I thank the Lord for choosing me to be His child at an early age. I had heard the Gospel many times before but this one day it really came home to me, that even though I was raised in a home where the Word was taught and where church was important, that wasn't going to save me. I realized that even though my conduct may have been good, that wasn't going to save me either. I realized that I was a sinner who needed a Savior. I needed a Savior who had paid the penalty for my sin that I should have paid. I needed to repent and turn my back on my sin and acknowledge Him as Lord of my life. There was nothing that I could contribute. He had to do it all.
I have appreciated so much the input that GBC has had in my life. Ps. 65:4 sums it up for me. "Blessed is the one whom You choose to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house."
I am blessed to come to a church where I can hear the Word taught clearly and accurately. It is spiritually satisfying for me and at the same time brings my focus back to Him. It is encouraging to have conversations with other believers who also love the Lord.
I can truly say with David in Ps. 122:1 "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.'"
I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as a shepherd at GBC.