This is an updated version of a post from NoCamo 1.0 on December 28, 2009.
I feel like, in many ways, this entire website is my testimony. Every thing I write is because my God was gracious enough to send His Son to die for me, and He gives me every reason to proclaim Him.
But I feel led, for the first time on NoCamo, to tell HOW He saved me.
I accepted Christ in July of 1981 at my mother’s bedside. I was five years old. I felt the Holy Spirit’s tug on my heart during church one night at the small, independent Baptist church my family attended in Flatwoods, KY. I was too afraid to go up to the front with everyone watching.
A few nights later, I couldn’t sleep. I knew I needed to be saved. I went in to my mother’s bedroom (I believe my father was at work. He was a railroad engineer.). She led me to Christ. I was baptized a few months later.
That night began a walk with Jesus that, in spite of me, continues to this day. I have made plenty of missteps along the way, and proven many times that I am unable to earn salvation through good works.
Jesus forgave me of all my sins. He made me a new creation. I know without a doubt that I have a home in heaven waiting for me, and I cannot wait to see my Savior face to face.
How about you? Do you know Jesus? Has there ever been a time when you accepted Him as your Savior?
A new year is coming (some say a new decade, but that is a discussion for another day). But none of us are guaranteed the opportunity to see it. Today will be the last day of life for some. And, possibly any minute now, Jesus will split the Eastern sky and take His children home.
Today is the day to accept Christ. Proverbs 27:1 tells us not to boast about what we’ll do tomorrow. Make the best decision you could ever make. Begin your eternal life today.