- 5 years ago
I went anon for this since it’s personal to me and I just want to get some feedback on my baptism testimony.
I just want to know if it makes sense or if its just a bunch of rambling on.
“But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” -John 11:10
As I thought about how I would write my testimony for today, I remembered this verse I read a couple of years ago and thought: Wow. If I were only allowed a 15 second testimony, that would be it. Most of you don’t know me, so let me start with some background about me.
I’m actually not from _____, I’m here visiting. I’m from _________, and no, I unfortunately don’t know how to surf! J I spent much of my childhood in a car. My family would often travel across the country multiple times a year, sometimes for several months on end. Many of you are probably thinking “What I wouldn’t give to be able to do that! That sounds amazing!” Well, not to a child. After 3<sup>rd</sup> grade, I was in and out of school so much that I only completed 4 years in total from 3<sup>rd</sup> grade to my high school graduation of school that wasn’t interrupted by me leaving on another trip. Day after day I would sit in the car in the seat behind my father who drove. I would sit in my seat, my window open because of the awful motion sickness I have when traveling long distances, and ash and smoke blown into my face from the cigarette he held by the wind from his open window. I didn’t develop proper social skills because I had no friends for years, because I didn’t have a way to keep communication, which molded me into a shy and introverted person who even at the age of 17, hid behind my mom like a small child when someone I didn’t know would try to start a conversation with me. I was technically homeschooled during the times that I was pulled out of school, but I couldn’t actually study in the car because reading makes my sickness worse, so I just stared outside of the window and went a few years without any schooling. I felt so aimless. I wondered day after day, is this really it? I remember a particularly difficult time at the age of 11 when I was so depressed because of the way I was forced to live that I actually stopped eating, drinking, and talking to anyone for 3 days. It was actually during those three days that I started to pray. I did not grow up in a religious family; in fact, my parents always had their retorts ready for situations where it came up in conversation with the strangers we met on our trips. I had no idea what I was doing, I had never prayed before in my life. It was more of a very relaxed conversation similar to one you would have with a friend then a more formal structured one, but it made me feel at peace. I felt like some of that aimlessness that dominated my life was lifted. During the times I wasn’t traveling and was at home, I would spend my days playing video games online, and chatting with friends I had from school and online. A friend of mine introduced me to my now fiancé, who I believe was sent just for me, to help me in my journey to become closer to God. For my birthday a few years back, he bought me a woman’s study bible, I remember I was so excited. We would read together using skype a few times a week, and he taught me about Jesus Christ, and how he died on the cross to save his beloved people. Without him, I would not be standing here today, excited to be getting baptized in the name of the lord Jesus Christ. I would still be struggling without a purpose in my life, or possibly even worse. I still have much to learn, after all this is a life long journey. As I reflected back on my life writing this testimony I get even more excited to refer to that chapter in my life as over, and continue my journey with God and his only Son in a new life, with all of my friends and future family who will continue to help me grow and nurture my faith. If you remember my verse from the beginning of my testimony, here’s a follow up to end my testimony.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” – John 8:12
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