Listening to the last two months services has really hit home the fact that I have been a sinner all of my life and haven’t always acted in a Godly manner. My wife has also encouraged me to seek Christ.
Growing up as a child I remember that my parents never took us to church and they gave me a lot of freedom to do what I wanted and kind of left me alone as long as my grades were good at school. Once I became a young adult and even up to mylate 30’s I became a person that was selfish, did things that only benefited me, was a poor father to my daughter, idolized the wrong people and lusted over the wrong things. For the last 8 years I have been going to church on and off with my wife and kids but like many other men I was going to support my wife and kids and didn’t really pay much attention to the services. I thought that just by going to church, being a good person and being respectful to others, being a good husband and father meant that I was earning my way to God but how wrong I was….
On April 10th my wife and I had just finished watching a Christian movie at our house and she mentioned that I should get baptized and to follow Jesus just like her and our two kids, she had reminded me that during the service at HDC they had mentioned that there was a Baptism class coming up and that I should attend. After a long conversation with my wife and deep internal thoughts it finally hit me that it was finally time to stop being scared, intimidated or reluctant to admit that I have sinned and lived life on my own terms. It was there and then that I Admitted that I was a sinner who needed a Savior and Believed that Jesus is the only Savior available and Chose to follow him.
My wife helped me understand the importance of Baptism, going to church, believing in God and the steps needed to follow Jesus.
My life is different now because I choose Jesus to be the boss of my life, I want to have a relationship with Jesus and I want to learn as much as I can about him and I want him to help me make good decisions for me and my family and I want to be a good role model for them as well. I have started to pray everyday and have started to read the bible, listen to Christian music and will work very hard to be the best person I can be.
For most of my life I have lived life under my own terms and no one to answer too. Thanks to my wife and her family, our two kids and HDC I have finally realized the importance of having a relationship with God.