When you share your story, it encourages others in their faith by hearing what God has done in your life!
I committed my life to Jesus Christ on June 25, 1986. That was the beginning of the end, and the start of better days to come, it was the last time I used drugs or alcohol. Many things lead up to that life-changing decision.
I did not see fireworks or anything like that, but I knew in my heart and mind that the answer to my life was Jesus Christ. The Lord gave me back my life, so I decided that it was only right. I lived my life for him.
With all the help and encouragement that I was encouraged by Ron and Sue Sauer, I was inspired to startneedencouragement.com in 2007 to encourage others similarly.
My relationship with Jesus Christ is significant to me because of all that God has taught me and saved me from, I have gotten into a good habit of starting each day in God’s word and journaling for many years now, I also have stayed active in Bible study and church for many years.
I do not believe that just memorizing the Bible is what God wants from us (even though it is essential). But instead, God wants a relationship with us, and that is what I have, which I am so very thankful for. My life still is not anywhere near perfect, but I am far past where I used to be and striving forward to where God wants me to be more and more each day.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!