Testimony of Steve Luker
Because I am doing this on-line, I hope you will excuse me for my
testimony being short and to the point.
When I was about 7-9 years old, my dad made a profession of faith.
He said he had been "born again". I don't know if his life changed all
that much, but he became really interested in reading the Bible and
Several times a week, he made the family (my mother, my younger
sister, and myself) sit together and listen to him talk about the
Bible. We sat there and listened to his "sermons" and listened to all
the things that we were doing wrong. I thought I knew a lot about
Christianity. I knew that Jesus Christ was the Savior and all about the
end times. However, I just assumed that since dad was a Christian and I
acknowledged that what he said was true, I was a Christian too.
As I went into my teens, I cared even less about what God wanted
from me and I became more interested in being popular with the people
my own age.
Because I was handicapped (Cerebral Palsy - I am not able to walk or
talk), it was really important for me to be just like the other kids. I
was into pornography, heavy metal, and drinking. (I wasn't really
getting drunk yet.) I was even considering trying drugs. (Sex, drugs,
and Rock and Roll. Hmmm.) I was going to graduate first in my high
school class and I was even being bussed to another school for classes
(harder classes that would challenge me). By the time of my graduation,
my grades slipped so far that I only graduated second in my class.
I had already made plans to go away to college so I could just
party. I registered at a school that I knew was good for partying even
though it wasn't that great for my major. I was all set to get away
from my parents' rule and just have fun.
However, God had other plans for me. He sent a girl into my life. We
started going out. One day, we started talking about religion and I
found out that she was a Christian. I thought that this was great.
After all, I thought I was a Christian. However, as we talked, I began
to realize that I wasn't as knowledgeable as I thought I was. She asked
if I read the Bible. I admitted that I didn't. She encouraged me to
read a little each day. And I saw that I was in BIG trouble because I
had been deceiving myself. I don't know the exact date, but I saw that
I was a sinner and was going to hell unless someone didn't help me.
Finally. I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. All of this
took place at the end of my senior year of high school (until I went
away to school).
A week after I got to college, I found myself unable to drink
anymore (even socially). I got rid of my heavy metal cassettes. Well, I
just became more aware of my sins and slowly got rid of what I saw that
I needed to.
I am still not sinless, but I keep
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus
in mind. It's a slow process, but thank God that He saved me.
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