COMING HOME

 

Have you ever wondered how you arrived at a particular destination in your life?  What course of events led you to be the person that you are today, or what led you to have the beliefs that you do today? Well, this is my story and I would like to share it with you!

 

I was raised in a traditional Christian church. Some of my earliest memories are of going to church. I accepted the Lord Jesus as my personal Savior around the age of 7.  I began teaching younger children at the age of 12. I have held almost every position that a Protestant church has to offer. I have been children's director, youth director, Sunday School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Secretary and Treasurer, Life-Group leader, Church Pianist, Worship Leader, and the list goes on and on. I'm not bragging by telling you these things, I simply want you to understand that I was a very "churched" person. About the only position that I have not held is Pastor. However, I have been a Pastor's wife! (LOL)

 

Having said all of the above, I grew up with a feeling that something was missing. I felt as though the Bible had more to say to me than what I had been taught or than what I understood when I read it. It seemed as though there was always something deeper that I was missing.

 

In my teens I began to ask some deeper questions that never got answered to my satisfaction; like where does the Bible say that the Sabbath was changed to Sunday?

 

Well, to make a very long story much shorter, these questions continued until I was finally  inspired by the Holy Spirit to study what I considered to be the "Feasts of the Jews ". Little did I know that this study and research would prove to be "eye-opening" for me. I soon discovered that these were not "the Jews Feasts" but Yahweh's Feasts, and I was instructed to keep them. From there the scales began to fall off of my eyes and I could see clearly for the first time in my life. I began to see and understand that there were many things that the traditional church had failed to teach and understand because we have been led astray from the roots of Scripture and our own Christian Faith in a very "Jewish" Messiah. The scriptures came fully alive for me like never before, from cover to cover, and my life has been transformed forever. The "hole" of emptiness that I always felt like I couldn't fill, the despair of feeling that there was more, began to be filled up. All of the puzzle pieces began to come together. The Bible became a new book!  This incredible journey will never end as Yahweh reveals the truth of His Word! 

The amazing thing is that, for the first time in my life,  I felt like ----I HAD COME HOME!

There will be some of you reading this who have followed my similar journey and - know exactly what I mean.

It is my desire to show others, through my blogs, the Jewishness of Jesus Christ, His early disciples and the New Testament writings.

Shalom!

Leisa Baysinger

Our Ancient Paths

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