When I moved to Lincoln, I identified as a Christian but I was in a VERY bad place. My whole life was a “do what you feel” kind of life. It was very selfish and self-centered. As much as I sang and said God was the center of my life, I never really desired Him.
Before I moved, I remember asking God for a church I could consider family, a place where I could be involved and serve, and a place I could grow deeper in my relationship with Him. God is so faithful, He answered that prayer in such a short amount of time that it scared me when I realized how real it all was.
Now I desire to know God, obey Him and walk with Him before anything or anyone else. I don’t think I could say this before I joined Candlewood. This has been a huge change in my life, and it is still ongoing and requires faith. There have been challenging and emotional times, but I would never give it up for anything.
I don’t think I would be who or what I am now without the people God has placed in my life. When I am too weak to remind myself of His truth, love, and grace and to look to the cross for hope, the family of believers will do it for me. By God’s grace, I am confident that I can finish this walk with Him.