Written By: Joceline Sweeney
As I have looked back on my life, I honestly didn’t feel that I had much of a testimony, but as I began to think about what I was going to write for today the Lord showed me that I do have a beautiful story.
His grace and His protection.
My story with Jesus began on a simple afternoon, I think it was a Tuesday. My family had just started to attend a church regularly and that past Sunday a salvation message was given to us little people. I was extremely shy and didn’t really know what to do, but that’s okay because the Lord knew how He wanted our story to start. In such a way that I would remember it for the rest of my life. I didn’t know if we even had a Bible in the house yet, but I knew we had a story book that my mom read to us every night before bed that had pictures of Jesus in it. So I grabbed that big story book climbed onto the coffee table in our living room. I clutched the book close to my heart, closed my eyes and asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and come live inside of me. I know that I really had no idea what that even meant, but when I opened my eyes after my sweet little prayer, even at such a young age, I felt alive! I was no longer alone. His grace and His protection were now with me each step of the way, all the days of my life.
I never really did anything terribly bad, my dad even joked on my wedding day that I was pretty much a model child. I was a rule follower, minus the one time I lied to my parents, I didn’t disobey. So I don’t have a terrific story of God’s redemption, but mine is of His grace and protection. God has watched over me so carefully that even when I wanted something that really wasn’t’ that bad or wrong, He knew what was better for me. He kept me from myself. From friends who weren’t evil, but who wouldn’t have encouraged my walk with Him. To relationships that weren’t wrong but not the one He had planned. He knew what my heart could handle. He kept me for Himself. So I encourage you today to look upon your life, if you too were saved at a young age and don’t really feel you have much of a story, I’m here to tell you, yours may be a story of His grace and His protection. So rejoice and don’t be afraid to share it!
Until Next Time,