MY TESTIMONY by Beth Mills

My name is Beth. I am married to Robert (5 yrs.) and have two boys. Jacob is 4 and Ben is 2.

My testimony is that I was brought up in and out of Baptist churches. I was told that if I prayed "this " prayer at age 4 that I would have Jesus in my heart. I was told that if I did good things that I would go to heaven. I was told that now that I am baptized that I would go to heaven. All of this over the course of 12 yrs or so. Well, I didn't quite get it. I had heard about Jesus of course and what he had done for me. But I didn't trust in it. I still thought there was something I needed to do to be saved like, be good, but that never worked. There even came a point when I gave up that there even was a God and a heaven or hell, because God couldn't "make" me be good. When I was 8 months pregnant with my second child I was unhappy in my marriage and at home. I had been attending ladies bible study for some time and was beginning to understand and study my bible. I found there are instructions to me as a wife, mother and individual. I trusted in what the bible had to say, finally, and started doing those things. I saw immediate results in my family's life, and then I realized I could trust in what Jesus had done for me on the cross. For me, I guess it was believing that the Bible was the unshakable truth for my life. It is ever constant, never changing, and always completely right. I am so thankful that it is not my "works" that get me to heaven because I know that I could never do enough to satisfy the law. Jesus did it all! So I have been saved for 2 1/2 yrs. now. I am very happily married and a very happy mother and woman.

Only because of Him,