Here is my written salvation testimony:
Thank you for sharing some of your valuable time with me in considering my salvation testimony.
One of the interesting aspects about my salvation is the fact that I wasn’t raised in religion, (nor did God save me in religion). And in the mid 1980s when I was a young adult, God impressed upon my conscience that I needed to be saved. Not knowing much about religion, I got involved with a charismatic assembly. But the whole charismatic experience proved to be a false start, because I burned out of the whole thing and I abandoned God for over two decades following.
Then in 2012 (when I was 47 years old), God powerfully (internally) called me during my rebellion against Him, and my greatest fear at that time was that I couldn’t be forgiven for all of my evil. Over and over again, my conscience would be flooded with my sin-guilt & I had a craving to be right with Him. In response to these thoughts, I would frequently pull off the highway, go put my face to the ground, and beg God to please forgive me of my sins & to please save me. (That went on for several months).
So one night while I was all alone driving on the grand parkway in Katy Texas, the Spirit of God gave me relief from my sin-guilt. The meaning of Colossians 2.13 (in regard to all of my trespasses being forgiven) became real to me.
And when God’s grace came alive inside me that night, I literally screamed in an explosion of relief, (something like)…”I’m forgiven!!! I’m forgiven!!! I’m really and truly forgiven!!!” As I jumped up and down, banging on my truck’s headliner. Oh the relief to personally know God’s forgiveness when you’re carrying a load of guilt is indescribable!!! And that particular night is the point at which I have known for sure ever since then that God has saved me, and God continues to teach me many things.
And so I now rest in the finished work of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection is the sum-total of my rightstanding with God.
Therefore I thankfully proclaim:
All glory goes to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory goes to me whatsoever.
(I was also baptized by immersion in the early days when God saved me).