I accepted, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life at the age of twelve. I will never forget that experience. The youth from our church were attending Christian camp, it was during a late night worship service at this Camp, folk were singing, praying, praising God, and the Holy Spirit filled that cabin. I was so excited about becoming a Christian. After I made my confession of faith, I was told when I returned to tell my home church and others that I had accepted Christ.
My grandmother a Christian and faithful church goer, was the first one I told when I returned home. We were both excited. But right away, she started giving me a long list of things I could not do as a Christian. I must admit, this dampened the fire that had been ignited in me. She never really discussed God’s love or talked about his grace. Eventually, I backslid (I thought) since my grandmother had told me it was a sin to listen to carnal music and dance. As I grew and developed in my relationship with God, I learned that Jesus had a perfect work to complete in me. My righteousness was not the price of my salvation. I could never pay the price, work hard enough, be, good enough to merit the gift of Salvation. I could do nothing to earn salvation; it is a gift from a loving God, not of works that anyone should boast.
God’s gift of salvation is wonderful! It causes wonderful change to come into your life. This change is a process. I want you to know that you can come to him just as you are. God knows you will not be perfect in your walk with him in this life, but we are going on to perfection as we follow Jesus. God sent his Son to be the perfect sacrifice to do for us, what we could not do for ourselves.
All you need to do is accept Him. It is not about religion, or rituals. It’s about relationship!
If you don’t know him, come to him just as you are. It will be a wonderful change, Taylor made for you!!!
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6