As I mentioned last time, John McCallum led me to Christ. I grew up rather timid. That was true of my salvation experience as well as the rest of my life to that point. I was scared to go up front to talk with the pastor. In our church, a person went to the front during a song at the end of the service. Not only did I not go up the Sunday I received Christ, I struggled with it the Sunday after that too. However, my decision to follow Christ was real. I was so hungry for the teachings of Jesus and the relationship that he offered me that I finished my first Bible study as fast as I could. Pastor John was surprised that I was done before my baptism. At that point, my life began to change. I didn’t know it, but God was giving me a type of boldness that I never knew before. Yes, I was still the awkward kid (I still am in many ways), but I became brave and confident where the things of Christ are concerned. Mission trips were adventures. Sunday School was a place of learning and excitement. God was making me into the person He had designed me to be.
What about you, have you had that experience? Have you come to a place in your life that Jesus has changed you? Do you look back now and see what He was doing? What was it like for you?