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And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
Why Joshua 24:19?
I chose this verse as I want to remind myself that no matter how good I am, no matter how zealous I am in God’s service, I cannot serve the LORD. How often I do things in my own strength and enthusiasm! I cannot serve the LORD! Not in my own strength. LORD, may I solely depend on You for strength to serve You!
“I want to wear my life in HIS SERVICE, and for HIS GLORY.”
Before I was saved, I was already in Maranatha Baptist Church, but then I did not fully understand about church and simply went there looking forward to play, laugh, and have fun with my friends. I tried to the best of my ability to be a good boy, but was never successful because I did it in my own strength. (At that time I did not understand the importance of salvation and what it meant to me) I now realize also how that no attempt to be good or righteous in my own strength would ever be successful for I am a sinner. Romans 3:10 reads, As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. Furthermore, Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
On April the 7th, last year, I got saved. During the early morning devotions, my father clearly explained to me the plan of salvation, how man fell into sin, and how God sacrificed his only Son, the Lord Jesus to come to earth and die for my sin. My father then asked me if I was saved. This was a real question for me: Am I saved? I knew I had prayed the sinner’s prayer a few years back, but looking back, I hadn’t fully understood salvation before I got saved. It was then, on then, on the 7th of April, 2007 that I prayed the sinner’s prayer and accepted the Lord. I am very sure of my salvation as Romans 10:13 states, For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
After I was saved, Jesus Christ took control of me and I found strength in Him to resist temptation and to follow the right, for example, telling the truth and not lying even though I might get into trouble. I also read in Acts 8 of the Ethiopian eunuch, how he said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? These words touched my heart and I decided to be baptized. Baptism is also a biblical command, and I want to be in accordance with God’s Word and at the same time serve the Lord more effectively in the church.