VV Baptism Testimonies

Nicole Sherwood

Before I came to know Christ, I had a lifetime of inner-demons that no matter what I accomplished in life I still found myself in a dark depression. I reached a point where I convinced myself that the only way to find inner-peace was once I died. Hearing the ABC’s at Hi Desert Church over and over again, because lets face it, I have been known to be stubborn and hardheaded, it finally did hit me and my life changed. It really was just as easy as ABC and my relationship with Jesus began and continues to grow everyday. The feelings of being lonely, angry, bitter, and restless are gone and replaced with a new focus and appreciation of life. What I had not realized until I found Christ was that God has always been with me; otherwise, I never would have accomplished all I had despite the obstacles life threw my way. I understand now that Jesus did give me the best gift and blessed me with forgiveness of my sins and that I will never be able to repay its worth. Friends who have known me for years have pointed out my spiritual change, and even friends who I just recently met have commented on my upbeat and positive attitude, a comment that I didn’t hear before my relationship with Christ. I wake up everyday with the feeling of inner-peace and happiness that reminds me that anything is possible with Jesus and how grateful I am to be a child of God and continues to direct my life to fulfill God’s purpose. My daily bible app gave me the perfect description of this today “But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did” 1 John 2: 5-6.