Baptism | Brett Taylor

Baptism | Brett Taylor

November 14, 2021 |

What was life like before you met Jesus?

It’s funny as I look back at just how clueless I was before I met Christ. I seriously thought all the good things that happened in my life were because of my actions and skill or because of my hard work. When something bad would happen, I thought it was God punishing me for some unknown reason. That sounds so silly as I type this, almost embarrassing, to think I could have done anything without Him. But the accomplishments felt good only for a short time and then they felt empty. Something was always missing.

How did you meet Jesus?

I had reached a time in my life where I had just achieved what I believed to be my ultimate career goal. When I reached the top of that mountain, I looked around and felt lost, not sure where to go next. I started questioning all of my accomplishments and started to realize they were not my accomplishments at all. That was when Christ started revealing his plan to me and my path was made clear. Jeff and Sarah Meyer asked Kim and I if we wanted to start a Bible study group with Matt and Mollie Moses. That was a big turning point in my relationship with Christ. I remember having one of those epiphany moments where I reflected back on all these points in my life and it all started to make sense. The good things that happened in my life were all him working through me and the bad things were also him pushing me back to my intended path. It was all so clear. Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

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

Christ has provided for me in so many ways both at work and in my personal life. He has shown me my purpose. I have found my path and find more joy now in helping others achieve their goals than I do achieving my own. Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”