Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Story

I became a Christian in college. Growing up I had a knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ. I had gone to church some and learned the stories of Noah, Moses, the birth of Jesus, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.

I was a pretty happy go-lucky kid. Nothing really rocked my boat until my senior year in high school when my Dad passed away. You see, I was Daddy's Little Girl and derived a lot of security from that. So when that happened I started searching for something to fill this void in my life.

Like I said, I grew up with a knowledge of God. So when I went to college at Texas Women's University and was going through Rush, I prayed that God would help me choose the sorority He wanted me in. So I pledged Alpha Gamma Delta. My freshman year I was enjoying everything my sorority had to offer: friends, parties, drinking, etc. Then came my sophmore year. I was realizing I was wanting something more. I thought I needed to go to church to get my life straight. Well it did not happen. So my Spring semester, there was a girl who worked with Campus Crusade for Christ who wanted to start a Bible Study in my sorority. So at that point in my life, I was eager to do it.

Through this Bible Study, I learned what it meant to be a Christian and that I could have a relationship with God. I learned that God loved me and wanted me to have a relationship with Him. The problem was that I am a sinner and separated from God but He provided a way so that I could have this relationship with Him. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for my sins and to bridge the gap that was between me and God. But in order to have this relationship with Him, I have to individually accept Jesus as my Savior and Lord.

I knew some of this before but did not know I could have a relationship with God through what Jesus did for me on the cross and accept His payment for my sins. But when I heard this, I knew this is what was missing in my life. So I accepted Jesus' payment for my sins and made Him my Savior and Lord!

My life has not been the same since!

What's your story?


Aimee said...

Gosh Leigh, we are very similar. My dad died the end of my freshman year in college and I was Daddy's little girl too. It rocked my world. I got involved in CCC in the Spring of my sophomore year too! Although I knew the Lord as my Savior, I finally began to understand what that all really meant.

{ Kiddos & K9s } said...

it's one great story of God's love... thanks for posting this! Good to remember how my friend came to know the Lord.

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting this Leigh! I love hearing how people have come to know the Lord. He's so good!