I’ve always grown up in a God fearing home. I had a wonderful childhood and I always knew that my family loved me deeply. I was always a good kid who never really got into a lot of trouble, but that wasn’t because of God. The reality is I didn’t really care about God or what He said; I simply cared about my appearance and not disappointing my parents. Throughout elementary school I was a good kid, but my sinful matured started to become more blatant as I entered into middle school. I was a good person at church and my Christian school, but when I came home I didn’t care about the act anymore. I was consistently disobedient and judgmental throughout middle school and into high school.
Thankfully though things started to change the summer after my freshman year of high school; I specifically remember high school ski trip that March. Mike Little was preaching on the topic of devotions and why they were a necessary part of a true Christians walk with the Lord. I remember thinking to myself, maybe I should try this out and see if it makes sense. I don’t remember a specific moment that I was saved, but there was a gradual change in my thoughts and in my actions. I started reading the Bible frequently and it came alive. After that ski trip my view of God and His word did a complete 180.
Throughout the rest of my high school years and into marriage I have seen growth that can only be attributed to His work. In some of the darkest times, He has been my rock. Looking back on the trials in my life I can see Him working through them to mold me and shape me into the servant that He desires me to become. I thank the Lord every day for His mercies and blessings in my life.
Redeemed By the King