My dh, TT1106, asked me if I would post my testimony, so here goes:
When I was 6, I knew that Jesus had died on the Cross for our sins, my mom and dad had read to me from a children's bible and taken me to church regularly. I remember praying with my mom and asking Jesus into my heart. I grew up in church, attended youth group, sang in the youth choir, was baptized at 8 and again at 16, and though I tried to obey God's commandments, I walked as the world walks in many ways. I got married, stopped going to church, and really lived according to the flesh. I did many things that someone living with the Holy Spirit inside of them could not do......
I went back to church in my 30's and got involved in bible study and took our children to services. God's word rained down on me and began to chip away at my hardened heart.... I became broken over much of my sin, but I still refused to repent of some of the more "choice" ones. I was still living for me--but trying to fit God in there somewhere. I began to pray for God to save my atheist dh. (Remember, at this time I thought I was saved)
My husband and I moved our family to KY. Our oldest daughter was out of control, so dh decided to take the entire family to church. We became members. A good friend invited my dh to go on the Emmaus Walk. God met him there and changed his life (and ours) forever. He came home a new creature... I saw the changes in Him, I went on my Emmaus Walk.... that weekend I surrendered every area of my life to Christ.... repented and turned from all my sins... and He made me a new creature. He continues to chasten us, but we delight in it now... He is Lord of our lives.... nothing and no one is above Him. I am a slave to Christ.
Ironically, it was a You Tube video by Paul Washer that God used to convict me most of all.....
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Do I still sin? Absolutely... but now I am intensely bothered by it... I am quickly convicted and repent... I no longer leave the bible sitting until Sunday, but daily am in the Word, and will shortly have read the entire bible for the first time (but definitely not the last)
The biggest difference is now I no longer want to live for me---I want to live for HIM each and every day!