Spiritual History Essay

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From the earliest I could ever remember, my parents have put me in church and kept me involved. In particular, my family chose to attend Baptist churches. I never fully understood why I was there, although I had thought I knew exactly what I was supposed to do. I assumed that I was a good person and that God was the center of my life. I believe, however, that I was not fully aware of what the concept of God really was. By the time I was teenager, while I was not completely rebellious, I was not living a life representing Jesus win a good manner. As I grew older and matured I began to realize what Christianity was all about.
As mentioned earlier, I practically grew up in church. I went there every Sunday and every Wednesday. The concept of who God was, however, never became a reality to me until I was about 13. I remember being at a church camp thinking I had been living exactly how A Christian was supposed to live. While at the camp, God’s presence, or the Holy Spirit, convicted my heart. I really felt the presence of God that night and from that moment forward I believe Jesus had changed my life forever. Since that defining moment, I have been attending several church camps and going on a few mission trips. While at those camps and trips, my relationship with God has grown exponentially. One event in particular really validated my faith in God. It was an event called Passion, where 66,000 people gathered in the Georgia dome just to worship God and fellowship with each other. God definitely made his presence very evident during Passion and it was definitely a critical point in my spiritual history. After attending this event, my relationship with God has been stronger than ever.
In order to strengthen my relationship with God, I try everyday to read Scripture from the Bible. Other ways I grow with my relationship with God is by having fellowship with other members...

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