It started back in September, 2007.
My mom was going through the Wordless Book, and when she got done, she asked me if I wanted to get saved. I became convicted, so I said “Yes”. She showed me what to pray, and I trusted the Lord to save me from hell. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
I grew up in a Christian home, but I struggled in many areas for quite a while. I struggled with assurance of salvation. I rebelled against my parents, listening to not good music and looking at stuff I shouldn’t have. I didn’t do my devotions.
I struggled with thinking God couldn’t forgive the sins I had done, even after salvation. I REALLY wanted to do right, but I was doing everything all wrong.
I got assurance of salvation when I read a sermon by Evangelist Bobby Bosler. It says in Acts 16:31 that if I believe, I’m saved! Nothing that I do could take my salvation away (Hebrews 6:4-6)!
I wasn’t surrendered OR depending on Him. I was trying to rely on myself. I became totally surrendered and dependent on Him when I went to Cola Clash+ 2016 at Falls Baptist Church in Menomonee Falls, WI. That was so freeing, just to give it ALL to Him, and to depend on Him to help me live the Christian life! It was also at the Cola Clash+ that I finally got my devotions back on track!
I got right with my parents and finally realized through a friend that God’s grace is greater than ALL of sin, that it’s greater than anything I could ever do! (Hebrews 6:14)
I’ve struggled, I’m not perfect, but now I’m surrendered and depending on HIM to help me, and not myself!