I grew up in a neutrally Christian home. We went to church often enough for me to remember vacation Bible schools, Easter dresses, and confirmation classes, but I don’t remember any faith building or teaching in my home. As a teen deep in peer dependancy and seeking approval, I felt lost most days. One morning, I went to a Baptist church on own and heard for the first time about my utter need for salvation. My heart was quickened. I ‘walked the aisle’ and thought I became a Christian at that moment. I studied the Bible some and grew some, but then fell away. I left for college still deep in behaviors and beliefs that were leading me no where near Christ. I made some terrible decisions in college and left there with scars and memories no young woman should have. Finally, at the age of twenty-one, after a loving comment from a friend living for God, I sought help in Scripture. I found it… and I was found. I now understand that I was truly transformed that night because I made Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. My behavior started to change that very night. The sanctification process is long and I won’t be fully holy until I stand before my God on the other side of this life, but He is molding me while I walk this Earth. I am not the same woman I was almost twenty years ago and I’m not the same woman I was a year ago, by the grace of God.
I believe Jesus is God and the Son of God. That He has always been and always will be. That He came to earth to pay the debt of sinners. I believe He was crucified, died and was buried. That three days later He was resurrected and now sits at the right hand of God interceding on my behalf. I believe the Holy Spirit always has been and always will be and that He is now the One moving mens’ hearts, leading them to salvation and prompting spirits to obedience. I believe the Bible is the infallible inspired Word of God. I believe it is useful for “teaching, correcting, rebuking and training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16) and that God reveals Himself through it. I believe that God is sovereign, loving and just.
My faith is about living for God, through Christ, enabled by the Holy Spirit. My heart’s desire is to glorify Him in all I do.