When did you realize that Jesus Christ was your savior? What is your story?
When God literally put me to my knees and made me cry, as I had challenged Him to, to see if He really wanted me. He did :)
i was in middle school and my neighbor invited me to vbs at her church everyone was so nice so i kept going and i learned about christ and his love and i turned my life to him because i liked the feeling of never being alone because hes never going to leave me and i dont ever want to leave him
my story is pretty funny.. :Pokay it was spring like 2 years ago, I just enrolled in a private christian school and every day they have chappel (kinda like church services, but shorter..) and heard the gospel all the time but never realy cared much about it. my brother bought a batch of about 30 chicks (baby chickens.. :P) and they were NEVER quiet! and i was doing my work one night aggrivated about something or another, and couldent concentrate because of the constant "peeping" of the chicks. So I was getting angry and said in my head "GOD! if your listening PLEASE make those stupid chickens SHUT UP!" and immedialy the chicks were quiet as the dead for the rest of the night.. i was like "wooooooaah...." "he is there.." and prayed night for salvation.. :P 3 weeks later at my youth group during worship i had my first true expierence of God, it was sooooooo awesome.. :)
At the beginning of April, my church had an Easter Drama. I have been going to that church since beginning of February. At the end, Pastor told a story and the moral was "whoever takes the son, gets it all." He told us all to close our eyes and asked if we were to die right now, could we say we had Jesus in our heart. If the answer is no, raise your hand. I didnt raise my hand... not until the end. I felt God tugging on my heart so I rose my hand and stood up. Pastor asked everyone who had their hand up to come forward and be saved.
when i felt the weight of all of my sin leaving. I finally bucked porn, depression, and cutting with one prayer. it was true freedom.
yeah Iv been a believer in Christ as my saviour for 10 yrs but I just reacently accepted him as my LORD like 3 month ago. I went thru life thinking hes my saviour and struguling with sin like really struguling like Drinking, smokeing weed, watching porn and going on with life like nothing was wrong and not repenting for any sin i may have comitted. I just thought saviour ment i could come back to christ anytime i wanted. But just reacently my friend @justin explained to me that Christ is our lord and that our WHOLE life should be dedicated to him! Because HE saved us thru His death. He payed the ultimate price not just to save us but to rule over us and submit to his Perfect will so he can show us HIS/GODs lOVE!
As some of you know my walk with Christ has been complicated. I started out as any normal child. I had always though about Jesus and known typical facts about the Bible. I grew up in a Christian house hold with amazing support and love, but everything changed the day I met George. You see I was fourteen the first time i met him. George and I were friends at first, but then we decided to take things to the next level. As soon as we started dating the verbal abuse started, shortly followed by the physical abuse. With this came drugs of all sorts. Like anyone ashamed of what they were doing I hid my issues all of them... This not only shattered my confidence, but before i knew it I had lost any belief I had had in Christ. I considered myself an Atheist. It was not until four years of this abuse and two of addiction that my best friend sat me down with my youth minister and said enough is enough. It was not until then that I felt love, true love through our brothers and sisters of Christ. The love of others is what showed me Jesus. I went through intense therapy and with drawls and yet here I sit nearly one year clean. This is what makes me believe in Jesus. I could have never done this alone, with out the power of Christ.
Well my story is typically normal i think lol, but yeah when i was fifteen months old, God told my dad to give me back Him, and my dad did just that, and he said "it felt like someone took a knife and cut a piece of his heart out" and ever since then i was kinda different as you could say...but it wasnt until summer of 07 when i became sick of my sin, and i finally and truly repented and surrendered to Christ, and ever since then Hes been Lord and Savior.....
in 6th grade when I came to the realization that God isnt in a box, he is all that you will ever need and that he wont forsake you.
It wasnt an easy path for me... and im still working at it. i gotta go back a bit. I grew up in a Mormon (LDS) home. beleived it since birth (because it was shoved down my throat/brainwashed). in 9th grade when my mom died it hit me hard. I was still strong in the mormon religion, but i started questioning, drinking, cutting, and worse. That year i got close to one of my friends i wasnt particularly close to. She was Baptist. and she helped me through a lot of rough nights. Well when i was a sophmore(one year later) she invited me to her YPAT(youth performing arts team-- youth ministry) performance. I only went to support her, but a lot of what they said/singed hit me hard. After we talked for a long time, but i stil hadnt realized what had just been thrown at me. I started to go to her youth on wednesdays and learned a lot and started questioning the Mormon religion... The next year she asked if i would be part of it... I did and while on the trip i said my testimony as part of the trip, but i still hadnt prayed the prayer. but that wednesday we had a special worship service just for those on the ypat team. That night i took the lords supper for the first time and my bestfriend who steered me toward the chrstain faith helped me pray to receive the lord. I did and life hasnt been the same since. Ive quit everything. am part of the youth praise team. Its my senior year and im going on the ypat trip again. and after graduation (my dad is VERY upset about it and told me if i didnt wait id be disowned) im getting baptised in that baptist church that changed my life forever.
The day I realised that Jesus was the savior of my life...hmmm, WELL. The day I was saved was the day after I had taken my 14th attempt at committing suicide. Because I had just lost my partner and all I lived for was him and I didnt know who I was at all when he left me.I knew that I couldnt control everything that happened in my life, I truly believe that this is when I realized that God has full reign over our lives and instead of running from it again, ,I chose to accept what had happened to me and told myself everyday that it was Gods will that he removed my ex from my life...of course I didnt see it at the time, but this was for the best.The day I realized that Jesus was my savior was when I was taking a discipleship course about 3 weeks after being saved.Though it only hit home when I got baptized when my pastor put me under he said Do you proclaim that Jesus is the Lord and savior of your life? Of course I said yes :PNo person, even my friends that I have now, I know, that they WILL NOT willingly give their life for mine or shed their blood to forgive my sins, none of my friends love me unconditionally (which they should but they dont). Jesus did that and He loves me unconditionally, He had me on His heart the day He was crucified - For our sins.That was the day I realized He is my true Lord and Savior of my life :) Baptism was the 7th of March 2010, Salvation was 19th of July 2009
my mom raised me and my two older brothers to go to church, when I got older I wanted the things of this world...they were more appealing to me, plus I always slept in church when they preached I only stood up for praise and worship.I use to be into a lot of porn and what not in seventh grade and it literally took over my life. I didnt want to go to church because every time I would try and praise God on sunday the images of what I did the night before would flash before my eyes...So I felt a lot of shame even though in school I would act as proud as can be. And it was crazy because by eight grade I had stopped because I had prayed earnestly to God for a long time for the strenghtn to let this go. And eight grade God answered my prayers. But I still couldnt give up the attitudes of the world. After one special relationship I had with this boy blew up in my face. I felt the need to never be single again. his church spread lies and rumors about me and made fun of me because of things i had done. That made me not trust christians even though i claimed to be one, except for my two closest friends who were serious about christianity and knew what it meant to go hard for God. I watched their life, and it was beautiful how God was moving in their lives..Eventually they felt I was going into a downward spiral by the way I kept going in and out of relationships. So they made a bet that i wouldnt seek to have a boyfriend or go out with anyone for a month. And they said during this time I should find myself. That I did do...I backslided. And then I finally let go of all the things the world had to offer and finally realized what God wanted to give me was worth more then i could possibly imagine. I wanted more of that love that I experinced from Gods presence the more i prayed to him. He taught me about his son Jesus and I began finding out who he is on my own. because I concluded that I could die now and it wouldnt matter because i felt like i tryed everything. But then I remembered that I hadnt tried God. I have been running from the truth all my life. And finally on June.18th,2009 I surrendered all to GOD and let him take over my whole life and become my Lord and saviour. Now I live for Jesus because he died for me..And his love is unlike anything you can ever describe...I love him more then I love myself.. I am eternally grateful that he loves me the way I do.. And seek for people to know his love and mercy and how Good he is and that he can change their lives! I want them to know what I know, and experience what I have expericned.
these stories are such an encouragement.
btw im fourteen now and have been saved for 10 months now... almost is a year...so hyppe...june 18th is around the courner..lol...I have to do something big...I thinking of getting baptised but I prayed about it and god told me to read all of the bible first..I read most of the new testement and now I am at the old testement. I am almost donee with exodus
basically, I grew up in a Christian home and went to church with my family every Saturday. yeah, i was at church physically, but never emotionally or physically. after a while i finally got it and accepted Christ when i was probably 8. i was in a youth group with my church, and i got baptized when i was about 10. but throughout my middle school years, i was without Christ. i told people that i was Christian, but i didnt really prove it. i was in a c-group with my church, but i never saw God like i do now. i guess it hit me in September that i was almost completely without God. Im in a small group with a some girls from my school and i completely love it. i still go to church every saturday, but im completely there. i love Jesus and im not afraid to let the world know, no matter what gets thrown at me. Jesus is my rock and my shield, and i love Him! :)
awesome testamonies! God is great =]
oops *testimonies XD
lol,I feel you happy_Panda I made the same mistake...Thats why my first post said WOW. And then a day or two lata I told my testimony