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Jesus Wants You

Updated on April 14, 2012

Today, I accepted Jesus into my life. According to the Christian way if you believe that Jesus died for our sins and was raised again, you will be saved. You must confess it with your mouth.

As a child, I grew up believing that there is a God. I went to church on Sundays to praise him. I was later baptized in his ways.

There was never any special time that my family sat around and discussed God or that we must believe in him. My parents just had a reverence for a Higher Power.

When you take a look at your world and you wonder how you got there and for what purpose that, is the beginning of belief in something greater than yourself.

I don’t know how it happened but I explored many different faiths or churches; Baptist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Protestant, Anglican, and others specific to the Caribbean. What I took from each was that even though we choose to separate ourselves by different beliefs about God and how to praise him, we still know that he exists.

Now, I won’t go into any big talk about religion and what we must do because these are all personal choices. I just know that today was big for me. I had not been to church for umpteen years. I was jaded. I just felt and still do, that church is not the only place that God lives. I think that we waste too much time going to this or that church and following its particular beliefs about God.

So, no brimstone and fire for me for saying what I said above because God is a loving one. I guess that could be considered blasphemous by some. It’s love that put us here, pure unconditional love.

Back in the church today, the pastor called out for people to come up to the front of the church if they wanted to receive Jesus. I left my pew along with others and stood listening to the prayers that were being said over each person. When it was my turn, tears ran down my cheeks unbidden. The Pastor took me aside and I repeated after him my commitment to Jesus.

His wife then took me to another room and presented me with a bible. She welcomed me to the church.

I just felt overwhelmed although in my head I had been asking God for changes in my life.

When I returned to the church people had hugs and smiles for me. I wondered whether the same thing had happened to the others that came forward to receive Jesus’ prayers.

I don’t understand it all yet, but God called on me today to renew my faith in him.

I looked in the mirror at my face and into my eyes when I got home from church. I still look the same. Mostly. I’m not sure exactly but there is a shift. A door has opened and I welcome the new beginning

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      patsy Costner 

      6 years ago

      I am so proud of you. I am probably much older than you. But after 50 years of "doing" church, the Holy Spirit convicted me that my relationship with Jesus was not where it should be. I went before the church as you and confessed sin and began a new walk with Jesus. He has transformed my identity. Read and study your bible. If it is not a life application then get one. Also I google my scripture on bible.cc an online commentary. I too will be praying for you. I would love to walk this walk with you as a menor. I am writing a book and would like to use you testimonal. Please get back with me.

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      vector7 

      6 years ago

      I'm late but PRAISE GOD. :)

      My heart sings when I hear someone finds their way home.

      I hope everything is going good and if you need prayer or anything I can do, just let me know child of God. I love our Father very much, and He loves you, which is why He spoke to your heart through Jesus.

      God bless you always,

      -v7

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      stephen kalu 

      6 years ago from Nigeria

      The best thing that can happen to any livilng human being is to accept Jesus christ as your lord.He will wright all the wrongs in your life.

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Micky Dee. I send you love and to all of our brothers and sisters too.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God is a benevolent God! If not- what;s the point? Jesus said THIS LAW I give you is above all laws. "Love one another!" This LAW is more important- "love your sister and brother as thyself!" Let's do this Chris Eddy! Let's you and Callmefoxxy and everybody in the world- let's treat each other as we would want to be treated. Let's love one another! God bless you girl!

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      HIGHLY_FAVORED~ I especially appreciate your comment. Thanks.

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      HIGHLY_FAVORED 

      8 years ago

      AMAZING testimony!!

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.

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      Cleweezy32 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Oh my...I love this!!!

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      buddhkist~ I agree with that wholeheartedly. Thanks for your comment.

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      buddhkist 

      9 years ago from State of Somewhere

      Nice story. I know the creator is truly all loving and never vengeful. If that were the case then none of us would even exist. :-)

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      James~ thanks for your blessings. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      AWESOME! Real time testimony! Well God Bless you child and I will pray for you that manifold blessings come your way. Thank you for sharing the most important day of your life.

    • Chris Eddy111 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Eddy111 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks rosariom.

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      rosariomontenegro 

      9 years ago from NEW YORK

      This is important for you, ChrisEddy111, so let me tell you: congratulations!

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