Tomorrow marks a very important day for me. Maybe the most important day in my life. 8 years ago, just days before I started school I found myself lying down on my bed and being scared of life. Maybe that is a strange for a 14 years old, I don’t know, but that is what I felt. I was scared of life and of death also. It started when I was twelve and since then I started going to my church for an answer ( I was baptized as a baby in an orthodox church), I was involved in the choir and all that but found nothing there. In the same time I started having discussions about faith with 2 of my friends who were going to protestant churches. They introduced me to Jesus and the Bible. Having access to the Bible was revolutionary for me and did not understand why in my church people were not reading it. I went a few times in a baptist church and saw how things were going there – it was very different from what I knew. But it felt right. My parents did not agree though. So I stopped going to church – my old one because I did not find it true and the baptist one cause I was not allowed. But I continued my reading from the Bible and having some fellowship with my friends. Back to where I started, as I was lying down all that I had been reading and all the promises God had for me came alive. And I knew I was sinful and I wanted someone by my side to protect me and oh yeah I did not want to go to hell. So I reached for Jesus that day and asked for Him to come into my life and take the wheel. And He never left me since then.
When I came to Canterbury I knew I could go to the church I wanted to go, and Canterbury Baptist Church opened its doors for me. I also knew that I wanted to get baptized, as a conscious decision in front of the world that I have Jesus as the Lord of my life. So I did this last November. Things went up and down in my life, especially this past year but I always felt Him by my side, encouraging me, being my strength, my air, my living water. And its awesome to know you have a friend in Jesus, a father in God, a counselor in the Holy Spirit.
Many people who know me don’t know these things. And I feel sorry that I did not shout it out for the world to know. But I can do this now. Praise God!
Dead to sin, alive in Christ!
I cried throughout the service. I just couldn’t stop it. But I guess I have a reputation for that 😀
8 years of being really alive. I’m still a child but I am looking forward for my future, here and after this life ends.