Sunday, November 1, 2009

12 years ago....

It was exactly 12 years ago on Friday that I gave my life to Jesus. I was laying on the couch in Sara Frantz's living room. I had been going to a Bible study for about a year and attending Milford Christian Church. I had spent a year learning, questioning, fighting, searching, and growing. I don't think I will ever forget the final statement that turned the light on in my brain. Sara looked at me and said, "Let's say you accept Jesus, he isn't real, you die, and rot 6 feet under for ever. OR, let's say you accept Jesus, he is real, and you spend eternity in a place noone can even imagine." I let that all sink in deep and was silent for about 10 minutes. Finally at 4:00 am on October 30, 1997 I gave my life to Jesus. It was the turning point of my heart and soul.

It's absolutely crazy to look back over the 12 years and ever fathom having spent the previous 17 without Jesus. I grew up in a great home, with loving parents, good morals, and was overall and pretty good kid. But, there was an incompleteness....something was missing.

Jesus is my all. I have grown so much over these 12 years that it blows my mind. I would not and could not be doing what I am today if it wasn't for the relationship that I have with Him.

I don't know if you remember the exact day, hour, or minute that you proclaimed Jesus as your Lord for life. Regardless, I would love to hear your story. It is always so encouraging to me.

Be blessed today knowing that you belong to the King of kings!

Jesus, thank you for rescuing me in all my stubborn-ness. Thank you for calling me your own. Thank you for using some pretty awesome people to get me where I am today. I love you!


  1. Amazing memory! I don't remember dates, but I do remember HOW! An ex-hell's angel came to the school to talk, It was my freshman year. he was going to be at Calvary that night sharing more of his story. His story really stuck in my head and I BEGGED my mom to take me, my parents were divorced and I remember calling my dad and asking him if he would come too. He still says he will not enter a church until he's dead.... thats a whole nothing story! Anyway, listening to this guy, Barry Mason's story, I was amazed. If God could protect him from all that he endured, surely that God would protect me from the hassels of my teenage years! I gave my life to Him at an alter call, tears spilling, everyone asking me what was wrong, and I couldn't even speak.... it was a total holy spirit moment!

  2. Amy I have chills and tears! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing. I LOVED IT!!!!