Jesus as my Lord and Savior by Paige Adams
From seeing snow flurries fall from the sky for the first time in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico, to going to Disney World with my family, I’ve seen and experienced some pretty amazing things in my life. While these are fun and exciting events, there’s something even bigger and more impactful that I have experienced, and that was accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior. For the past two years, I have been doing everything I can to find my way to God, and it is only until recently that He has found his way to me. I would consider myself to be a “facts” kind of person, so I tend to be skeptical when it comes to things such as religion. I also like feeling like I have a sense of control in my life, so I’ve always felt it difficult to be able to give up that control to some being that I can’t even see. Well, about a month or so ago, I was drawn to read some excerpts out of a daily devotional that I was given for Christmas. After a while of flipping about the pages, I landed on one that read this: “Such complete and utter confidence in Me has been your goal for years, but you continue to struggle with this. The main culprit is your mind’s ravenous appetite for understanding, fueled by a strong desire to feel control in your life. You want to trust me wholeheartedly, but you feel stuck.” I was in complete and utter shock. It was as if He were talking to me Himself. He knew exactly how I was feeling, and He knew the exact words to use. As I read it over about 20 more times, His voice became clearer and clearer, and I knew in that moment that God had found his way to me. It was from that moment on that I had fully accepted and let God into my life. Even in the short time that He has been present in my life, the Holy Spirit has led me to make some life-changing decisions, and I have already began to see the positive impact they have had on me.