Learning more about God

My name is Dedra Jordan from the USA, and I am learning more about God at CLI. On December 14, 2017, my father passed away in my home. He was in Hospice care and ill for some time. I had some of my family there. As we all stood around my father before they took him away, I asked my cousin (a devout Christian) to say a prayer. We all joined hands and bowed our heads. My cousin began praying.

I felt LIKE I WAS SMACKED IN THE FACE. The Lord said to me, “It’s time for you to follow me.” And just like that, I wanted everything that had anything to do with Wicca out of my life. There was an urgency to get it away from me. I longed to be enveloped by the Lord’s grace and forgiveness and surrounded by Him.

Finding a Church Home

However, I felt at that time that I would be judged by those in the church. I felt judged by some in churches before. But my urgency to be in the congregation continued to grow. So, after a couple of months, both my husband and I decided that it was time to check out the church where my husband’s grandfather ministered. As soon as we walked in, I felt God’s enveloping love and acceptance that I longed for.

Since joining the church, I have never felt anything but that enveloping grace of our Lord and Savior. That feeling amplified this past May 28 when my mother passed away. As with my father, I cared for her as well. She too passed away in my home. I found that a church family is in more ways stronger than a biological one. Praise the Lord!

Service to God and Learning More about God at CLI

I started serving with the kids doing Bible crafts. However, the questions that they asked and how inquisitive they were made me wonder. I felt that there was more to my purpose. Was I to lead these kids toward Christ? I needed more knowledge and training. So I searched online. I found the Christian Leaders Institute for learning more about God, the Bible, and ministry. Thank you, CLI for this study opportunity!

Learn more about ordination at the Christian Leaders Alliance. Interested in a low-cost degree? Check out the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.

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