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My name is Lacey Nevin, and the Christian classes free at Christian Leaders Institute are a blessing. I am 26 years old. I am originally from New York but live in Florida and Colorado with my husband and daughter. Being a Christian leader in my community isn’t always easy, but its rarely verbally confronted. The world we live in now makes it incredibly hard to spread what is true as it definitely doesn’t please everyone and their ways of life.
My parents divorced when I was seven years old. The divorce didn’t appear to be a big deal to me at the time. However, now that I have grown up and look back on the experience, my parents did a very good job of “hiding” the stresses it caused our family. When my parents were together, they were Jehovah’s Witnesses. They had my sister as teens and me in their early 20s. When their marriage started having trouble, the kingdom hall disfellowshipped my parents. That’s when I think I started to have a negative image of religion and “godly” people.
My Journey to God and My Spiritual Dream
While I was in college, I had a strong belief that God wasn’t even real. One of my good friends that I respect invited me to a church service while I was visiting Atlanta. The entire message was on the science of the Bible. He spoke about the actual facts that made me really think that the Bible could actually be real. He said just enough to get me to rethink my thinking. I started to say to myself, “If this could be real, wouldn’t it be smart to at least do everything in my power to figure it out?” I haven’t turned back since.
My spiritual dream is to be a wealth of knowledge so when I run into someone who feels the same way I did about God and the Bible, I can give them the right information to allow them to go home and think about it. Also, I hope that when people meet me and ask, “Why is she so happy?” they can know that that can only come from the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Growing up, emotions were not a thing that our family knew much about. No one cried, no one really hugged. We just knew we loved each other, even though we rarely said it. Our family was close, just not emotional or open to each other about our struggles and our weaknesses. This caused me to be strong, capable, and unwilling to ask or need help from anyone. Not needing help from anyone made life very hard and made believing in our ultimate Helper extremely difficult.
Drawn to Know God and His Reckless Love for Me
My inability to find true comfort and happiness in things and activities is what caused me to find Christ. No matter what I accomplished or what material possession I collected, there was always a void in my life. It was something that I couldn’t put my finger on and caused me to want and need something more and different.
Then, God became real to me once I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. I was 23 years old, engaged to my husband, and coming to a point where the world began to make its impression on me. I feel that my daughter helped save me. The connections and decisions I found myself beginning to make would have caused my life to go down a path of regret. Ego was my biggest issue. There is nothing like carrying a child and delivering a baby that will give you a full dose of humble.
Knowing that God is real and recklessly loves me (Cory Asbury’s song comes to mind), I began to study Jesus, speak to Jesus, and surround myself with Jesus. Once I felt that comfort and happiness I had never found anywhere else, I knew that I was never going back. “No shadow You won’t light up, Mountain You won’t climb up, Coming after me.” (Cory Asbury)
Christian Classes Free at CLI
I first began with wanting to learn more about Jesus and the Bible so that when put in a position to defend my beliefs, I could. After taking the Christian classes free at CLI, I now see it as wanting to learn and grow with Christ and use all of this valuable information to help my family grow in their faith as well. I can only imagine what it would have been like to have someone I looked up to growing up believing and teaching me about the love and grace that comes from Jesus. Therefore, that’s what I want for my children.
Currently, I am a business owner, a stay at home mom, and a wife. My growth in my faith with Jesus has become my quiet time to get away from the busyness of life and to accomplish some of my goals. I am currently a volunteer in my church community and hope to play a bigger role with them one day soon. These Christian classes free at Christian Leaders Institute are just what I need to strengthen my knowledge and understanding of God and His plan for my life. I would love for God to use me in any way he sees fit to bring more people to Him.
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