Aug 26, 2009

My Testimony

I would like to give the short storey of my testimony. I grew up going to church. My parents (mostly my mother) would wake my 3 brothers and I and take us to Sunday school. I went and I listened. I was sincerely drawn to Jesus Christ. I was one of those annoying kids who was always nagging at my friends to don't swear because God doesn't like it. When I was about 8 or so I went with my parents to meet the pastor to ask how to become a Christian. He led me in a prayer to ask Jesus into my heart. I asked him if I could be baptized, but he told me to wait until I was about 18 or when I could understand what baptism is about.

This was sound advise, because when I turned 13 I didn't want to go to church anymore because I wanted instead to be able to sleep in or sleep over at my friends on Saturday night. This lead to the inevitable. As I got older I was introduced to alcohol and marijuana at 15. The drugs only got harder from there. From then on, almost every weekend from when I was 16 to 22 was a party.

I am not going to go into details, but I will say that during the summer of 2003 I started to wonder why I was doing this to myself. Always waking up feeling terrible, I wondered if this was all there was to life. What is the point? This sucks, it's boring and pathetic.

Then I remembered about Jesus Christ. One Sunday morning, I woke up and when my mother asked why I was up so early, I told h
er I was going to go to church with her. She just about fell over.

This time I was not only sincere in wanting to follow Jesus, but I was totally and completely repentant for all the offence and sin I had committed against my Creator. This is what I lacked in my youth. I had now surrendered my life over to the Lord of glory, the one who came and died for my sin.

Now I am 27 years old, I have the most beautiful wife and the two sweetest daughters
in the world.

At the moment I drive semi trucks for my fathers company. This has been the greatest contributor to the growth of my faith. I have had so much time to listen to great Bible preachers, and so much time to spend in the word of God and in prayer. I liken myself to a self taught theologian, with the help of course to great sermons from the radio, and most importantly by the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

This is me in short story. Thanks be to God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son for my salvation, sanctification, and justification. Glory to God.


I would like to extend my greetings to you in Christ.
This is my very first blog post ever. I figured, as I've stated in my greeting at the side, since I do a lot of thinking maybe I should do some writing too. Just to get my thoughts down in ink so to speak. I would greatly appreciate any feed back from everyone, for by this we learn and grow from one another. My disclaimer is though that I will not stray from any teaching from the Bible. The Bible is inerrant and infallible, the direct communication from God Himself to mankind. Every word is true, and should be read as such, and is thus the authority by which man is to live.
With that said, I try to filter all my assumptions and opinions through the Bible. I also examine all aspects of life on earth through the Bible as well.
For example, it is popular to believe that all religions are valid and true. If I examine this through the lens of Scripture I would find this supposed truth to actually be false. This is because God says that you shall have no other gods before Him.(Deu 5:7)Therefore proclaiming that the worship of any god but Him is God alone is evil, also that there are no other gods but Him who created the universe. (Is 44:24)
This is how our views of reality should be shaped.
Thank you for reading and your replies. May true and living God be with you and draw you near to Himself.