Sunday, January 4, 2009

Week One - Side One

The first step is salvation.

I'm going to share a bit of my personal testimony.

One of my earliest memories is going to Sunday School when I was six years old. I absolutely adored Sunday School and loved learning about the bible. For six years I missed only a couple of Sunday's...I've even got a certificate to prove it ;).

When I was 12 years old my Dad was transfered to a different city and church was very quickly removed from the picture. I began to delve into the world.

When I was 15 I was at a very low point and just needed Jesus, the Jesus I knew as a 6 year old. I tried to find hope in my just confused me and I couldn't read it through my tears so I shoved it deep into the back of my closet and didn't want anything to do with Jesus. My riotous living grew worse and worse. I gave myself away to this world. It was literally two years of hell.

God brightened my life when I was 17 years old (1990) when I met a cute guy in my accounting class and two years later we were married. We had three children, each two years apart.

Fast forward to 1999, my Pa had just died and I needed some hope. I got a hold of a bible and had a desire to read it! My favorite scripture was "Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him" Revelation 3:20.

In December of 1999 I had a dream. I was walking inside of a very, very old rundown house. (Thinking back, the house pretty much represented my heart. It was a mess, full of hatred from my past.) I stopped at a door. I heard a small knocking. I opened that door. There was a bright light behind the door; brighter than I've ever seen in my life. I just kept repeating over and over, thank you.

When I woke up that morning I cried out to Jesus "What do you want me to do?" I heard a still small voice, "put Me first". At that moment Jesus' death on the cross for my sins moved from only being "head knowledge" to "heart knowledge". I was truly born again and I haven't looked back and this year it will be 10 years!

I'd love to hear your salvation story...they are always so encouraging.

If you don't have Jesus as your personal saviour He is waiting for you! Salvation is available to you right now, today.

Jesus said "I am the door by me if any man enter in he shall be saved." John 10:9

This is an amazing video and I encourage you to watch it! It touches my heart every single time :)

If you get a chance and want to share your 52 pick me ups...leave your link in the comments section, I can't wait to see them :)

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