Here is mine and I hope you add yours below. I was Born in Southern California in the suburbs North of LA in what now is called the OC. Matter of fact we lived not far from Disneyland, about 20 min drive. We were upper middle class on what I always say a lower middle class budget. Dad tried his best and we lived in a nice area. I subscribe to the theory that my Spirit was wounded at a young age like happens to many of us. The enemy wounds our spirit and we start to think negative thoughts of ourselves. Don’t get me wrong I grew up in the church, United Methodist to be exact. But it wasn’t enough to offset the wound and the hurt.
As my teenage years approached I was bombarded from many directions to try weed and alcohol and not being strong enough in my Faith I gave in. This started many years of parties and yes at times minor scrapes with the law. That’s when I realized that this life was going nowhere fast and a friend of mine was already going to Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa. He asked me to go and check out a band that was playing there. Here it was 1982 and searching for a change when Pastor Chuck Smith (please pray for Pastor Chuck as he is battling lung cancer) spoke these words, for those of you who need a change and don’t know where to turn, come to Jesus. That night I did, I came to the front of the church and Pastor Chuck prayed over me and I asked God into my heart, I immediately felt the Holy Spirit pour down on me and I felt the most amazing feeling I ever had. I was Born Again!
Many years later I attribute that night, being saved, to changing my life forever. After that and I joined the Army and worked for the government for many years and now am seeing my family come to the Lord. Praise God! I hope this story inspires and uplifts others to share their testimony so we can all learn from each other and praise God together.
Whats your Testimonial?