I became a Christian through the preaching ministry of Kabwata Baptist Church, particularly through the series in Psalms 1 and 2 sermons pastor Mbewe had conducted. The more he through these sermons, the more my heart was being softened.
I began to see that my life was without ballast and direction. I saw that my whole life was just moving in circles. It was clear that like chaff which has no weight of its own.
When I first started attending services, it was just for the sake of being at church. But after listening to a number of sermons, I started attending church to know more about God and his will and purpose for my life; and what I should do now that I realized that I was like chaff, without a weight of its own. This fact and many others such as the fact that I was alive did not mean that I was luckier; that there is an invisible line drawn; that him who has heard the word and does not do any thing about it will suffer even more on the Judgment Day.
During the Sunday morning service at the end of the Psalm 1 and 2 series, I was convinced and convicted that I was a sinner, that my life was in a bad state and something needed to be done. My conscious was even more troubled when I thought about the fact that everything I had was God’s and yet I disobeyed and sinned against him. I thought about what God has done that no man can do – sending his one and only son to come and die for sinners such as I. This made me realize that my heart was a factory of sin and that I was enslaved to it. I therefore it needed a double cure if I was to go to heaven. At the end of the service, the song leader requested those who had been touched by the sermon remain in their pews and someone would attend to them. I waited a bit but decided to go home. And that day, 1st May 2009 I gave my life to Christ.
The Holy Spirit has continued to convict me of sin and to assure me that truly I have been redeemed and that God has accepted me as his son. I know that I am a changed person as my lifestyle, choices, desires and priorities continue to change. The Lord Jesus Christ is now Lord of my life and the only one who gives true joy and happiness. Amen!