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Pam Carnahan

April 6, 2024

John 11:27, English Standard Version

“She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.’”


When I was a young girl, about 6 years old, I was dropped off at church along with my brother. Mom would stay for church sometimes, but not often. That is when I actually fell in love with Jesus. I loved hearing about Him and singing wonderful songs about Him.


I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was ten years old at Bible School. I had no idea what I had done but, I knew it was a good thing. I was so excited I tried to get my friend to do the same thing. She was not ready at that point and did not think going to the sanctuary and kneeling at the altar was a good idea. She did go but it was not a good thing for her.


I had no idea at that time how that decision to follow Jesus was going to affect my life.


I was only ten years old, so I had not committed any great and horrible sins yet. Looking back over my life from my sixty-three years old eyes, I see that He was there with me all along the way. So many times, He was there when I didn't know I was in danger. I know that the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear and helped me make decisions that kept me from many temptations, sins, and danger. I am in no way perfect or even close. I do sin. I don't want to but, I am human and just like everybody else I have many faults and fall into sin and temptation. I know that my God will forgive me if I ask Him for forgiveness.


Many times, when I needed to make a decision, I would ask myself, is it going to please God? What would Jesus have me to do? Will life be better or worse for me if I don't do “the right thing”?


Jesus has been with me when I have been fearful, when I have been very sick, when I have been in situations that I had no idea how to handle. He has not failed me! The Lord has also given me many blessings. So many blessings I could never count them all. God is a good, good Father.


I began to pray at around twelve years old that God would give me a good husband. At that point I had not realized that my husband should also love the Lord Jesus. God knew though. He gave me the most wonderful man as my husband. This man is perfect for me!


God is so good!


I know there have been times when God has sent His angels to watch over me and over my family.


I know He hears my prayers, and He answers them. Not always the way I want them answered, but in the best way. He is far wiser than I am!


God has sent His one and only Son to this dark and sinful world to save one such as I! It is only by His grace that I am worthy to be called His child. He loves me. He chose me. He thinks I am worthy to belong to Him.


Choosing to accept Jesus, the gift that God gave to us (to me!), Is the best decision of my life!

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