I heard the plan of salvation presented to me in a clear fashion. I don’t remember much of what was said but I do remember the Holy Spirit moving upon my heart.

Dustin Rogers Testimony

I was about eight years old when I felt the Lord tugging upon my heart.  During a brief devotional at my Christian elementary school, I heard the plan of salvation presented to me in a clear fashion.  I don’t remember much of what was said but I do remember the Holy Spirit moving upon my heart.  I said to myself, “I need to this; I need to accept Christ as my personal Saviour”.  Right there in my seat I bowed my head and asked Jesus Christ to save me.

I really feel like that was the beginning of my faith in God.  That was the first time I had ever experienced the Lord’s tugging at my heart.  But, I did face serious periods of doubt in my life.  I have always been very sensitive to the preaching of God’s Word and on several occasions preachers would seemingly convince me that I wasn’t saved.  I distinctly remember nights in which I couldn’t sleep just lying there hoping that I had said the right words or had done it the right way.  I remember a few late nights with my mom as she patiently went over the plan of salvation with me again and again.  I was simply terrified of dying and going to hell!  But, it was through these experiences that I learned the essence of faith.  We must simply believe that God will do what He says He will do.  So, today I stand here redeemed by God’s grace.  I am 100% sure that God is in my heart.  I believe with all my heart that my name is written down in the Lambs book of life.  I believe in God and so therefore I believe that He has kept His promises to me.  He promised salvation for those who repent, believe, and call upon His name for salvation.  I believe He meant it and I know that He lives within my heart today!  Praise the Lord!

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