How I became a born again believer in Jesus Christ ❤️
What feels different about my story is that, unlike most of the other testimonies I’ve read, I was not brought up in a church, nor was I raised in a Christian family, and I never identified with the faith.
As a child, I was never taught about God, Jesus Christ, or any religion for that matter. My parents were part of the new age movement – I grew up surrounded by tons of new-age imagery, symbols and statues, it had a very heavy influence in my home.
What I did find interesting, though, was that from a young age I was taught to pray/say Grace before eating, and we prayed in the name of “Christ our Lord” – even though at the time I never knew who He was, here I was praying to Him habitually!
Fast forward to high school, I remember spending most of the time being utterly convinced that I was a ‘good’ and ‘righteous’ person; I got good grades, had excellent reports and never got in any sort of trouble. Knowing I had built this ‘clean’ reputation for myself, I developed a horrible amount of pride…
2015 was the year that my false, ignorant and shameful way of thinking came to an end. During this time, it felt like everything in my life was falling apart, but it was equally the same year I discovered God and received Him into my life! To keep it short, it was a difficult year in many ways; things became terribly hard at home, I was struggling in my personal life, and I made some regrettable mistakes and committed sins I wish I hadn’t. I came to realise that I wasn’t a ‘good’ or ‘perfect’ person after all – and it’s not something that can be achieved by anyone on this earth. This same year, someone close to me told me all about Jesus Christ, what He did for us, the glorious Gospel, and I was given my very own Bible! I remember falling in love with the Bible, especially the gospel of John. I wish I’d been told about Jesus Christ sooner! I remember praying to Him for the very first time, Asking Him to guide me and bring me to Him. I was young at this time and was still learning how to serve Him!
By 2017 I had matured a lot more and was able to understand the Bible a lot better. I learnt how to become born-again. I had grown in my faith and took the step to become a new creature, cleansed from my old ways and forgiven for my past. I got on my knees, Cried unto God and His son Jesus Christ, repented of my countless sins, confessed my faith and belief in Jesus Christ being the son of God and raised from the dead, and I asked Him to save me! I also got baptised and have remained faithful to Him ever since. Jesus Christ paid for my debts, and, for that, I will forever be indebted to Him❤️
I have learnt so much through His precious word, and I’ve learnt how to love, forgive and live righteously! I’m a sinner undeserving of His grace, but, as the Bible says, I believe that His mercy endureth Forever❤️. Through believing in Jesus Christ, I have learnt what true and undying love is, I am forever grateful to be His child and joined to the body of Christ- my true family!
I would like to end my testimony with two precious verses:
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” ❤️. (Romans 5:8)
And a very important one that represents a large part of my story:
“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32)
Thank you for reading and God bless you! I pray that my testimony can encourage someone out there❤️.