Growing up I found that I knew about God. I had heard about Him every weekend for as long as I can remember. I had heard the stories of Noah, Moses and many others. Nothing seemed new to me in regards to God or the Bible.I went to church on Sundays, had christian friends and even prayed to Him occasionally. As I continued on in this way, I never really developed a deeper understanding of what it meant to be loved by God. I felt I was doing fine. That this is how things worked.
My life changed one afternoon as I was sitting at my pastor’s house. We had just finished a community team meeting and I ended up talking to one of my mentors. The conversation ended up being about God and what Jesus had done with His life.
The realization hit me that God had sent His Son to die for me personally.
I had heard the story so many times. I knew about Jesus coming and dying for mankind but I never felt like He would do that just for me.
Once the realization hit, I was blown away. I couldn’t stop the tears from falling and I was forever transformed.I started changing my life for Him. Sundays weren’t the only days I would hang with God. I knew then that it needed to be an everyday thing.
The changes didn’t happen overnight and some things are harder to change than others but I now know that I’m not alone. God loves me enough to walk me through those changes.
As I’ve grown in my relationship with Him, God has revealed to me more of who He is. Not because He was holding anything back but because He knew I was ready to go deeper with Him. He loves me and He’s got a plan for me. He’s called me to do greater things than I could have ever imagined. There’s so much to learn about God. I can only hope to learn as much as I can for as long as I can.
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