I Am a Young Person

I am a young person who grew up loving the Lord, learning about Him, and experiencing Him in a daily way in the local church. My parents were Christians, and they showed my two sisters and I how to be pursuers of Christ. They read the Bible and prayed with us. We had meetings in our home and sang enjoyable songs about the Lord Jesus. Most importantly, they helped us love God. I grew up with the knowledge that God loved me, but I also knew I was a sinner. Among other things, I lied, hated and stole. When I was eight years old, I called on the Lord's name and asked Him to save me. I'm nobody. I don't deserve God, but He still loves me. Ever since He saved me, He has been in my heart drawing me to seek Him and to love Him more. I passed through a troublesome time in junior high and high school, but somehow the Lord preserved my heart for Him. In college, I spent a lot of time with other believers and I went to many Christian retreats. I met many other young people from different places. We always got revived and encouraged in the Lord. At those times, I would always give my life again to the Lord and have a new beginning with Him. I now see how throughout those years God really took care of me and my family. Today, by the Lord's mercy, I am still loving Him and pursuing Him. He is my goal, my joy, and my everything. It was here in the local church that I fell in love with the Lord Jesus Christ. I also have to say I love the believers, the Body of Christ. All the young people I grew up with and all the older brothers and sisters are my family. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I am so happy and satisfied with Christ in the local church.
God's Desire

I thank and praise the Lord for the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. As a young person, I had the great privilege of hearing Witness Lee speak in about ten Bible trainings and many conferences throughout the United States. My first time to hear him was in Seattle. I was in junior high school. I wasn't that interested in what he said then, but his heart for the Lord and for all of the saints impressed me. As I got into high school and college I started to see, through his speaking, that God has an eternal purpose. He has a heart's desire and an arrangement to carry it out. God wants to be one with man. He created man, but man fell. Then God had to do something to redeem man. Becoming a man, God went through incarnation, human living, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. But why did God do this? God became a man to make man one with Him in life and nature but not in the Godhead. God loves man and wants to be one with him. He wants an eternal expression of Himself on this earth. Today, His bride is being prepared. Each day I am being saved much more in His life until eventually even my body will be glorified. I just have to cooperate with the Lord and let Him transform me day by day. Watchman Nee and Witness Lee's ministry has opened up the Bible so that I can see God's eternal purpose clearly. But most importantly, they have caused me to love and pursue the Lord more. Without love, all my Bible knowledge is vain. I've seen that the Bible is a romance between God and man. Everyday I want to fall in love again with Christ so that He can gain His Bride and be satisfied.