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I have a GREAT NEED for Christ;
I have a GREAT CHRIST for my need-
- Charles Spurgeon
I began my Christian walk at a very young age since my parents were Christians and active in their church it was almost like I had no other choice. But, I did. No matter how much my parents loved me, they cannot save me nor can they make me become a Christian or get saved. All they can do is expose me to Christianity and try to live the example- which is something they did.
Growing up, I was a church organist where I played for many worship services, revival meetings, weddings and a few funerals. I loved the music of the church. I went away to a Christian college where I learned there is more to the Christian life than what I learned in the early years of life.
While in college, I grew concerned that I wasn't really saved the first time at the age of 6, so I rededicated my life to Christ and began a new journey.
After college, I returned to the area where I grew up as I had a part-time job in my field of study and was going to work until it became a full-time one. To help a friend with the church he recently became the Pastor, I accepted the church organist position.
As I've gone through life, I can't say that I've always known that God was there at particular moments though there are plenty of them where I knew He was. However, I know with no doubt that God has always been there. As there is no way that I could have ever planned events in my life to turn out as they did.
My wife and I went through about an 8 year period where we cared for our parents medical care and the like. There were hospital emergencies, serious medical issues, and at least one death a year. For a while, I began thinking "who's next?" It was the most trying time of my life and, sometimes, my marriage. However, there is no way I would ever want to go through those years without Christ in my life. He didn't make it go away but allowed me to learn more about Him and how He cares for us. The peace, love and comfort that passes all understanding is well beyond my comprehension and ability to even explain- but as the song goes, "I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now!"
Throughout my life, I have seen where I have needed Christ. From just to have Him in my life- to at the controls so He is orchestrating life- not me. I would mess things up horribly.
I am thankful for parents, family, friends, and church members who took the time to introduce me to God's Plan of Salvation- His Love for me.
Have you met God? No, I mean really met God? Not just said His Name or talked to Him when you needed something. Have you had a serious prayer with Him about His Plans for you and about Salvation? If not and you want to learn more, you can visit Peace With God or read through this graphic which explains the steps to Salvation and to get to know God!
|(C) Allen Pearson|
I pray that you too will find God!