God saved me from a life of head knowledge…well, let me explain.
I was born and raised in a Christian home where I went to church each and every Sunday of my life, unless I was sick. When I was five years old during my church’s revival service, my mom had asked me if I wanted to be “saved”. I said yes, I was baptized and I was presented a Bible.
But I was a false convert, and I didn’t know it!
I went obliviously through the motions of church, attending Sunday school and bible study and whatever else. I was an usher and the director of the youth choir. I learned about Jesus, but I never understood what He had done. At school, I tried not to misbehave and I was spoken really well of. I didn’t smoke, drink, cuss or have sex.
I was a good boy. A goody two-shoes. I was a suck-up.
Don’t even get me started on my prayer life!
When I came to Liberty University, I was hit by a weekend of conviction. My evangelism class talked about “wasted potential.” All Night of Prayer was the next day; people were worshiping God and I wondered what was missing in my life. Campus Church on Sunday, Johnnie Moore talked about “never giving up.”
Monday night brought Spiritual Emphasis Week and there my conviction was confirmed. Clayton King talked about having a genuine relationship with Christ and while he was preaching, I heard a voice saying:
“If you keep going at this rate, you’re not getting into heaven.”
That rocked me. That night, August 31, 2009, I gave my life to Christ. My religious life was over and an intimate walk with Christ was born! Hallelujah!!
I love Christ because He first loved me. I may sin and fall short, but He still loves me and His grace ever abounds!