Kris: My Testimony…

I was a shy kid. One of the misfits who never really felt as though they fitted into the world. My parents went through a drawn out and messy separation and then divorce in my teens that left a number of emotional scars I wasn’t really aware of until much later in life. About 10 years after university I hit a threshold when a long term relationship broke down. It was then that I started to question everything about my life and where I was heading. Until then I had followed the path in life that everyone else around me had taken but it all felt so empty and ultimately meaningless and unfulfilling. I knew I had to find answers because I didn’t want to keep living the way I had been. It was this search and yearning for meaning and purpose that led me to Lighthouse Global and working on my personal development. This work led me into spirituality and trying to find out how to fill that empty space I felt within me. I was initially involved with New Age spirituality, but several years of meditation, a bit of yoga and trying to find enlightenment still wasn’t getting to the root of things…

 

Fortunately I was part of a group of people in Lighthouse who were all on a similar path and who were committed to understanding truth and reality. This journey led to the inevitable question about the true nature of God, exploring the Bible and Christianity. More heartache in my life meant I was open to the Bible where I had been resistant to it before. I previously and naively thought Christianity was antiquated, dogmatic and unnecessary which I look back on with deep shame now. I have to credit Paul (Waugh) for leading me to Christ along with the work of great Pastors and apologists like John MacArthur, Dr John Lennox and Lee Strobel. It was after listening to the Case for Christ one night that it dawned on me that I believed in the Bible and more importantly, I believed in Jesus Christ. I reeeally believed it! So I got out of bed, got on my knees and prayed to Jesus asking Him to come into my life, repenting for how much of an iniquitous and sinful fool I’d been all my life. I felt something change in me that moment and I began to realise afterwards that I was no longer the person I had been before. I was renewed, reborn!