Lane Wilson

I was born in Texas in 1965 to a Christian mother and father and the brother of two older sisters. I grew up knowing who Jesus is and I spent many years attending church. To me, church was more of an activity or social function and seemed to cause me to put Christ in a box that I pulled out and talked about on Sunday. Back then I didn't make the connection that it had to be a personal decision to really know Christ as my savior.

As a youth I searched to fulfill my own desires and didn't think much about Christ or eternity. I did things to please myself without considering the consequences of my actions. I was driven by selfish motives. At age 14 I went to a Christian summer camp and was lead to a personal decision to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. Even though I made a commitment for Christ, I didn't allow it to change me. I continued to live a self-centered life full of self-destructive actions. I look back now and realize how destructive and wrong my actions were. My actions not only hurt me, but those around me. As the Lord began to convict me of my actions and expose the sin in my life, there began a slow change in my heart. With the change of heart came a spiritual maturing in me that replaced the selfish thoughts and actions. The more I matured the more I felt the urge to know Christ more and to study His Word and the greater my faith became.

In 1992 God called me to a deeper commitment to Him and a public display of this commitment. I was baptized and confirmed my faith in Christ publically in a small Baptist church I attended. Because of this growing faith I have been able to withstand many struggles in my life and make good decisions for me and my family. With each of life's struggles, God has walked me through and revealed a deeper understanding of what faith is. I have learned that if I stay steadfast in pursuing and focusing on Christ, all things work out for His good which results in my Joy and peace in life.

One of my favorite go to Scriptures that I keep in my heart is 1 Corinthians 10:13. "No temptation has overtaken you but such is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it".