Baptism | Averie Price

Baptism | Averie Price

November 14, 2021 |

What was life like before you met Jesus?

I grew up going to church, but I didn't understand who God was. I was always looking for that greater love in things of this Earth and could never understand why they could not fill me. I dealt with anxiety and an eating disorder. I tried to have control in all aspects of my life. I resorted to my eating disorder because it was the only way I felt I would have control over my own life. I was in so deep that I could see no way out. I was truly lost and did not know where to go from there. I knew I was missing something in my life but could not quite figure out what it was.

How did you meet Jesus?

About 6 months ago, I was in a very dark place and could see no way out. God opened my eyes to the fact that Jesus is the only way. I gave my entire life to Him. I decided to put all of my trust into Him and I knew that He would deliver me from all of my troubles. He delivered more than I could ever imagine. On one particularly rough day, I was reading through Romans and came upon Romans 8:18. It is now a verse that I remember every single day in my life. It talks about how the sufferings that we are going through currently are nothing to be compared to the glory that is going to come to us. When I am going through a tough time, I take a look at this verse and remember that it is all going to be okay because God has me in His hands. I have learned how to fully trust Him in every aspect of my life and it is so beautiful. 

After being saved by Jesus what is your life like now?

I have so much peace in my life. I am completely confident in who God is and what He has done for me. My mental health has improved because I realized God is in control. I am just happy and filled with joy. I've started to share the good news at school events and even on an online platform. I have never felt this much comfort in my life before and it is so wonderful to know that God has me and will hold me for the rest of time. I have been saved by God's grace and I want to publicly show my love for who God is. I want to share His good news with as many people as I can in this life. I now know what my purpose is for this life and know that through God’s love I have been forgiven and I now have eternal life through Him. I pray everyday that others can see this too and know they are never too far gone for His love.