All my life I have been going to church every Sunday. At first it seemed like the most boring thing in the world, but then I started to listen. I started to sing the hymns, I started to read along with the Psalms and ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ and the Creed. Everything seemed to make sense, and the more I learnt about it, the more I realised how great it was.
I was around nine when I really started to take it in. When I started to set up the credence table and when I had my first communion. I decided around then that this was who I wanted to be. Later, in high school, in Year 8, I was invited to go to CHARGE Youth at St Bart’s, Toowoomba. I believe this has truly changed my spiritual journey – it was the first time in my life I realised you don’t have to be 50 to be a Christian. Being confirmed, I think, will give me a sense of identity as I become an adult. I want to grow up with a strong relationship with God. This is why I want to be confirmed.
I have decided to put my trust in the promises of God and commit my life to Him; and I want to express that in front of the people in my life, in both the faith and non-faith aspects. I want to live my adult life in the faith and practice of the Church, I want to go through life loving God with my whole heart and my neighbour as myself.
I believe that God has brought me out of darkness into His awesome light. I want to live my life as in 2 Timothy 4.7, to live a life of godliness and righteousness, to put all my effort into proclaiming the gospel, and to keep my faith until my life’s end. I want to live my life pleasing God in everything that I do and to do everything in the name of the Lord.
I know that being confirmed will not automatically enable me to accomplish this, but I believe that it will symbolise my decision.