Bridges of Life

March 24th, 2014

by Daniel Kabunduli Conference Youth President

They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.” John 4: 42

Read John 4: 5-42

Just like the Christians in Samaria, I also grew up from childhood to adolescence believing in the testimonies of a God my parents had presented to me. The testimonies, teachings, sermons and bedtime stories all formed a diet at our home though some of us didn’t totally believe in these.

Each time my parents disappointed me, I consequently lost belief in their God and each time they whipped me, I also doubted their Christianity. I never had a relationship with God save through my parents and I never offered a private prayer save for the one offered in the presence of my parents.

I later moved to a boarding secondary school where Christianity no longer required parents, where fears were faced alone and my whole spiritual diet changed. Within few years I had picked a new life style where drugs, liquor, obscenity, abusive relationships and many more delinquent behaviors were part of the day.

In June 2004 I personally met Christ and established a personal relationship with Him. He became my hope, savior, my belief and it became my Christianity .My parents were no longer my bridge to God, their testimonies and sermons were now just a confirmation of what I had personally met and known - Jesus!!

Over the years I have learned to trust Jesus with my fears, anxiety, joys and promises. Just like the Christians in Samaria, I now believe in this God because I have heard from Him in the bible and have made a personal choice to love and follow Him even in my youth days.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help many young people to build a personal relationship with you. Amen.

Daniel Kabunduli Conference Youth President

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