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My Faith Journey
My faith journey began when I was a young girl living at home with my parents. They loved the Lord and shared that love with me and with my five siblings. Family devotions, church worship, catechism classes, and education with a Christian foundation were extremely important to them. Each week, during the school day, I would walk across the road to a classroom in the basement of my church for catechism class. I still have a couple of those old catechism books. Every once and awhile I read through those lessons. I realize now the impact they had on my faith journey. The “Questions and Answers” I memorized back in my school days are imprinted on my heart today! They guide and direct my whole life. I truly believe that He is the only true God and that I am to worship and trust Him alone; that I am to honor Him, stand in awe of His majesty, and never profane His holy name; that I am to remain pure in thought, word, and deed; that I am to be a faithful steward of all that He has given; and that I am to live in true contentment for all the gifts He has given me (Lessons 33-37). When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?, He replied, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment…” (Matthew 22:36-38).
I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness to me. I am so thankful that my parent’s loved the Lord and made the commitment to teach me, and my siblings, to love and serve HIM. I am so grateful that He sent His only Son to die for my sins. I know “I serve a Risen Savior; He’s in the world today!” And, I am so thankful for the work of the Holy Spirit in my life. I pray that God will continue to give me the strength to live each day for Him.
The catechism references are cited from Compendium of the Christian Religion, Christian Reformed Publishing House, Copyright 1957, pages 49-56. The song, I Serve a Risen Savior, is from the Psalter Hymnal, CRC Publications, Grand Rapids, Michigan.