My Journey to Christ
I’ve always felt called by the Lord. For as far I can remember I’ve always had a pull towards the spiritual. My 10 year old self would often invite discussions with Rastafarians and Christians in the community on issues of faith and religion.
A major part of these discussions would centre around who Jesus is and whether he is indeed the son of God. I recall wanting to know as much about Jesus as I could.
My teenage years saw me on the periphery of the kingdom. My closest friends were Christians, I would occasionally attend church with my neighbour and I patronised the Inter Secondary Christian Fellowship at my High School from time to time.
Yet somehow I never took the step towards turning my life over to Jesus. I suppose I thought then that I couldn’t maintain the “walk”.
Then came the tumultuous years of early adulthood. I recall one year in particular being on the brink of losing myself. My mother and niece died within a month of each other, later that year my dad was given a serious health diagnosis and a family member was brutally murdered near his home.
All this in the space of six months. I remember slipping into a dark place I never knew existed.
I tried healing myself through new age principles and concepts of the science of the mind. The darkness and emptiness however lingered. My personal life was characterised by sadness and there was no solace in the other areas of my life.
Then one day a thought came to me that I haven’t tried Jesus. The same Jesus I had been enquiring about since I was a little girl. So I sought after Him and He sought after me. I turned my life over to Him and He has set me on a path of healing.
He overcome me with His unfailing love and I’ve been with Him ever since. Though the journey has not been easy, He has never left my side.
Jesus saved me.
Tamara Dickens is a member of the Transformed Life Church in Jamaica where she serves in the Prayer and Production Ministries, and as a Life Group Leader. Tamara is passionate about teaching and sharing the word of God. It is Tamara's hope that all will come into the revelation and knowledge of God and His unwavering love for us.