When I was a child I went to church on Sundays, attended a religious school, and participated in various church events. I didn’t understand religion. I knew it was something I was supposed to do, but I didn’t understand why. To me, church was boring and unengaging. The only explanation I could find was that it was a sacrifice.
I had no understanding of a need for a Savior, much less, a personal relationship with one. It wasn’t until I was almost 19 that I had my first real experience with God.
One wintry night during my freshman year of college, God reached down and touched my heart. He changed my life in that moment. He opened my eyes to His unconditional love for me. I remember feeling like I had discovered something so incredibly new and wonderful.
After that initial experience I was hooked, but I had no idea how to begin my walk with Christ. I knew very little about Scripture or how to live as a Christ-follower. What I did have was a hunger – a hunger for Truth.
I was ravenous for anything I could get my hands on, namely books. I came across a tiny book of daily devotions which became my daily bread. As a new believer, it introduced me to scripture and taught me how to have a daily quiet time with God.
Thus, my walk with the Lord had begun.
These early experiences are what laid the foundation for my writing. Along my journey, God used books, Bible teachers, writers, mentors, friends, and acquaintances to teach me about Him and His ways.
Years later, He inspires me to write. I write in the hopes that someone somewhere will be touched by something I say. The desire of my heart is for more hearts to be drawn to Him.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”