When I was young, my Mom and Dad taught me about Jesus Christ. I also attended Sunday school regularly. Even though I had so much knowledge about Jesus, I still didn’t know Him well. I felt insignificant to my family even though my parents were always there to explain how much they loved me. It didn’t make sense to me. I was easily angered and short-tempered. There were times I was a grumbler a lot and became frustrated when thing went wrong. I also had insecurities in life. That was why I always wanted to gain approval from other people, especially my parents. I focused all my energies on attaining a higher degree in education. I spent most of my effort and time in my studies in order to feel important. When I got higher grades, I became proud.
God did not want me to remain proud and selfish. God broke the source of my pride in college. He allowed circumstances to happen that made me stop my studies for a year. He showed His authority. His plan is greater than my plans. By His grace, I now understood and realized that God is in control and I am nothing without Him. God showed unconditional love through Jesus Christ, Who died on the cross for my sins. I felt loved by someone who will not leave me nor forsake me.
The Scriptures say in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Jesus Christ loved me so much, He paid the penalty of death for me.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior when I was grade 5. During my early years of being a Christian, I struggled in sharing the Gospel with others because I was so shy and afraid. It was not an instant change of lifestyle, but a long process of transformation. Now, I can confidently share the Gospel because of God’s grace and power in my life. I am now content and joyful of what God has blessed me with. I am also confident and secure in the Lord, sharing His love that I have experienced personally in my life.
I praise God because He already gave me the desire to serve Him through Gospel-sharing. I am also enrolled in GLC2 so I can be more prepared and equipped. I thank God for what He has done for me. I am Devorah Faith T. Padua, once insecure and insignificant, but now secure and loved by God unconditionally. I give back all the glory to God.