Hello fellow believers in Jesus Christ. It is my hope that all discussions here will be kind to those with a different view of non salvation beliefs. I agree with the creed here, though I am not Catholic. I live for and serve Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I have been a believer for 40 years, though I had a time of departure from a right walk with Jesus many years ago. I have watched the established church fall into much error and the Word of God was brought down to the level of the comfort of the people, who say "prophesy lies".. I ended up leaving the established church, and now fellowship online with like minded believers. I have always considered "the Old Paths", and followed past leaders like Andrew Murray, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon. They preached the truth and I wanted the best God had to offer. I desire only truth, and I welcome the loving correction of a brother/sister in Christ, when needed.
When I was about 26, I was a cocktail waitress and bartender. I spent my off time dancing and singing at local clubs. I had a boyfriend with a "carnal" relationship, I drank when I went out. But one day, the Holy Spirit called to me in my heart. I had gone to church with my grandmother as a child. So I tested God, being an innocent concerning the faith. I said, Ok God, I have a Bible in one of 3 boxes. If You show me which box it is in, I will know this is You talking to me.. I went to the stack of boxes and put my hand into the middle one, and there was my Bible! I was convicted, and wanted Jesus in my life. So I went to the phone book to find a church. My grandmother had been Baptist, so that's what I chose. I went on a Sunday morning and received Jesus Christ into my life with great joy! He instantly changed me and my desires!
I was scheduled to work at the bar that night, but I called my boss and said, I just can't come to work tonight, but I'll talk to you tomorrow. He didn't ask any questions. The next day, I went in and shared Jesus with my boss and told him I could no longer serve alcohol to people. I asked if he could just let me quit right then without a notice. He said he would work it out. I told him how Jesus changed me and my desires. He had a Christian background. He had tears in his eyes and said, You're doing the right thing and I'm really proud of you. He said, That's something I need to think about..
My Christian walk began the day I gave my heart and my whole life to Jesus..
Thank you for listening. My testimony has so much more, but this is sufficient for now..