I wish that I could say that I gave my life to the Lord early in life and how I lived my life in communion with the Holy Spirit. (This is the kind of testimony I think as Christians we should be exalting, not just the dirty sinners’ past or some famous sports person and how God cleaned them up.)
Don’t get me wrong, I praise God for what he has done in my life and I’m more than ready to tell people my testimony. But, some people who gave their lives early in life to the Lord, they don’t feel like they have much of a testimony since God didn’t pull them out of the muck and mire of this world and gloriously & dramatically changed them. (As if their testimony is boring and not so glorious.)
Actually, I think God should be praised just as much, if not more so for preserving and keeping these people from a great sinful life, (those who trusted in Jesus early in life.) After all it’s not about how much sin you had before turning to Jesus that gives you a testimony or God glory!
There should be an advantage and peace available to them, because of the presence of God in their lives, that others are missing out on. (Or, why present the Lord to our children, if there’s nothing better for them in life?)
Why is it we tend to exalt the prodigal or some celebrity that turns to the Lord late in life and not exalt those who God calls early in life?
I’d like to hear about God’s keeping or preserving ability, how he can correct a person’s moral compass early in life, not just how he corrected it for those later in life. (Sure, I can tell you how poorly I lived my life with a broken moral compass, but what about those who lived their lives for Jesus from an early age?)
Is there anyone out there that knows what I mean; and can I get a witness?