This Is a Story All About How (#1)…

I have been battling over whether or not I should do a series of key events in my life. I must have lost the battle, because here I am. I am not a famous guy. Outside of couple thousand people that might remember who I am when you add up all the churches I have served, I am little known (and that’s okay). Approximately 1,500 people follow this blog, so my prayer is that something from the story of my life might be a blessing.

The earliest key moment in my life was that of salvation, giving my heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. My parents grew up in different denominations and could not decide on mutual church ground. They did agree that they wanted me to attend Christian school. Because of the influence of Christian teachers and the daily presentation of the gospel, God was preparing my heart for the moment I would give my life to Him. I responded after a chapel service at school. I did not know what I needed to say, but I knew I needed what the chapel speaker shared. So I waited until the service was over and walked to the front of the room where the speaker who was a Child Evangelism Fellowship representative led me to Christ. I will always be a strong advocate for children’s ministries.

This is not a flashy testimony. It is the simple story of a 6-year-old boy hearing the gospel and responding to the work of the Holy Spirit in his heart. You may think that you needed to commit a long list of horrible sins in order to have a fabulous testimony. God will save any repentant sinner. You can have what some might consider a clean past, or you may have a life full of filth. One of my favorite songs says, “Broken hearts, broken lives, He will take them all.”

I can assure you that I will be addressing some interesting topics for however long God allows me to stretch out this series. This will be living proof that God can do extraordinary things in an average life. That’s the story of me!

7 thoughts on “This Is a Story All About How (#1)…

  1. Amazing! Every single salvation is a miracle. Not only a miracle but THE biggest miracle God does. A wound, a broken arm, cancer…these are things even doctors can heal – but a wicked heart, no one other than Jesus can redeem! I’m looking forward to this series!

  2. Great post Matt! Have a sense now for how and why you became a minister. And an impressive dedicated one at that to Christ. All who follow you are all the better for it.
    -Alan

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