Why I believe
One morning while sitting in church, strange thoughts began flooding my mind. And even stranger feeling came over me and the same words kept going through my mind over and over again.
Something was missing from my life and that voice in my mind kept saying, “you can find peace at the altar in front of the church”.
I don’t remember the day or the month, but I do remember thinking, I can’t walk down that aisle in front of all these people and confess that I’m a sinner. I have too much pride to embarrass myself like that.
I didn’t understand what was going on in my mind at the time but later on I realized that it was the Spirit of God that was talking to me and asking me to repent of my sins.
God loved me so much that he allowed his only son, Jesus to die a horrible death on the cross to pay for my sins. God was extending his love, mercy, and His grace to me, because he wanted to have a personal relationship with me.
The Spirit of God continued to work on me all day until I went back to church that night. I never will forget the long stressful minutes, until the Preacher stopped talking and gave the invitation – I couldn’t get down that aisle fast enough.
I remember that after I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and come into my heart, a peace came into my life that I had never known before.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, there have been a lot of ups and downs in my life but God is always there to get me through them. Over the years that peace and contentment just keeps on growing.
I know for sure that when I die I will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus and be able to see and hold all the people that have meant so much to me over the years.
Jesus loved me so much that He was willing to lay down his life to pay for all of my sins.
Jesus said in John 14:6 -
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