I was six years old when I made the personal decision to receive Jesus as my Savior. One night as I was lying in bed about to go to sleep, I just felt like it was time. I don’t remember if there were any specific events that led up to the decision. I just wanted to be saved. I knew what salvation was; all that was left was for me to take it for my own.
In following weeks, I lived in the most blessed happiness. I remember praying each night and literally feeling God near me. Satan tried to attack me with doubts, but it just brought me closer to the Lord as He chased the doubts away and replaced them with peace.
12 years later, and His presence is still with me. My relationship with my Creator has gone through countless ups and downs, and many times of struggle…I am so prone to wander, so easily swayed…But He is so faithful and patient. He has helped me grow. He is the one & only reason I am where I am today. My shortcomings are all due to my own stubborn heart, while by His grace He still has used my imperfect self and given me so many opportunities to serve Him. For that I am ever grateful & thankful.
I don’t know what God’s will for me is, but I’m just trusting Him step by step!