Katie shares her story of how she came to faith.
I didn’t grow up in a Christian household, so I was never sure if there was a god of the universe out there. Even in the fleeting moments while I wished there was a powerful god, he just seemed vague and distant.
Like many, I wanted to seek happiness and fulfillment so a successful career and loving relationships became a means to an end. By the time I reached my late 20s, I had a successful career in investment banking and many loving and caring friendships.
In spite of having abundant material things and loving people in my life, I never felt a sense of fulfillment which I expected to experience. There had been many happy moments, but they proved to be short lasting. There was always the next goal to reach, and it felt like I was chasing after an endless dream. I was perplexed - is there anything out there that could quench my thirst once and for all for an everlasting joy and fulfillment?
I was perplexed - is there anything out there that could quench my thirst once and for all for an everlasting joy and fulfillment?
A friend invited me to a Christianity Explored course. I did not know what to expect.
During the course, I started to read Bible in detail for the first time, and immediately I befriended this person called Jesus. His personality and character really struck me. I was met by a perfect being whom I had never encountered before, his love for people was extraordinary. In fact, he so loved me that he chose to die in my place so that I can approach God with confidence and not be rejected.
I was met by a perfect being whom I had never encountered before
When I whole-heartedly accepted Jesus’ selfless act of love for me, something in me clicked, and the void in my heart which I didn’t realized existed was instantly filled by joy and thankfulness.
Nowadays, no matter how stressful life can be at times, there is always a quiet peace residing deeply in my heart – God is sovereign, ultimately in control, ruling over me and the whole of the universe, and this same God is for me and loves me.
Christianity Explored helps you introduce your friends to Jesus. It's very flexible and can be run one-to-one in a coffee shop, a small gathering in a home or a larger group at your church.
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More inspiring, real-life stories can be found on our evangelistic website, christianityexplored.org/real-life-stories