Are you a child of God?
March 29, 2009 2:10pm CST
From the time I was a small child I would go to church on Sunday. I remember the church bus picking us up. My mom and dad never went. The only time I ever saw them in a church was for a funeral service. I continued going to church and was saved when I was 16 years old and accepted Christ as my savior. At this time I was a baptist. Due to my desire to be baptised and my extreme fear of water, I converted over to Methodist so that I could be sprinkled instead of dunked for the baptism. Once I turned 18 a major tragedy happened in my life, the man I loved the most on this earth died, my dad. This ended my church life at the time, not because I had lost faith in God, but because I looked for a solution to my grief. this solution turned to alcohol and partying with friends. I was married the first time at 21 and this husband was far from being a christian. So I said my silent prayers to God and let it go at that. Then life continued. Was married again, this time to a man that was an alcoholic. The last two years of his life, though he didn't go to church he found God in a beautiful way. A way that opened my heart up again and through his loss I found the God that I had hidden away for so long. I am now remarried and it is to a Christian man. One who loves God with all of his heart and is not afraid to tell anyone about God. I have started going back to church and it is a baptist church. I was baptised two weeks ago, and its really funny that the fear that kept me away from my upbringing in the Baptist church just seemed to melt away as my husband walked with me into the baptismal pool and our minister had visited us at the house before the actual ceremony. I knew that God and the man that I love was with me during the whole thing and there was nothing to be afraid of. I am a child of God, one that has been hiding my light under a bushel as they say. So for those of you who are like me, if you love someone and they dont care about God, don't let that change the way you feel. To each his own and as for me I always want God to be a part of my life. Before I use to pray mainly when I needed something, now I pray to God to say thank you for the lessons I have learned, the trials I have been through and for giving me a wonderful man to walk by my side in this life. Are you a child of God? Peggy
• United States
29 Mar 09
You're exactly right. God did create us all. Sometimes though we get lost in our own lives and we forget him, set him aside like a prized possession that we don't look at everyday. We know its there, we just don't pay it much attention. So all of God's children need to take him down from the shelf, dust him off and honor him every day. He is the one that gave each of us the life we have here.