Thank you for sharing some of your valuable time with me in considering my salvation testimony. [I wasn’t raised in religion, nor did God save me in religion].
In 2012 (when I was 47 years old), God purposely called me during my rebellion against Him, and my greatest fear at that time was that I couldn’t be forgiven for all of my evil. God powerfully caused me to crave His forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
Over and over again, my conscience would be flooded with my sin-guilt, and I would frequently pull off the highway, go put my face to the ground, and beg God to please forgive me of my sins & to please save me. (That went on for a long time, several months). So one night while I was all alone driving on the grand parkway in Katy Texas, the Spirit of God caused me to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ’s finished work applied to me, (His death, burial, and resurrection, especially regarding sin forgiveness).
And when God’s grace came alive inside me that night, I literally screamed in an explosion of relief, (something like)…”I’m forgiven!!! I’m forgiven!!! I’m really and truly forgiven!!!” As I jumped up and down, banging on my truck’s headliner. Oh the relief to personally know God’s forgiveness!!! It’s indescribable!!! That particular night is the point at which I have known for sure ever since then that God has saved me, and God continues to teach me many things. God formed Christ in me, & caused me to rest in the finished work of Christ.
The risen Lord Jesus Christ accomplished all of my salvation; I am merely the recipient of His grace, love, forgiveness, sanctification, & righteousness. Therefore I thankfully proclaim: “All glory goes to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory goes to me whatsoever.”
(I was also baptized by immersion in the early days when God saved me).
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
Below is a picture of an actual writing that I wrote on a wall in our home as I was clinging to God’s forgiveness: