Shawntee’s Faith Story

In the summer of 1987 when I was 10 years old, I made a true profession of faith. But, I was baptized only because my brother wanted to be baptized and I didn’t want to be left out. My commitment to God wasn’t wholehearted. So when I left home, I began making decisions and living a lifestyle that wasn’t God honoring. It wasn’t until my family and I moved to Ennis and started getting involved at Tabernacle that I really started growing in my faith and wanting to depend entirely on God.

During this last year and a half, my faith and commitment to God had grown incredibly and I have seen His hand and His goodness in my life in ways beyond my understanding. Through all my years of financial struggles, wondering how I would provide for my family. Through all the relationship struggles in my life, God has been ever-present and constant to me. He has used so many of my church family to show me over and over again his love, provision and goodness. Because of God’s grace, I am no longer bound by the decisions of my past. I am no longer in the dark. I am no longer finding my identity in my relationships. I am finding my value and worth in God. God, all my life you have been faithful. All my life you have been so, so good. Through this biblical baptism, I declare from this point forward that I will honor you with every breath that I am able and I will sing of your goodness.