This week it will be my 20 year anniversary of the moment I found God in my life and also 20 years of knowing I can receive spiritual enlightenment to help guide and direct me.
Oh! How I have needed that in my life!
As I am also 40 years old it means I have now lived half of my life without God and half of my life with God. There is a big difference between each of those 20 years!
I have shared previously here on my blog about my personal experience of finding faith.
You can read about how I grew up with no religion and then decided to join a church HERE.
I have also shared a little about being a 'Mormon' HERE.
It has been 20 years since I had two young men wearing black name tags knock on my door and ask me if I was interested in learning about Jesus Christ. Oh! How grateful and thankful I am to them that they put up with the rejection, criticism and anger of many other people to finally find me...who was lost and needed spiritual direction.
Since making the decision to be baptised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my life has taken a very different course than it would have had I chosen not to commit my heart to God.
Because of that one decision I have found hope and healing in my life, I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, I know that Jesus Christ is my Saviour, I strive to live a more Christlike life in my every day activities, I was able to serve a full-time mission for my church and met so many wonderful people from different religions and backgrounds, I met my husband who is the love of my life, I have wonderful sons and daughters, I know more about who I am, where I am going in life and what my purpose is here on Earth.
I now look at my life differently and can see how and when God has blessed me. I also now know how to pray and what a change that has made to who I am and how I parent my children.
I know that no matter what I am struggling with that God is there for me and will help me.
That help may not come in my timing but it does come when I need it the most.
I have so much more to learn about God, Jesus Christ and about myself. I am thankful I have this gospel knowledge in my life and look forward to many more years of spiritual enlightenment.