“By His Grace I am saved, through my
Faith-not because of me, it is the gift of God, not by my works, which I
can boast about.” (Ephesians 2:8,9) I got saved in the year of 2003
after my first child was born. I am reading Bible daily and growing in
the word of God. I really feel bad when I think of the past 27 years,
during which time I was following something not worthy and not true. Now
I feel there is so much in the Bible that I need to fill my heart with.
I pray unto him to give me the knowledge and wisdom in the remaining
days of my life so that I can grow with His words. I want His words to
be written in the tablet of my heart.
The weaknesses in my life I submit before the Lord, for His grace &
power will be made perfect in my weaknesses. Because of his breath in
our body we are living or else we are just a handful of sand. I boasted
about my intelligence & knowledge, but now clearly understand that even
before a thought comes to me he makes known to me about it. In this
world, where things are happening just in flashes, no one ,I say NO ONE
, can give promise as the Living God gives us. He calls us to be under
His shadow. He promises us that no disaster will strike us. And even
when we are posed with a trouble, he comforts us with his word.
When we decided to go to church, he showed us the right place. In my
heart we had the urge that we go to a church where just the word of God
is being preached, so that we could start finding the true meaning of
the scripture. And with His blessing we are here. I am so glad that we
as family are at the right place, where word of God is alone preached. I
didn’t know which book and preachers were right & wrong, I was listening
to messages from the famous personalities. They were doing miracles and
I saw them not praying, I had so many questions regarding the wonders
happening there. But When I read the book of Acts, the Lord laid it
clearly about the false prophets, messages &books. He enlightened me to
believe only on His Book of Living word. I understood not to expect
miracles but to just have FAITH in Him. He is the True Resurrection and
Life. He is the Invisible Image of God. He alone is Our Savior. I want
to be the under the shadow of His wings and grow in His Light. I know
the world and its desires will pass away but the man who does the will
of God will remain forever. I want to live forever, even after death
with Him, eternally.
It was 3 years before, even before I knew the Lord with all my heart and
soul, when we had to visit one of our fellow brothers in New Jersey. He
was one among us working hard for His church there in New Jersey. When
we went to church with him during the service I noticed he was cleaning
and making some arrangements. I was surprised! After the service, when
we were returning home, I told Raj do not work in the church as a
servant. Few months later, when I was growing in the Lord and Lord was
teaching me so much about Him, One fine day Sr. Faye calls me to take in
charge of the nursery. I didn’t want to let go the first work I was
asked by Lord. When I started working in the nursery , I discovered the
truth as Mat 26-28 says “you must be your servant, whoever wants to be
first must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." I will
never be put to shame for I trust in the Lord. When I call to the Lord
God I will be saved from my enemies.
He is the one who came by Water and Blood. This is the testimony of God,
which is great, for it is the testimony given by god himself about his
one and only son. Jesus Christ is the Light; in Him there is no darkness
at all. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone
and the new has come. I cannot enter the Kingdom of God unless I am born
of Water and the Spirit. If I believe and am baptized, I will be saved,
but if I do not believe I will be condemned. When I am baptized into
Christ, I have clothed myself with Christ. I want to live by faith not
by sight. My goal is to please Him, whether I am at home in the body or
away from it. I strongly affirm the scripture “we are ambassador’s of
CHRIST.” We are the temple of Living God. He confirms by saying that” I
will live with them, walk among them, I will be their God and they will
be my People.” I have been so heavy for past few days when I was reading
the book of 1 John & Ephesians. Oh Christ in heaven, how wonderful you
are for a fool. I am growing in His knowledge I am proud about. I
do not boast in anything except in the cross of our father Lord Jesus
Christ. Amen. As the words of Ephesians 5: 8 says for you were in
darkness once, but now you are Light in the Lord.
The place where I live now, there are 80% of Indians. But I have no
fellow believer. I am praying for it. And I trust He will bring someone.
Few friends from a Hindu background were laid upon my heart and He made
me to pray for them. He is the Lord who makes streams run through the
rocks, and through me He has planted the seed of word. He is the
gardener. He will let the seed sprout and grow luxuriantly. We need to
pray for their salvation.
“The time has come,” Jesus, said, “ the kingdom of God is near. Repent
and believe the good news!” The good news is I am being baptized in the
name of our Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. Being a Human, I have
committed sins. Some of them I have done knowingly and most of them
unknowingly. I come unto the Lord to forgive me for my sins. I want Him
to cleanse and purify me. I want Him to blot out my transgressions. I,
now, believe with his blood we are victorious. Godly sorrow has made me
to repent and be baptized. For in godly repentance alone I have
salvation & this alone will leave me with no regret. I am not saved
because of my righteousness, but because of His mercy.
the day of my baptism, for my salvation I confess with my mouth, “Jesus
is the Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Rom 10:10 says, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are
justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
Please keep me in your prayers.
God bless you and keep you.
Amen. (Baptism Testimony By Triveni)