VV Baptism Testimonies

Andrea Searcy

When I first attended HDC, almost two years ago, they talked about the ABC’s.  That first visit, I prayed the ABC’s and asked God to forgive me for my sins.  At first it was a broad prayer for forgiveness, but over time I really thought deeply about things that I have done in my life and prayed on them at a deeper level.  Before I gave my life to Christ I felt very confused.  I felt like something was missing and I would blame other things for myself not feeling complete, such as my husband or my job.

                  As I mentioned, I prayed the ABC’s at my first visit to HDC.  However, after joining a small group and learning what “Choosing to Follow Jesus” really means- I was able to pray a more deeper and heartfelt prayer, which I felt was answered immediately.  For me, choosing to follow Jesus means that I am no longer in control of my own life.  I take each decision I have to prayer first and I am comfortable with any outcome because I know that Jesus has a plan for my life and he knows better than I do what is best for my family and me.

                  My life is now complete.  I now know that the empty feeling I felt was the place where God belonged in my heart.  I am at peace with my life, family, job, etc.  I am happier and have such a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.  I no longer need to stress about every little thing that happens in life, because I pray about it and am confident that I will make the right decisions because I know that God will lead me to the right decision- in his time, not mine.