Marriage Monday~Share your Testimony

by adustyframe ~ February 7th, 2011

March 1976 was a big month for me!

I started piano lessons.

Playing the piano has been a lifelong love for me. I truly enjoy sitting down to play and am thankful for the discipline my parents chose to instill in me.I was not allowed to quit lessons or practicing. Mom said that I was the only one of us 4 that she didn’t have to make practice–she usually had to make me get off the piano!

Mom was my 1st teacher, then there were others. Mrs. K, Mrs. C, Dr. E. I picked up different habits and methods from the different teachers.

Mrs. K was the “Thou shalt not look at thy fingers” teacher. Now let me tell you, it stunk when I was a kid! Now that I’m an adult and play advanced arrangements suffice it to say that “Mrs. Thou Shalt Not” did me a tremendous favor!  Mrs. C instilled a lot of discipline and foundational knowledge. She also expected perfection.
Dr. E taught me to feel the music and how to convey the feeling in the way I touch the keys. (He taught me much more–he’s a pro!)

When I was 4 years old, I don’t think I could have imagined the progress I’d make in my piano playing. I am sure I didn’t forsee a talent that is used by God to worship Him and to enrich the worship of others.
March of 1976 was also the month I accepted Christ as my Savior!
I have been saved for 35 years!

When I shared this at blessing time tonight, I received some very astonished looks! I guess I hide my old age well!
So many times people have tried to tell me that a 4 year old cannot understand the theology and faith involved in accepting Christ.

I completely understood what was involved and I had as a matter of fact, decided to delay accepting Christ until a later date.

At 4 years old, I had chosen to wait for another day.Thankfully, the Lord worked in my heart and life and I chose to accept Him sooner than later.

I remember that it was a Saturday night. I told my Mom that I wanted to pray to be saved and we sat down on the floor and she showed me the verses from the Bible. I prayed to accept the Lord that night.

Sometimes, we joke “I was saved from a life of fighting with my siblings and a life of not sharing my toys”. You know a 4 year old cannot be involved in too many “heavy” sins. But the fact remains that I was a sinner in need of a Savior.

I thank God that I didn’t have any “heavy” or besetting sins to overcome and that I was able to live a life free of much heartache and sadness.

Even though I trusted in Christ at a young age, I’ve never felt that I have it all together or that I don’t have much to change in my life. I am confronted regularly with my sin nature and am thankful that the Lord loves us so much that he helps us grow to be more like him.

So, my sister laughs at me that I can REMEMBER things from 35 years ago–well, I may be old but her day is coming!

Lizzie

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  2. Miriam Pauline

    It was June 1975 for me. It was my 7th birthday. I, too, am thankful for the things I missed by finding my Saviour at such a young age. My understanding of my decision deepened as I grew older, but that initial faith was absolutely solid. I have also heard criticism that I was too young, thank God he didn’t think so. Thanks for sharing your story.

  3. Dawn @ Guiding Light

    What a wonderful salvation story! Blessings to you! Visiting from Marriage Monday.

  4. Barbara H.

    Enjoyed reading your testimony!

  5. e-Mom

    SO glad you joined us today, Lizzie! I have not stopped in here for awhile. I like your new look.

    Your early conversion is precious AND I believe it. Did you know that Barna Research has found the very best time to witness to someone is Pre-school age? “Train up a child…”

    Children have a natural spirituality, and do seem to understand sin and the need for a Savior. How wonderful that you had a believing Mom. LOL, so glad you didn’t wait for another day.

    I had no idea you were a pianist. Do you think there will be pianos in heaven? Hope so. I play too. ღ

    Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, sweet friend.

    Blessings, e-Mom

  6. Mac an Rothaich

    Awe, children understand the LOVE involved in it all better then us adults and it isn’t just about sins and being forgiven… sounds like you really desired to be part of Jesus’s family and kingdom, a great reason to let children express their desires for more of Jesus even at a young age. Sweet story, thanks for sharing.

  7. Melissa

    How beautiful, that you heard His voice when you were so young! Thanks for sharing your story!

  8. Denise

    bless you.

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