I grew up in a Christian home where my parents taught me the Bible and encouraged me to continually walk with Christ, and for many years this was what I tried to do. Everything nonetheless changed when I started college. College was one of the busiest times of my life, and, with the large amount of workload I had, I soon started to feel as if there wasn’t enough time in a day to get things done.
As a result of this I started to attend church services less and less each month until I wasn’t going anymore. I started spending all my time at school and started to engage in friendships that weren’t pleasing to my Heavenly Father.
But even in the midst of all this, I could feel Him trying to reach out to me to get me to return back to Him. For some time, I resisted because I wanted to do things my way and wanted to be independent. But the further I ran away from Him, the closer He drew towards me. No matter where I went, I could hear His voice reminding me of the right things to do.
One day I heard the message of Grace and my life was forever changed. It is one thing to be taught that God loves you, and another thing to really understand what it means to be loved by God. “Can I return back to Christ?” was the question I started asking myself. After all that I had done and been through, I didn’t think He would take me back. I was ashamed of myself and didn’t know how to bring myself before Him. But I soon had to remind myself that my God is a merciful God and that He said that I can come to Him as I am, and I should not be afraid.
I am deciding to get baptized because there is no going back now for me. I have decided to follow Jesus for the rest of my life, no turning back. God’s love for me was what changed my life and brought me back to him, and for this reason, I will boast in His love for me.
— Adaeze Amasiatu, Baptized November 2019
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