One Sunday afternoon, when I was 14 years old, I was sitting in a pew closer to the back at the First Church of God in Jamaica, Queens. As was the custom of the church, they would give an altar call for salvation. Whoever gave their life to Christ after the altar call would stand up and testify that they had given their life to Christ.
I will never forget seeing Timothy a 12 year old testify that he had given his life to Christ. When he did, the only way I can describe it is that scales fell from my eyes and I instantly said within myself, “I want to be saved. Then I said within myself, I am saved.” In that moment, I was enlightened and born again.
Later that night at the First Church of God in Freeport, Long Island, I was water baptized and made a public confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ before family and friends. This was the beginning of my journey with Christ.
30 Years Later!
I never shared this story with Timothy Terry until November 11, 2016 on his Facebook wall as I celebrated 30 years of being saved. He was surprised to find this out and his response was: “Thank you for sharing that brother!!! God has a way of using us at all times when we don’t even realize it.”
Today, Timothy Terry is the married father of four and the Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. All I can say is, Thank you Timothy!
Share Your Story
Why did I share my personal salvation testimony? I had a vivid dream this morning after I asked the Lord, “What do You want to say to Your people today?” I literally saw myself telling this story to a group of people that was surrounding me.
I knew that the Father wanted me to share my personal salvation story as an example to you of what He wants you to do with the people around you. It’s time for you to share your story with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and even strangers. As the scripture says, “The Lord is……not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) It’s never too late to share your story and help bring people into salvation.