Barbie S.

Barbie S.

from KS
Story #697
I was raised in a church where losing your salvation was a real and present danger, so although I had been saved, then baptized, as a young child, I continued to ask for salvation many times in my youth, believing that I had sinned and lost my salvation. That didn't ever seem right to me, but that was the reality reinforced with the only church family I had ever known. Even very young, I understood I was lacking something and needed Christ in my heart.

My parents were wonderful Christian people, but didn't talk to us much about our salvation--they just exampled what a Christian life should look like, but left the details to our church experience. Because of that history, I never felt sure I was redeemed. However, when I was dating my husband, he went forward at an alter call and was saved, and I 're-dedicated' my life to the Lord, asking Him that if I had never really been saved, that this was the time, and if I had, that I would now dedicate to follow Him as I had not been doing. Following that time, we were married and served the Lord, finding churches that support our belief that you cannot lose a true salvation, and raising our family as believers in Christ, having a personal relationship with him. I serve the Lord and continually thank him for the many blessings he has given us, secure in the knowledge this is not my home--God has a home for eternity waiting for me.