Welcome lovelies! Today I am sharing with you my testimony on how I got saved. Enjoy and be blessed. 🙂
God has saved me from a lot. He especially saved me from myself and the lifestyle that I was living. I am a Christian and have been, seriously, for a year and few months. But let’s backtrack a bit.
Where it began
I gave my life to Christ at the age of 14. To be honest the youths my age that attended my church were doing it and I didn’t want to hear my mother asking me the same questions every time there was an alter call. “If you die tonight Tia, where is your soul going? Accept God before it’s too late.” If you grew up in church and have a Caribbean parent, you should be able to relate.
So I did it. I went up to the alter and I gave my life to Christ. I got baptized soon after and started living as “right” as a 14 year old could. I really felt sanctified. I don’t know what I was being sanctified from in particular but I felt righteous. I was never a rude child and so it was very easy for me to play the part right. I did everything a Christian was expected to do. I went to church regularly, attended nightly services, took part in various activities, etc. It was all works, however.
My first encounter
It wasn’t until I got promoted to 5th form that I got that convicting feeling that there is more to God and being a Christian than what meets the eye. So I asked God for a sign. I didn’t have peace in my life currently so that’s the first thing I prayed for. I remember refilling the water jugs one afternoon when I heard a small still voice say “you have peace.” I got joy as a bonus too because I felt so delighted. I was like ‘yes!’ God knows I’m here. Prayers work.
Went off to college with this new found joy and peace, joined a Christian group and continued doing my good deeds. After all God and I were okay. But then I graduated college and entered the working world.
I got a job that most times required me to work on Sundays. This prevented me from going to church as often as I would until I stopped completely. I soon after got enticed by the world and indulged in the sinners life. I went full on cold living. The convictions and the guilt came but I suppressed it until my heart eventually went cold. I did anything I could to numb the feelings and emotions that presented themselves.
Soon after, I enrolled into university. I packed up and left the country. I continued in my revelry until I felt those same guilty feelings and convictions once more. My little ice heart was melting. I started to feel uncomfortable with my life choices. On top of that, it was the first time a New year’s did not find me in a church pew. I felt really out of place. I tried to shrug the feeling, but it wouldn’t shake. I went to one party after another and the same emotions came over me. It was a stinging conviction letting me know that I wasn’t supposed to be there.
It was near to the end of my first year that I decided to answer God’s call. I had a mini conversation with God that went a little like this. “Okay, God You are capable of all things good. You’ve shown me that you’re real and that you care for me so let’s do this. I’m going to get to know You better and read this Bible in its entirety.
This was me waving my white flag to Jesus. A lot of things were going on in my life and God was just taking me through it all. I didn’t feel deserving of any of it but a verse that helped me with that is Romans 5:8 which reads,
“But God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
And that is when I said the prayer, recommitting my walk to the Lord. I prayed and asked God to forgive me of my wrongs and to help me to totally surrender my will to His. I told God that I wanted nothing to stand in the way of me being His servant. And He answered me. He started removing the filth out of my life bit by bit. It’s been over a year now since I’ve recommitted my walk with God and I’ve never felt more at peace and joyful in all my years. I am happy for the decision I made because having Jesus in my life has changed me for the better.
And that concludes my testimony.
If you’re a returning reader or if you are new, welcome. I appreciate you taking the time out to read my blog. It means the world to me. I hope you were blessed or encouraged in some way or form by this post. I pray that it inspires you to take action and answer the call of God on your life. It is very simple and Romans 10: 9-10 puts it very clear how you can get saved.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
God bless lovelies!