how have you changed

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  1. ckm49er

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    I was thinking today about how I have changed since I was saved, and i just wanted to see how others have changed.

    Let me give you a little background here, I accepted Jesus Christ when I was in the 6th grade but then became out of touch. I noticed that my life began to fall into peices but then some things happend that brought me back into the Light. Since then I have noticed that my life feels... well more than feels it IS more wholesome and my language that I use towards others is so much better than before.
     
  2. Ishouldbhappy

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    I accepted Christ when I was 8 years old and I also feel away. I did not really come back to him until I was 14 or 15. I changed the people I wanted to hang out with what I thought was cool, how I feel about myself and I am a happier person. Because I am no longer fighting God.
    Kristen
     
  3. Bound4Glory

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    I got saved when I was in 7th grade(now in 10th). I didnt really change all that much at first bmainly because I have always "thought" I was a christian so I was always trying to be a goody. Yet I still wasnt liveing my life for God.When I really changed was a little over a year ago, when I surrendered my life to the Lord.I instantly got involed in Church more and became more aware of modesty..I didnt want to do anything but hangout with my new found church friends. I soon started carrying my bible to school. At first I left it in my back pack..then I eventually started carrying it unashamed. that summer after church camp I felt God convicting me about two things.
    (1) was to get baptised(I had been baptist when I was little but not since I truly got Saved)
    (2) Was that he wanted to change my dress.
    Im still not done changing. every time I learn something knew..I change a little.
    I have changed in my attitude, my spirit, my dress, boldness, and even my confidence.
    I praise God every day for not giving up on me through those years I was keeping Him from being the #1 in my life.
     
  4. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    After I got saved it seemed everything preacher preached on was plowing up more sin in my life. I mean I was beginning to wonder who told him about me! I later learned it was the Holy Spirit. Now, I'm so very thankful to have a preacher who isn't afraid to call sin, sin. (I like sin killin' preaching! I have to have it!!)
    The first thing was my temper...which was like an active volcano that could blow at any time at anything. I learned I was to be "slow to wrath" and I couldn't start throwing things and screaming when something upset me.
    God worked some bitterness out, and taught me to respect people, to trust them, and finaly for the first time, to love them. I didn't know how to love people. God taught me to care for people and have compassion.
    Then the Holy Spirit lit into me about biblical seperation. So out went the country and pop music. I tossed out my pants, shorts, and bathing suits...after fighting God about it for almost six months (never do battle with the Lord, you'll ALWAYS lose!) I had to clean up my mouth, toss out books, and stop watching a lot of TV prgrams...that was mainly because of bad language or inappropriate content.
    I had to make some decisions about places I'd go and people I'd go with. I stoped going to movie theatre's, and no more school dances. I quit going places with people I really shouldn't have been around to begain with.
    I had to give up my fear of marriage which was still ingrained in me. God wanted all of me, and I was trying to hold that back. I was so sure I was right, that I'd be just like my mother and ruin my family and I would have died first. I also thought even if I wouldn't eventualy break the hearts of my husband and children, that surely I wasn't good enough for any Christian man, was I? Surely not me! But the conviction was great, and I finaly surrendered, begging God to help me trust.
    God gave me a hunger for His Word, a book I had no interest in before being saved, and gave me a desire to pray...I used to think the Lord would get tired of all my talking to Him. I thought "Surely He's tired of hearing me talk!" but then I foun the verse that says "Pray without ceasing."
    Those are a few changes, but the Lord is still working on me. (And boy, do I need it!) I don't expect He'll finish untill I meet Him in Glory.
     
  5. God'sMusicGirl07

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    I was saved when I was 8. Things really did not change at first because I was an 8 year old how much trouble could I get into? So let's jump ahead a few years to middle school!! That is where it got bad. I was still going to church because my mom made me. I acted like a Christian in front of my parents and at church. However, the pressure to fit in at school was so big I just gave in and followed the crowd. I am not a person who likes to draw attention to myself so on a lot of things that I knew was wrong I just went along with them instead of saying no and having people look at me. Finally, at youth camp God got me and he got me good! After that I went back to me good friends. They helped me to straighten up and they still help me to be good. Church is no longer a chore or something I have to do it is something I want to do and I enjoy going. All you middle schoolers out there keep your heads up and don't go with the crowd. I know from experience it is not a good place.
     

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