A Testimony of Praise

I am Valeska Lingenfelder. I would like to share my testimony.

So... I heard Bible stories from a very young age. And I know I loved hearing them.

When I was 5 years old I started having questions like: "When I die, where will I go?" Or "how can I get saved" and other questions like that. Once I heard someone preach. He said we should open our hearts to Jesus, who is knocking on our hearts door. I remember so well,like it was yesterday. That I put my hand to my heart and "opened" my door to Jesus. And at home every morning I would pray to God that he would save me. Then my mother told me I did not need to pray that every morning. Because Jesus was already in my heart. So now I was trying to be good, and live right. I guess I was growing in the Lord a little . But I was very young and did not understand much.

With 9 I had sins in my life. I did not realize that I was sinning against God, yet I knew what I am doing is not right. I kept it secret, till I one day decided I would tell my mother about them. And she told me I was sinning. I realized I was a sinner and needed help. And I stopped. Not immediately, in fact I struggled. But at last I conquered. But I am glad to say that God did it. It's because of Him I stopped. And I praise Him.

In that time I also memorized many songs. They blessed me greatly and still do now. I believe that part of what made it so easy for me to confess Jesus is my school Bible. It blessed me then, and still does today. It helped me grow and still does today.

When I was sure I was completely pure, I wanted to be baptized. I felt sure it was the right thing to do. So with 11 years I was baptized. So now I live a new life with my Saviour.

"He brought me out of the miry clay He set my feet on the rock to stay, He puts a song in my soul today. A song of praise. Hallelujah!!!"

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