A Child Shall Lead Them or Kicking And Screaming?

Waynos

Member
For some reason i feel the LORD has layed it on my heart to post my testimony

So here goes;
i was born in 1975 and in 1990 at the age of 15
i got into drugs and alcohol really heavy.
by the time 2005 came around my body was
in rough shape and my son had been nagging at me to go
to church with him.
i refused him several times because of fear of judgement and
not wanting to face self accountability.
after a while i gave in and went to a monthly bible study
in Tennessee figuring my son
would stop asking me to go if i attended.

during that bible study i had heard something that was
not taught to me as a child.
in Romans 3:10 and v.23 they said that reguardless of how some
people acted they were sinners too and i wasn't alone.
they welcomed me despite my flaws and appearance.
this was unusual to me because most people of faith i knew growing up
looked down on unchurched people as well as people within their church.

while my curiousity was spinning i decided to see what else
would be spoken at the next study. i overheard them speaking
on Romans 4:12 explaining how sin had entered into the world
and and in Romans 6:23 that the wages/consequence of sin was death.
although i was resistant still, i beleived it and began feel
inner guilt for the many bad things i had done.

shortly after that i heard them reading from Romans 5:8
saying that JESUS the only son of GOD died for the payment of
everyones sins even while they were still sinners and there
was a way to escape the death penalty of sin.

next they spoke of Romans 10:9-10 saying that if i beleived in my heart
that JESUS was the son of GOD,died for my sins,was buried in a tomb
and rose again and asked HIM into my heart to be my LORD and Savior
i would be saved from the consequences of my sins and granted
eternal life in heaven to be with my LORD.

my first thought was is this available for everyone?
that thought no sooner entered into my mind and the
worship leader read aloud Romans 10:13 saying ALL who call
upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.

the next sunday after that i was fighting the urge to give in
and during a sermon at a Baptist church in Tennessee i went up
to the altar and asked JESUS into my heart.
after i was done with my prayer i opened my eyes to return to my seat
and i saw my wife kneeling beside the pastor and accepting
JESUS at the same time i had.

we started attending church regularly and were both baptized
as an act of scriptural obedience and public delaration
of our choice of faith. but we knew that ultimately
it was JESUS that saved us and not the water.

i began serving in the worship band playing guitar,helping with
the audio visual and occaisionally the sound booth if they needed
help.

2 weeks before easter my son came out of his room crying
and told me he didnt want to go to hell.
so i explained there was an option and i was in that boat before
i decided to have him consult the pastor so he could
explain and make sure it was my sons choice
and not him doing it because he felt pressured.

the following sunday my son talked with the pastor
and understood what his options were.
my heart broke to see him broken into tears but i was rejoicing also
just knowing he was in the hands of my new gracious father
who can guide him so much better than me.
he was baptized on easter sunday
and i couldn't have been more proud of him than i was the day he made that choice

so in a nutshell thats my testimony
 

ursen

Officer SOE/LoE/Where's "here"?
Very cool indeed, we all come by different paths to find Jesus, and then we believers are all on the same narrow road, very cool.
 

Enok

New Member
Thank you for sharing that, Waynos.

My father in law has some serious health issues at the moment. We are praying that he has a revelation of Jesus, but it's very hard to imagine him accepting Him. Your testimony is an encouragement.
 

Waynos

Member
Thank you for sharing that, Waynos.

My father in law has some serious health issues at the moment. We are praying that he has a revelation of Jesus, but it's very hard to imagine him accepting Him. Your testimony is an encouragement.

GOD is a GOD of second chances..if we plant the seed HE will water,grow and mature it..don't give up hope.
if GOD could turn me around HE can save anyone.

blessings and will keep him in prayer
 
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