April 16, 2018

S T O R I E S - W E E K 3

Psalm 46:1-11

Lisa Chenault, grade 8

My family used to attend a large non-denominational Christian church. I mostly just looked forward to the candy they gave us at the end of my elementary Sunday School class. I felt shyly out of place. Maybe there was something I didn’t understand about what church was really supposed to be. I knew Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but something inside me was missing.

My mom decided we were going to return to the church where my parents first attended when they moved to Flower Mound. (I had actually been there a few times as a toddler.) She was determined to find a church where my younger sister and I would find meaning and be able to “plug in.” This new church was FBC Lewisville!

The moment I walked through the door of the 2.10 room, I felt like I belonged. I quickly made many great friends and wonderful memories that sixth-grade year. The next year was my first time attending Revo. On the last night of Revo, we each got to talk one-on-one with our leader. My leader was Marie Webb. One of the first questions she asked me was if I had been saved. I told her I hadn’t, so she asked me if I wanted to be saved. Marie said that if I wasn’t ready, I shouldn’t, but I knew I was ready to live my life for the Lord!

After accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior and asking Him into my heart, I immediately felt like I was seeing the world for the very first time. I was a changed person. I realized I finally found that piece that was missing in my life. Jesus died on the cross for ME, to wash away MY sin, so that I may enter the kingdom of heaven!

I’ll never forget my friend and Christian role model, Marie. She took the time to get to know me and show me the path for which I had been searching. I hope I can be the Lord’s beacon and shine His light through me so I may help others find their salvation through Him. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).