What was life like before you met Jesus?
I searched for happiness in material things, but they never gave me joy. I constantly wanted to feel in control of my own life and thought I could plan everything out. I realized that I could only count on Jesus to be there for me.
How did you meet Jesus?
I don't think any specific event turned my eyes to Jesus, but more of the snowballing of smaller things. Growing up in a Christian environment I thought that I knew God and was close to Him. It wasn't until a few years ago that to be the kind of Christian I truly wanted to be, I had to have an actual relationship with Him and I realized that I was offered that relationship in Jesus. Not a relationship where I only pray every few months, but one that I could talk to as a father and friend. A verse that helps remind me to be close to God is James 4:8, "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
After being saved by Jesus, what is your life like now?
God has met many of my needs in many ways, but the ones I can think of the most are the people in my life. God has surrounded me with family and friends who have always provided answers and paths for me in my life. Isaiah 41:10 is a verse in the Bible that I constantly think about whenever I feel far from God. It says, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."