Friday, July 15, 2011

My Salvation Story

Well, its about that time again. That's right camp time! To some camp may mean meeting up with old fiends, seeing which church brings the most campers, seeing which church brings the cutest campers or just hanging out and playing games. Now, to be completely honest, I have been guilty of all of this! Camp Sagmount has a very special place in my heart. Not just because that's where my dad and my brother went to camp but because it means something so so much more. I got saved at that camp almost 3 years ago (July 17, 2008). That Tuesday morning the Lord really spoke to me about my salvation. Salvation wasn't really something that I ever struggled with until that day morning. I just brushed off the feelings of guilt and worry and went on with the daily activities. The night service rolled around and before I even stepped foot in the Tabernacle the conviction and all those feelings came flooding in! I couldn't wait for that service to be over. The invitation couldn't come soon enough. At the first sign of invitation I went to Mrs.Eidson and it seemed like we talked for hours! In reality it was probably like 20 min. After we prayed together Mrs. Eidson made a card on me and she handed it to me and she said that she wanted me to give it to my pastor. Even after I prayed for the Lord to come into my heart and forgive me from my sins the devil instantly started fighting. It was no more than 10 minutes after the service that I was struggling with my salvation. I was holding on the my card for the rest of the evening. Already the devil was trying to fight my salvation! It was very difficult for me to go to my pastor and give him my salvation card. Why was it so hard? Why couldn't I just give him the card? The devil wanted nothing more than to see me doubt God right after I gave Him my heart. Well, as the night went on I swallowed the fears and gave it to my pastor. At that moment it seemed as though the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. It was an amazing feeling! I was so happy! Guess what!?! The story doesn't stop here! The same night one of my bestest friends got saved! Amanda O'Dell got saved. She said that she was just waiting for someone else to get saved that she thought was saved and then she would go forward and get saved too! Praise the Lord! No matter what your facing stop. Thank God for your salvation. It's the most precious gift you can receive. If you haven't made this decision find someone who can help you better understand salvation so you too can feel free from your sin and have a story that you just can't keep to yourself!