Accepting Christ

My name is Tim. I was a devout Muslim, but since the past one year I had been extremely unhappy with my faith. The main reason being that whenever I prayed I did not get the consolation that I was being heard. I prayed and prayed and prayed but there was always a void. The God in my old faith was a God of punishment, of laws and of regulations. But then one of the greatest people came in my life and she saw my state of affairs. Instead of counselling me she only gave me a precious little gift, the bible. This was nearly six months ago, but my thirst for Christ and God's love has been increasing ever since.

One day she took me to a church and there I heard an Egyptian guy preaching the gospel. I still was in chains from old faith, but something happened that night, after the sermon I approached him and told him to pray for me and gave up my life to Christ. I am a new Christian, growing in faith and love for Christ, but have not regretted my decision one bit. Although, I know I am going to face persecution soon, when I meet my family and friends, as a matter of fact I have started losing friends already, but something feels right at the pit of my stomach. Something tells me to go on and not fear, and I tell you, God is all about love. I have never cried so much in my whole life as much as I cry in church every Sunday. It is like my heart melts everytime I hear about God's eternal and unconditional love for mankind, in the person of Jesus Christ.

I have many more things to talk about, which I will address later. But as new child of God, I can only say that all of us are blessed to know Christ and I pray for all of those who are searching for peace that they may also feel the love and freedom in Christ that I have experienced.

In Christ.

California State University, Fullerton

Thank you Jesus for Tim ... 2jesus