesus, preach about Jesus, talk about Jesus, read books about Jesus, watch movies about Jesus, and dedicate their lives telling others about's bound to stick! I grew up knowing and telling Bible verses and Bible stories as early as a year and a half old. So by the age of five, I knew the sweet story of Jesus coming to this earth at Christmastime as a little baby, who grew up and never disobeyed his Mom or Dad (that was slightly shocking to my childlike brain), who did many miracles, and finally, for no reason, was put to death by his own countrymen. I used to get angry when I thought of those mean soldiers nailing my Jesus to a cross. As the days and months went by, the gospel story burned in my heart. And as I learned more, I was amazed. Jesus died for me? He came and died because I didn't clean my room when Mom told me to? He had to die because I did something wrong? It pierced my heart. He died so I wouldn't have to? He died so I could go to Heaven? Little by little, this precious love story worked its way into my five year old heart.

So on this particular night, during the revival services, I knew the time had come to truly thank God for what He did for me; to apologize for all the times I did something wrong and hurt him; to pledge my life and heart to Him, to live for Him forever. Later that night, at the foot of a bed, with my Dad and my Mom, I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me. And He did....

It amazes me how the God who spoke this world into existence can make His awesome story of salvation simple enough for a child to understand. I was a child. And I understood. From that day until today, I have wanted to please the Lord. I have wanted to obey His voice, to walk in His footsteps, and to spend my life at His feet. I pray that if you have never repented of your sin and asked Christ into your life, that you will do so today! Do not wait another moment. He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins, to heal, to cleanse, and to save!

Matthew 11:28a
Come unto me...  

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Do you know Jesus? Or, more specifically, Do you know Jesus personally?

We all "know" our president and our government officials. We all "know" the celebrities we see on TV. But we don't know them personally. We don't have a relationship with them. We just know about them. It's no different with Jesus Christ. Do you know Him intimately? Do you have a relationship with Him? Have you ever repented of (turned away from) your sin? Have you ever asked GOD for forgiveness and accepted the free gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. If not, you can today. You can - right now! Our Lord made it so beautifully simple!

1. Admit you are a sinner
2. Believe Jesus is God
3. Confess your sins to Him
4. Ask His forgiveness

5. Invite Him into your heart and life
Inviting Him into your life is done through prayer. There are no magic words or phrases. Just be honest and open and talk to God like you would a friend....because that is what He desires - an intimate, personal relationship with you.

Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 6:23
"...The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 5:8
"God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."

Romans 10:9
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

Total Pageviews

Template: Blog Designs by Sheila | Bible Image: Creation Swap | Coffee Image: Pixmac